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ISA dances the night away: Garba 2017

ISA dances the night away: Garba 2017

600 people attended UF’s Indian Student Association’s celebration of Garba. “We celebrate Garba because it is huge in India, and it celebrates the 9 nights of Navaratri, and it also prepares us for Diwali in late October,” said programming director Krishna Bhakta. The celebration was held on Oct. 13 in

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Kal Penn discusses career combining politics and acting

Kal Penn discusses career combining politics and acting

Between 450 and 500 people came to hear actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn speak at the Phillips Center on Oct. 11, 2017. Penn was interviewed at the ACCENT-sponsored event by Malcolm Gets, a professor of practice in the School of Theatre and Dance at UF. Penn spoke

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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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Q&A: David So

Q&A: David So

David So is a Korean American YouTuber and comedian who has dabbled in several areas ranging from food to music to film. So spoke at the the University of Florida’s Asian Kaleidoscope Month’s Opening Ceremony. He shared his experiences, but not without cracking a few jokes along the way.  

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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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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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Clue(less)

Clue(less)

Instead of just revealing a (supposed) major clue at the end of the episode, “Clue” turned out to be a very feminist episode compared to previous episodes. Hannah (Eliza Coupe) finally opens up to Alex (Priyanka Chopra) about the reason behind her and Ryan Booth’s(Jake McLaughlin)  breakup. She admits to

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Coloring Inside Quantico’s Lines

Coloring Inside Quantico’s Lines

Quantico seems to be trying its best on keeping racial stereotyping in a terrorism case to the minimum. The top three suspects of who blew up Grand Central and the hotel housing all the agents seem to be Caucasian/Hispanic males: Drew Perales (Lenny Platt), Caleb Haas (Graham Rogers), and Will

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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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‘Quantico’ becomes more like ‘Game of Thrones’

‘Quantico’ becomes more like ‘Game of Thrones’

If the episode from last week was compared to “Gossip Girl,” this one should be compared to “Game of Thrones.” As if losing 32 lives was not enough, another NAT goes out with a bang (quite literally.) Really sad to have to say bye to Natalie Velazquez (Anabelle Acosta) because

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