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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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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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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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Marry Vuong Balancing Two Worlds: Fashion & Pharmacy

Ever since she was a young girl, Marry Vuong knew she had an interest in the fashion world. Her passion began at home with her grandmother and her Barbie. Vuong is a second-year pharmacy student the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and also a fashion designer with her own collection,

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Date Night With Sparks

Written by Jess Bautista & Alexandria Ng For young adults who are living in a college town and in a time where traditional dinner dating isn’t as appreciated, it’s essential to know where to munch if you decide to take your potential boyfriend or girlfriend out on a date. Sparks Magazine put

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Immortalized On The Runway: UF’s AKM Fashion Show Takes the Stage

The lights dimmed in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom and a wave of silence hushed the remaining audience members who were still finding their way to their seats. At the sound of the first backbeat reverberating from the speakers, models began strutting out of the two side wings, illuminated by

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Top 5 Asian designers featured at New York Fashion Week

Top 5 Asian designers featured at New York Fashion Week

Although New York Fashion Week has wrapped up, more Asian designers than ever have caught the public’s eye. The number of Asian and Asian American designers gaining recognition in the U.S. have increased in the past year, with 16 of the 72 New York Fashion Week shows being presented by Asian or

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