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Q&A: Julia Chew

Q&A: Julia Chew

Sparks Magazine: What led you to become a fashion designer? Julia Chew: I’ve always enjoyed sewing. I’ve always made my own clothes. It’s always been something that’s been really fun for me to do. Eight years ago, I turned it from being just a hobby to making it a business.

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Q&A: David Choi

Q&A: David Choi

David Choi is a Korean-American musician who launched his career on YouTube. He landed on YouTube’s homepage in 2006 with “Youtube, A Love Song.” He performed at UF’s Asian Kaleidoscope Month opening ceremony. Sparks: What made you decide to pursue music? How did you develop your specific sound? David Choi:

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Q&A: Kevin Wu

Q&A: Kevin Wu

Kevin Wu, better known as KevJumba, captivated an audience of young Asian Americans in the mid to late 2000s as one of the first major Asian American YouTubers. He stepped back from YouTube after his film career did not take off as expected and he was in a major car

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Corporate Bound: Asian American women face discrimination in the workplace

Corporate Bound: Asian American women face discrimination in the workplace

By: Cindy Lu Victoria Lim, a Chinese American, was trying to cover veteran memorials in nearby communities as a journalism student, but she was turned away from the organizers of the memorial. Her very presence as an Asian American was seen as irreverent. “He said, ‘How disrespectful can you be?

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Obama Campaigns for Clinton in Jacksonville

Obama Campaigns for Clinton in Jacksonville

By Zachariah Chou Attendees started lining up as early as 1 a.m. to be first in line to see the President of the United States on Nov. 3, 2016. The general admission line stretched for over a mile down the road away from the University of North Florida arena by

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Big appetite, little time

Big appetite, little time

By: Rakell Merci The timer is set, the challenge is ready, and there’s only one thought running through Nathan Figueroa’s mind: Leave no crumb behind. Eating challenges aren’t unfamiliar to the 28 year old. He’s eaten a 10-ounce burger, a carton of fries and a seven-layer cake for the Kitchen

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Sparks gets untucked with Kim Chi

Sparks gets untucked with Kim Chi

Interview by Kevin Huynh Story by Nicole Dan Sparks Magazine interviewed Kim Chi before her appearance at UF’s Pride Awareness Month’s Drag Show. Kim Chi is currently the only Asian American contestant on season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She spoke about her gender identity, race and style inspiration.  

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Association of Asian Alumni Unites Past and Present Gators

Association of Asian Alumni Unites Past and Present Gators

By Othelia Jumapao Most students hear the cliché phrases “history repeats itself” and “history is written by the winners” by their old professors or parents. Phillip Cheng, a 28-year-old high school mathematics teacher in Hawaii repeats the same thing. “I understood the history,” Cheng said. “The 2000s was a very

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Fresh Out of Fun

Fresh Out of Fun

By Rakell Merci I should confess that I hadn’t watched a single episode of “Fresh off the Boat” until this week.  I know I’m far behind, which is a tragedy considering “Fresh Off the Boat” is highly entertaining television. But, I didn’t have to watch previous episodes to know that“Tight

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Interactive Issue 9

Interactive Issue 9

You can read the interactive issue here: http://xiaoxizheng.github.io/sparksIssue9/

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