By CeciUrbanski The celebration of new beginnings is a nearly universal characteristic in various global traditions. In China, most citizens celebrate ،春节 (chūnjie), the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Although the festivities take place over the course of several days, this year, the actual new year began on Jan. 22. Unlike the traditional… Read More Marian community celebrates Chinese culture for Lunar New Year
Block D Mandarin students (and a few from study hall) joined Mandarin teacher Mrs. WenLi Rapkin in the cafe to make chicken and pork dumplings on Jan. 20, 2023. Chinese New Year begins this weekend. Students enjoyed learning about the process and taste-testing their creations!
By J1 Reporter Scarlett Henery Marian’s world language department recently welcomed a new mandarin teacher, Mrs. Wenli Rapkin. Being an international teacher, Rapkin said that Marian has been significantly different from not only public schools, but the schools she’s experienced in China. “This is a totally new experience for me,” she said. Many Marian students… Read More Mandarin teacher compares schools in China to Marian
By J1 reporter Liv Birnstihl Learning a new language is tricky enough as it is. But Mandarin? Now that’s a whole other story. With the removal of Latin from Marian’s foreign language program, the addition of Mandarin was subject for some curiosity among students. The program, now in its fourth year, has become more and… Read More The Future of Mandarin in the Midst of COVID-19
Reprinted from the January Network, page 10 NayahMbilain Marian is a place where girls become important women in the world, while welcoming different cultures and backgrounds. Sophomore Dokyung Kim, also known as Skyla, is a new international student in the Marian community from Incheon, South Korea. Before Marian, she studied in the small mountain town… Read More A new exchange in cultures: community welcomes two new international students