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Constance Wu: America’s Asian Mom Stays Winnin’

While she is known and praised for her role as a feisty first generation mother in the comedy TV series Fresh Off The Boat, actress Constance Wu is capable of much more. She is not a mediocre actress of color who is casted as an extra character for the sake of diversity. On

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Filharmonic: Vocalizing Their Culture & New Fame

Filharmonic went from being a beginner acappella group formed from the reality show The Sing-Off, to an international touring band of friends who’ve cameoed in the hit comedy movie Pitch Perfect 2. Over the past two years, the Filipino American collective gained fame, recognition and brotherly closeness as they further their career. Sparks Magazine had

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UF CASA’s Mid-Autumn Show – Behind The Scenes

UF CASA’s Mid-Autumn Show – Behind The Scenes

The University of Florida’s Chinese American Student Association (CASA) hosts a Mid-Autumn Festival show filled with special acts such as dancing, singing, traditional Chinese foods (like moon cakes) and much more. The show never fails to attract a crowd…. To find out the secret behind its success, Sparks went behind the scenes to

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Doona Bae: The True Bae of Asian Actresses in America

Doona Bae: The True Bae of Asian Actresses in America

From being a businessperson with conflicting values in “Cloud Atlas” and wowing fans as a clone coping with her own existence in “Sense8,” Doona Bae made a mark in American cinema. Claiming a presence on both the big screen and the computer screen, the native South Korean actress is among the most prominent foreign actresses.

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  • 6 Underrated Asian-American YouTube Singers
  • 6 Underrated Asian-American YouTube Singers
  • 6 Underrated Asian-American YouTube Singers

6 Underrated Asian-American YouTube Singers

YouTube is arguably the most powerful platform for upcoming musicians to showcase their talent. The video hub turned aspiring musicians into internet sensations without the help of TV or the radio, especially in the Asian-American community. The truth is that compared to most web stars, a lot of talented artists

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  • Conversation w/ Transgender Supermodel & Social Advocate Geena Rocero

Conversation w/ Transgender Supermodel & Social Advocate Geena Rocero

Not afraid to share her wisdom and personal experiences, transgender Filipina model and social activist Geena Rocero visited the University of Florida on March 18th. During her keynote speech in celebration of Women’s History Month, Rocero spoke about her sexual identity, cultural background and future endeavors as an activist. While

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Cookbook: Authentic Kung Pao Chicken

Cookbook: Authentic Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao chicken (Gong Bao jiding) is a famous Sichuan dish. It is generally made with chili peppers, peanuts, vegetables and chicken. It is usually a spicy dish, but for this recipe, the peppers are optional. This recipe calls for numbing peppers (hua jiao), also known as Sichuan peppercorns, which

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Asian American Students and Dancing for AASU

Asian American Students and Dancing for AASU

Starting my undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, I took immediate notice of the countless dedicated Asian American students participating in various dance-filled events and shows that are hosted by the Asian American Student Union and AASU sub-organizations. Although there is no precise number, the tenacious dancers on stage

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