DIY Totes and Pillows

Starting February 1st, 2017, Chicago implemented a $0.07 tax on all bags in stores. To help combat this, we recently hosted a GBM to instruct how to upcycle t-shirts into tote bags so that you will always have a bag on you, avoid that tax, and help the environment. Not only this, but we showed how to make pillows out of shirts. It was a fun, creative, and informative GBM.

In case you wanted to make the bags again or show others how to make them, below, courtesy of our Treasurer, is a slideshow instructing how to do so. (You can pause the slideshow to follow the steps with more precision.)

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Hope to see you all at our next GBM!!

GBM Game Night

We had our game night today. We had a lot of games: breakfast scramble, knock the cans, pencil toss, stacks, cake walk, gummy face, water pong, and baby rattle. We had a lot of fun with you all and seeing how many people pied our e-board, it seems like you all did too. Check out our Facebook page for more pictures you might be in and feel to tag yourself or others.

Can’t wait to see you all next week!

You can check our blog and Facebook to see what future events we will have, or you can ask one of us!

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The Kingdom of Bhutan

Our first featured country is The Kingdom of Bhutan.

Bhutan is located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas and is a Buddhist kingdom. However, in 2008 they became a two party parliamentary democracy. Very well known for its monasteries, fortresses and magnificent landscapes from subtropical plains to steep mountains and their valleys, Bhutan attracts many visitors looking for both spiritual and sightseeing activities.

Bhutan has almost cut itself off from the rest of the world completely for centuries. They let in very little influence from the outside world. They do this so that they can protect their ancient traditions. Bhutan views guarding their culture as one of their most important values. For example, they did not have television or internet until 1999.

Many Southern Bhutanese citizens are residing in Nepal after being deported from Bhutan. There has been much conflict in the area about whether they should be allowed to stay. A large amount were sent to Refugee camps. While this conflict is still happening, many Bhutanese refugees have been sent abroad to start anew. Many have settled in India, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. In America, they are given around 6 months to adjust to their new lifestyles and are left to fend for themselves afterwards.

Each month we will post about an Asian or Pacific Island country and we will ask you a question about it in a following GBM. If answer the question correctly, you will win a FREE AASIA T-SHIRT. 

You need to be a PAID AASIA Member to participate in the game. This upcoming GBM (9/21) is your LAST chance to become a paid member.

We hope to see you all at our Micro-aggressions Workshop (9/21) in SCE 613 4-6 PM!

You can check our Facebook for more information.

Micro-aggressions Workshop

Hello all!!!

We’re glad you’re checking our website out!

Our next GBM on Wednesday, Sept. 21st we will be having a workshop on Micro-aggressions. If you don’t know what those are you should come learn more about them and how they may be affecting you. If you do know what they are, still come to see there may be some micro-aggressions that are new to you or to get a refresher.

We hope to see you next Wednesday! Tell your friends! Everyone is welcome!


Salutations AASIA! 

I hope you guys had a ton of fun at our last General Body Meeting of International Game Night. It was a blast playing a bunch of games both international and well known ones too. 

For our next General Body Meeting, we will be having a movie night! Not only a movie night, but an Image😀 

For our international movie night, we will be voting between Rurouni Kenshin or a Samurai Movie! 

We will be watching the movie in Burnham Hall Room 309 (it’ll be a classroom setting) from 4:00pm-6:00pm. 

Bring friends and get ready to just chill and relax with a movie and good friends. Hope to see you all there!


Greetings AASIA!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Ice skating event! It was a blast trying to skate and some of us succeeding! 

So how many of you watched the Superbowl?
Did that Bruno Mars make you wanna dance your socks off when he sang Treasure? I know I wanted to! 

That being said, AASIA is proud to present it’s very own EVO workshop for spring semester! 

As most of you know, AASIA does have it’s own dance troupe, EVO. Hence, this week we will be learning a routine by EVO’s very own Raj Patel and Eva Meier.

So come out and shake what your mama gave ya! 

We start busting a move at 4:00PM -6:00PM in Student Center East, Room 605

Hope to see you then!

AASIA’s Date Auction!

Now that November has finally arrived, it is an exciting month packed full of awesome events! Our next event is going to be one of our biggest ones, Date Auction!!!

When: Wednesday, 11/6/13, 4pm-6pm
Where: Burnham Hall (BH) 308

What is Date Auction, you may ask…
Well, think of it as like a game show with contestants. We are going to ask the contestants questions and some will even show off their talents! Mash them up together and there you go, you got a date auction.

If you want to, you can bid for someone you want to go on a date/hang-out/ with. Don’t have money to bid on people? Not a problem! You’ll still enjoy the event. But we’re sure you will bid on someone. Come and see what’s going on!


Also, Imperial Ball tickets are on sale now!
We’re selling during the meetings, as well as everyday in AARCC if you see an Eboard member!
Check out our event page for more info:

The more the merrier, it will be a magnificent evening!

Asian American Students in Alliance