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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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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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Opinion: Getting Past the Stigmas Can Save Lives

I never thought cancer would be a part of my life. As a nursing student, I started delving into ovarian cancer research with only the intention of learning to help. It was a topic that garnered my interest. There are no diagnostic tests, like a mammogram for breast cancer, for

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