On a lovely and temperate fall day in late October, FASA organized an apple-picking trip at Lyman Orchards, about half an hour away from Wesleyan campus. The trip was open to the Wesleyan public and many non-FASA members came along for the ride.
The sun was shining brightly as we reached our destination, and hills of orange hue surrounded all around, making for a stunning view with the best colors of fall.
Blood red apples hung temptingly from the branches of the apple trees, ripe for the picking. What a treat it was to reach out, pluck an apple, and sink into the sweetness, juice dribbling down our chins!
Here are some photos of the participants enjoying themselves:
We returned with stomachs and bags full of apples, fresh air in our lungs, and happiness in our hearts, all blessings of Mother Nature’s rich bounty.
Written by Justin Liew ‘18
On September 6th 2015, FASA held a Freeman Reception 2015 for Freeman Scholars class of 2019. The event itself was a part of the New Students Orientation, and was held at the Asian/Asian American House lawn.
The Freeman Reception 2015 was mostly a welcoming event where the freshmen could get to know a little bit about the sophomores, juniors, seniors, and FASA in general. FASA ExCo provided chips and drinks to snack on, and Tuan, senior from Vietnam, lead the icebreaker games.
Here is the list of FASA’s newest members:
Wilson Lai — Hong Kong
Amira Suntana — Indonesia
Sara Kim — Japan
Teresa Naval — Philippines
Amanda Yeoh — Malaysia
Ziran Cai — PRC
Gayon Yang — South Korea
Han Yang Tay — Singapore
Wei Lan Lim — Taiwan
Pi Songkuntham — Thailand
Giap Do — Vietnam
This Saturday, we are going to have our first potluck of the semester and Fall 2016 election! There are 7 open positions in the ExCo, and we cannot wait to have new ExCo members to work with us this semester!
Check out this short video from the Reception event:
After months of horrid winter, the weather has finally turned for the better! Over 20 enthusiastic people took advantage of the perfect sunny weather by going on a hike to Sleepy Giant State Park. The hike was held on Apr 18, Saturday, and was co-sponsored by the Freeman Asian Scholars Association (FASA) and Outhouse.
Despite the early meeting time, most participants were already assembled at10am in Outhouse. Posse Scholars and QuestBridge Scholars counted among the participants, and the event served to enable different communities to interact with one another. After a brief introductory session, we were quickly scooted off to our destination – Sleepy Giant!
Near Quinnipiac University, the mountain is a popular hiking spot for students and residents living in the region. Many hikers were seen at the foot of the mountain ready for their ascend on this wonderful Saturday morning. The heat wasn’t bad at all, and was a nice welcome after the record winter temperatures that plagued the Northeastern region. We could no longer wait! After an hour of climbing and chatting, we soon arrived at the lookout tower at the peak of the mountain. We quickly clambered together to take a group-shot, eager to show how sporty we were.
Despite the sleepy creature that lay below us, we were as energetic as ever throughout the journey. Thank you to everyone who participated in the hike, and we hope to see you all at the next FASA event
Picture and text by Victor Goh