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Redefining Masculinity

Redefining Masculinity

Sweat drips down his chiseled jawline as he flexes his muscles and lifts weights. He knows that after he finishes at the gym, he must go to the bar, discuss football with his “bros,” check out girls at the bar and eat his body weight’s worth in meat – all

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On the Of(fence)

On the Of(fence)

The sabres clash against one another with the sound of metal on metal as opponents advance toward one another. Carefully anticipating the other’s next move, the fencers move with agility and confidence, thrusting and parrying with each step. The attacker lunges and her blade makes contact with her rival’s chest.

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Q&A: Ryan Potter

Q&A: Ryan Potter

Sparks: How did you feel about tonight? Ryan Potter: It was amazing. After watching the show, I just got an awesome sense of family here and unity. It really is such a tight knit community between sisters and brothers. Everyone comes from a very similar place of being by themselves,

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Skincare in the Western and Asian Worlds

Skincare in the Western and Asian Worlds

Small, plastic particles found in hygiene and cosmetic products have been wreaking havoc for the environment. Despite the immense attention that microbeads have garnered in American media in recent months, we don’t often hear about these plastic exfoliators in Asian products. Some believe the Asian beauty product industry’s emphasis on

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PSA hosts 20th annual cultural show

PSA hosts 20th annual cultural show

As the lights dimmed at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, audience members quieted down in their seats, and performers fidgeted nervously behind the curtain. All eyes were on the stage in preparation of the Pakistani Students’ Association’s 20th annual culture show, Celebrations of Pakistan. Set on

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Leaders roasted at AASU Week Food and Whine Festival

Leaders roasted at AASU Week Food and Whine Festival

As a part of Asian American Student Union Week, celebrating AASU’s 23rd birthday, freshmen of the Freshmen Leadership Program hosted the first ever Food and Whine Festival on March 15. The event served as a way to invite constructive criticism through humor and to recognize the potential areas of development

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UF APIA Affairs office has grand opening

While the University of Florida’s J. Wayne Reitz Union held its own reopening outside of the new main entrance, Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs held its own celebration inside as well. With activities such as a photo booth and an origami station, the grand opening marked a new beginning for

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Marry Vuong Balancing Two Worlds: Fashion & Pharmacy

Ever since she was a young girl, Marry Vuong knew she had an interest in the fashion world. Her passion began at home with her grandmother and her Barbie. Vuong is a second-year pharmacy student the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and also a fashion designer with her own collection,

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