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Gator Adaa harassed during outdoor dance practice

Gator Adaa harassed during outdoor dance practice

Gator Adaa, a University of Florida Bollywood dance fusion team was harassed during a rehearsal on Oct. 4. Two white men in their 30s, who might have been intoxicated, interrupted a Gator Adaa practice at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. “At first we went along with it, and we’re like ‘yeah,

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Hijabi

Hijabi

“If you Google ‘Muslim woman,’ there is a pretty distinct image that comes up,” said Rana Abdelhamid, a 22-year-old student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. “It’s of a woman that’s wearing a niqab that’s completely black, which is very uniform and not representative of the diversity and heterogeneity

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Olympian Michelle Kwan comes to UF to campaign for Clinton

Olympian Michelle Kwan comes to UF to campaign for Clinton

Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan came to speak at UF on Thursday on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign. After Kwan finished her Olympic career as a figure skater, she went back to school to focus on political science and international relations. She is now the surrogate outreach coordinator for

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UF Holi postponed due to weather concerns

UF Holi postponed due to weather concerns

The UF Holi – Festival of Colors 2016, due to happen Saturday at 11 a.m. on Norman Field, has been postponed after thunderstorms were forecast. Anjelika Chatwal and Dhara Patel, UF Holi directors, made the announcement on the Facebook event page on Wednesday evening. The event was rescheduled to next

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Q&A: The Asian American Students on UF’s Executive Ticket – Kalyani Hawaldar

Kalyani Halwaldar is a fourth-year sociology and biology double major on the pre-med track. Hawaldar was Access party’s president last election cycle, and is currently a Gatorship assistant director. She is also a Florida Cicerone and was a First Year Florida peer leader. This year, she served as the diversity

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Dr. Ken – “Kevin O’Connell” Shows The “American” In Asian-American Families

It’s easy to see why “Dr. Ken” got a full season order. The ABC program continues to soar above other sitcoms, which tend to feel stale quick. In a change of pace from last week, instead of revealing how great Ken is and how he can change over the course of an

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Dr. Ken – Dr. Ken Shows Character Development Potential In “Ken Helps Pat”

Dr. Ken – Dr. Ken Shows Character Development Potential In “Ken Helps Pat”

Continuing their winning streak, “Dr. Ken” created another episode that wins over viewers with its consistent level of humor and character depth. This episode relied more on a funny storyline than individual jokes, which are both aspects that a comedy needs to balance out. It’s very promising that in only three short episodes, Dr.

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Dr. Ken – Fresh Take On The Asian-American Family in “The Seminar”

Dr. Ken – Fresh Take On The Asian-American Family in “The Seminar”

This week’s episode was a big improvement for “Dr. Ken.” It starts with Ken offending a patient, again – seemingly resulting in his third complaint, which means he has to go to sensitivity training.  Unlike the last episode, where the jokes felt forced and the awareness of the family’s cultural

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Dr. Ken – The Show Struggles To Find Its Place In The Pilot

Dr. Ken – The Show Struggles To Find Its Place In The Pilot

ABC’s Dr. Ken features the doctor turned actor Ken Jeong as Ken Park, who ironically plays a doctor. For those familiar with the recently departed sitcom “Community,” Jeong is a familiar face. He’s an experienced comedic actor, so this series has a lot of potential with a ton of marketing prior

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