Student Voice


April 25, 2024



Global Perspectives

Global traditions: Chinese deity

December 11, 2019

Joss money, also known as ghost or spirit money, are sheets of paper or paper-crafts made into burnt offerings common in Chinese ancestral worship. Burning joss money is an important custom for Chinese people to commemorate the dead. Chinese believe that the deceased will receive the money and benefit from a happy and prosperous afterlife if you burn it.  

Global traditions: Opera facial makeup

December 11, 2019

A special feature of national cosmetics in China is types of facial makeup in operas. Each historical figure or a certain type of person in the opera has an approximate spectral type, like singing or playing music, and these are the types of facial makeup in operas. The types of facial makeup in operas are based on certain personalities, temperaments or some special types of figures for the use of certain colors. 

Global traditions: Chinese names

December 11, 2019

Nowadays, there are nearly 500 surnames in China. As we all know, China is a big country with a big population, so it is normal that lots of people have the same surname.

Global traditions: Dumplings

December 11, 2019

Dumplings are traditional pasta of the Han nationality in China. They are an annual festival food for the Spring Festival, and they are deeply loved by the Chinese people.

Arts and entertainment: K-drama

December 11, 2019

Hotel Deluna is a famous TV show. These days Korean drama is famous around the world. I've even heard a lot about K-drama from American, Chinese and Japanese students, who are interested in K-drama.

Arts and entertainment: Chinese dance drama

December 11, 2019

Recently, The Eternal Wave, a famous Chinese dance drama which is produced by Shanghai Dance Theatre had won the highest award in Chinese performance industry. The dance drama is based on a real historical story about the Chinese revolutionary martyr Li Bai.

Arts and entertainment: Chinese movie

December 11, 2019

Recently, a Chinese movie Better Days received good reviews. It tells a story between two high school students, which reflects a phenomenon: school bullying. Chen Nian is a top student in the school. Her only thought was to be admitted to a good university. 

Arts and entertainment: The Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains 

December 11, 2019

China has a long and interesting history, because of this history, Chinese people have also invented a special way of painting. 

Arts and entertainment: Make-up Flower

December 11, 2019

Confucius is one of the great historical figures in China, but what I want to introduce today is not Confucius' thoughts and life, but the old clothes of Confucius' mansion.

Trends here, trends there: Traditional clothes

December 11, 2019

Chinese people have traditional clothes and now they are more willing to wear clothes like "Hanfu" or other traditional styles. Hanfu has many forms, such as cross neck, right lapel or lace up.

Here is this semester's Student Voice staff. Click on a name to see what the staff member has written.

Jack Schindler Van Hoof


Lexi Janzer

Assistant Editor

Anna Gunderson

General Manager

Joshua Brauer


Rachel Karweick


Ethan Lay


Ashley Patrin


Madelyn Retzlaff


Ella Tretsven