Samoa: Photo Feature

BY AKIELLY HU These pictures attempt to capture the lush, tropical, and vibrant Samoan way of life, or fa'a Samoa. Many depict the family farm lifestyle, as well as traditional cooking in the umu, or cooking pit. Samoa's culture is rich with traditional foods, church-related activities, art, dancing, and so much more. Above all, the … Continue reading Samoa: Photo Feature

Samoa: Eating Tinned Fish on a Tropical Island What I Learned About Obesity in Samoa

BY AKIELLY HU     On my second day of living with a host family in Samoa, my host siblings and I rode a bus into the capitol city of Apia. I vividly remember peering over the railing at the top of the Apia government building, wide-eyed at the novelty of the view: stark white … Continue reading Samoa: Eating Tinned Fish on a Tropical Island What I Learned About Obesity in Samoa