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Steven Lim of BuzzFeed & YouTube talks success and diversity at UCF

Steven Lim of BuzzFeed & YouTube talks success and diversity at UCF

Sparks Magazine had the pleasure and opportunity to sit down and speak with BuzzFeed producer Steven Lim, who spoke at the Asian Pacific American Coalition’s Level Up Leadership Conference on March 26 at the University of Central Florida. Lim shared his creative process at BuzzFeed and his thoughts on creating

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Caucus at UCF encourages APIA students to speak out

A new caucus under the College Democrats at the University of Central Florida is encouraging Asian Pacific Islander American students to make their opinions on social and political issues heard, something that caucus leader Stephanie Slater said they don’t often do. Slater said that, from her perspective, Asian culture doesn’t

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UCF Welcomes Pakistani Student Association

The University of Central Florida is home to over a hundred student-organized clubs and this coming semester, UCF will be welcoming one of its newest organizations, the Pakistani Student Association. Tahoora Ateeq, a junior biomedical science major at UCF, is the president and founder of PSA at UCF and is

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UCF CASA and PDPsi Present: Who is Vincent Chin?

“Who is Vincent Chin?” When asked, an alarmingly small number of people actually knew who he was. To shed more light on who Vincent Chin was, as well as the importance of the events surrounding his murder, the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. at UCF joined with the Chinese American

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The Road to Authenticity: Asian Street Food Rises to Popularity in Orlando

The Road to Authenticity: Asian Street Food Rises to Popularity in Orlando

There was a time when chop suey and chow mein were mistakenly thought to be the honorable representatives from the faraway land of Asia.  To appeal to the non-Asian palate, many traditional dishes were modified and new dishes were invented. Eventually, Asian American food said good-bye to its traditional cousin,

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David Choi visits UCF for annual APAC Assembly

David Choi visits UCF for annual APAC Assembly

YouTube-famous musician David Choi performed at the Asian Pacific American Coalition Assembly on Sept. 12, and two of Sparks’s writers had the opportunity to sit down and chat with him. Choi shared why he likes Florida, expressed his thoughts on Asian American representation and dishes on what he’s currently listening to.

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David So: The Not-So-Funny Edition

David So: The Not-So-Funny Edition

YouTube comedian David So has gathered more than 900,000 subscribers since starting his channel in 2011. His videos have put him under the spotlight, but there was a time the 27-year-old’s life just wasn’t so bright. While attending the University of California Riverside, So was miserable. “At that moment in

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