Diwali: An Illumination of Past and Present 

Anticipation buzzed in the air as Edison theater filled to near-capacity on Friday evening for the opening performance of Diwali. 

| Contributing Writer

Ashoka apologizes for ‘hurtful, resentful and unacceptable’ Diwali skit

Ashoka’s executive board released a statement on Monday night outlining their plans for accountability after public outcry about this year’s Diwali skit.

| Managing Editor

Back to Diwali: 30-year anniversary brings energy to WU community

Diwali, presented by Ashoka, celebrated its 30th anniversary this weekend with dancing, theatrics and music. This year’s performance marks decades of bringing a spectacle of sound, color and, most importantly, light to the Edison Theatre.

Lydia McKelvie | Staff Writer

‘Spurring dialogue’: Ashoka raises funds for Kashmir Relief Fund through Diwali

Dancing, expression, fashion, music and skits will all combine at the Diwali showcase this weekend, Nov. 8 and 9. Diwali, a typically Hindu festival celebrated by individuals across the South Asian diaspora, started on Sunday, and the holiday will last throughout this week. Ashoka, the South Asian Student Association at Washington University, puts on their annual showcase of the same name.

Marc Ridgell | Contributing Writer

WashU Raas places third at Raas Royalty competition

This was the team’s first time placing in a competition in four years.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Photo Gallery: Diwali 2018: ‘Unbreakable Kaira Shree’

“Unbreakable Kaira Shree” was exhibited this past weekend at Edison Theatre and featured performances from Wash. U. groups, as well as a fashion show and a philanthropy presentation.

Jiyoon Kang and Ryan Yang | Student Life Photographers

Ashoka puts on 29th Diwali show in Edison Theatre

Over the weekend, Ashoka staged its 29th annual show for Diwali, the festival of lights in South Asian tradition. More than 200 Washington University students came together to perform and produce this year’s Diwali: “Unbreakable Kaira Shree.”

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Beyond Diwali: A cappella group Sur Taal Laya goes full time

Sur Taal Laya’s signature style of arranging is to create mashups of Bollywood songs and popular English songs. This fusion creates beautiful sonic experiences that blend South Asian and American cultures.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Many moving pieces: Working backstage at Diwali

Most audience members, in enjoying the show’s colorful and multitudinous offerings, may not have thought about what goes on behind the scenes of a massive undertaking such as this one.

| Senior Scene Editor

Students shine brightly in Diwali celebration

Ashoka hosted its 28th annual show centered around a main narrative of alien invasion, appropriately titled “The Diwali Files.”

Ali Gold | Senior Cadenza Editor

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