Burgburst 2018 Celebrates Gettysburg’s Diversity

The CUB ballroom, decorated with multicultural flags, hosted a variety of cuisines and performances at this year’s Burgburst (Photo Kyra Pfeiffer/The Gettysburgian).

The CUB ballroom, decorated with multicultural flags, hosted a variety of cuisines and performances at this year’s Burgburst (Photo Kyra Pfeiffer/The Gettysburgian)

By Kyra Pfeiffer, Staff Writer

On Saturday, December 4, the CUB Ballroom was flooded with students, faculty, and members of the local community at Gettysburg College’s annual Burgburst celebration.

Colorful flags lined the ballroom walls and rafters, threading attendees of all origins together as they sat at the multitudes of tables spread before the stage.

Burgburst drew in many members of Gettysburg College and the surrounding community. Attendees of all cultural backgrounds were present at this inclusive event.

This signature campus event displayed food and performances from all over the world.

“I thought that it was an amazing event,” said McKenzie Somers ’20. “It fostered diversity and acceptance of other cultures. Even though it was mostly food-based, the performances were great.”

The event features student organizations including Black Student Union, Asian Student Union, Hillel, Japanese Cultural Club, among others.

Together, the clubs produced dishes ranging from mac and cheese to sushi. They also put together a variety of performances for the crowd.

With a paid ticket, attendees were provided with a passport that could be stamped upon visiting the diverse cuisine tables.

Upon completion, the passports could be raffled off for a prize, promoting an exploration of the world’s food and overstuffed stomachs for each passport completer.

According to Hailey Dedrick of the Budgeting Committee, the organizers of Burgburst admire the way the event came together and encourage the student body to continue attending the celebration in years to come, as the event continues to play a special role in Gettysburg’s student body coming together.

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Author: Kyra Pfeiffer

Kyra Pfeiffer ’21 hails from Scranton, Pennsylvania, which is home to “The Office” as well as an annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Previously, she served as chief editor of her high school newspaper and also is an award-winning poet and artist and an accomplished literary critic. In addition to writing for The Gettysburgian, she hopes to join a sorority, work as a bartender, and major in English and Political Science.

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