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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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AKM Food Festival Maintains Attendance Despite Venue Change

AKM Food Festival Maintains Attendance Despite Venue Change

Asian Kaleidoscope Month (AKM) hosted its annual food festival on Oct. 16th at the Gator Wesley Foundation. This event showcased Asian cuisine from 10 different cultural organizations at the University of Florida each representing a different country. “We wanted a laid-back atmosphere,” said Ben Ingham, one of the co-directors of

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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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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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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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Redefining Masculinity

Redefining Masculinity

Sweat drips down his chiseled jawline as he flexes his muscles and lifts weights. He knows that after he finishes at the gym, he must go to the bar, discuss football with his “bros,” check out girls at the bar and eat his body weight’s worth in meat – all

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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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Blood Lines

Blood Lines

How could I refuse my dying father?” asked Lane Wilcken softly. After Wilcken’s father, Willis Lane Wilcken, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, doctors suggested marking his skin so they could track the radiation that would soon be used to fight the aggressive disease. Wilcken’s father didn’t want a stranger marking his

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