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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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YouTuber Will Jay performs at AKM Closing Ceremony

YouTuber Will Jay performs at AKM Closing Ceremony

AKM celebrates its 25th anniversary with musical performances and a vision for the future.

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2017 AKM Fashion Show: Showcase of ‘alluring’ designs

2017 AKM Fashion Show: Showcase of ‘alluring’ designs

On Oct. 24, Asian Kaleidoscope Month (AKM) held its 25th Fashion Show, titled “Allure,” in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. This celebration of fashion and culture featured collections from professional fashion designers that were modeled by UF students. Celebrating its 25th year, AKM is a month filled with

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APIAs react to Richard Spencer

APIAs react to Richard Spencer

On Oct. 19, 2017, Richard Spencer, a leader of the alt-right movement, came to the University of Florida to speak on behalf of the National Policy Institute.   His arrival sparked a range of emotions from Asian Pacific Islander Americans on campus. Some students were outraged by UF’s decision to

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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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24th Annual Asian American Student Assembly welcomes UF APIA community

24th Annual Asian American Student Assembly welcomes UF APIA community

Over 1,300 attendants gathered for the 24th annual Asian American Student Assembly, which was hosted in the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. AASA serves as the Fall welcome ceremony for the Asian American community at UF. Co-directed by Stefan Sanguyo and Anndy Nguyen, this year’s theme, Ascend,

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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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APIA Affairs and ISA host Inaugural State of the Union Address

APIA Affairs and ISA host Inaugural State of the Union Address

Over 50 people filled the Multicultural and Diversity Affairs Multi Purpose Room on the second floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union Thursday evening for the APIDA Inaugural State of the Union Address. The event was hosted by the Office of Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs and the Indian Student

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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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