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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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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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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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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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Q&A: AASU Scholarship Pageant Winners Shreya Nirmalan & Trung Tran Part 2

Q&A: AASU Scholarship Pageant Winners Shreya Nirmalan & Trung Tran Part 2

Read part 1 here. Sparks: How did you decide what you were going to do for the talent portion? SN: I knew that I definitely wanted to dance. I learned a classical Indian dance called bharatanatyam for like ten years before I came to college. When I came to UF,

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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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Asian Kaleidoscope Month kicks off 25th year with ‘Epoch’ opening ceremony

Asian Kaleidoscope Month kicks off 25th year with ‘Epoch’ opening ceremony

On Friday, September 29, Asian Kaleidoscope Month started their 2017 celebration off strong with its opening ceremony, held in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. What started in 1992 as a week-long celebration has grown to a full month of 13 events. The opening ceremony was a night full

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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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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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