Pacific Club to host a Hawaiian lū’au Saturday

Jarrae Newell

Poster for Luau
The Pacific Club will host a lūʻau on April 28th in the LSC Grand Ballroom. (Megan Daly | Collegian)

Aloha means more than just hello.  

To those unfamiliar with the word Aloha, it is often used as a form of greeting or farewell, but to many, it is much more than that. It is a way of life.

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The newly formed student organization Pacific Club, formerly known as Hui ʻo Hawaiʻi, is hosting a Hawaiian lūʻau on April 28 in the Lory Student Center. Doors open at 5 p.m.

A lūʻau is a Hawaiian party or feast traditionally held to celebrate differences and unite people. It is usually accompanied by entertainment. The lūʻau at CSU will showcase Hawaiian traditions such as Samoan dance, Chamorro language and legend and more.

Additionally, the lūʻau will feature 36 dances from a local hālau, a buffet of Hawaiian food and a drawing for exclusive Hawaiian snacks, goods and activities.

Tickets are available at csutix.com or at the door.  

This will be the first time having a Hawaiian lūʻau at CSU in three years. According to a press release from the Pacific Club, the lū’au could not have come at a better time in light of recent bias-related incidents on campus. The press release explained the Pacific Islander community felt it would be the ideal time to host a lūʻau that emphasizes unity, togetherness and living Aloha

Jarrae Newell can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @Jarrae_Newell.