Students celebrated the Lunar New Year in St. Mary’s on Friday afternoon. The cultural celebration began on Jan. 25 and continues to Feb. 8. This year is the Year of the Rat, which will prioritize the rat’s traits of quick thinking and adapting to one’s environment. To honor the new year, the Chinese Cultural Club gathered for food, bingo and good fortune signs. The color red abounded, as it can ward away bad luck. More Lunar New Year events will be held around Portland in the coming week.