By QIAO ZHANG

On February 1st, New Mind staff and students met at Valentine Common, which is the dormitory for New Mind students, and started cooking chicken wings, seven layer dip, pizza pinwheels, spinach artichoke dip, and brownies.  Using hands-on learning, students had a better understanding about American food and how to cook it. The cultural education and relationship between students was established in the process.

Before the game started, New Mind staff had to explain American football rules for students and encouraged students to use those rules to play bingo.  Students had to pay attention to first touchdown, scoring, cheering squad performance, and even commercials to win the bingo. Students enjoyed the game and actively participated in bingo. Besides the game, students also learned interesting facts about the commercials. Although it did not take a long time, students were able to explore more unique experiences within American culture.