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Q&A: Julia Chew

Q&A: Julia Chew

Sparks Magazine: What led you to become a fashion designer? Julia Chew: I’ve always enjoyed sewing. I’ve always made my own clothes. It’s always been something that’s been really fun for me to do. Eight years ago, I turned it from being just a hobby to making it a business.

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Q&A: Justin Park

Q&A: Justin Park

Justin Park jumped onstage at the University of Central Florida’s APAC Assembly to perform a couple of covers, his new single, “Dates in L.A.,” and his unreleased original music. The R&B singer from Los Angeles sat down with Sparks to talk about his burgeoning career, representation in the media and

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Q&A: KRNFX (Terry Im)

Q&A: KRNFX (Terry Im)

Terry Im, otherwise known as KRNFX, is a world-renowned beatboxing champion. He is well-known for becoming a finalist on “Canada’s Got Talent,” performing on “Ellen,” and collaborating with other musicians on YouTube, as he does in his Beatbaks project. He has also won first place at the Canadian Beatbox Championships

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Q&A: Fong Tran

Q&A: Fong Tran

Fong Tran first captured the Asian Pacific American Coalition’s attention with his viral poem, “White Hipsters.” His piece called out and made light of cultural appropriation among the younger generation. At the University of Central Florida’s APAC Assembly on Aug. 27, Tran performed several pieces, including “I Hate Being Vietnamese,” “Vietnamese

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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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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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Q&A: Kevin Wu

Q&A: Kevin Wu

Kevin Wu, better known as KevJumba, captivated an audience of young Asian Americans in the mid to late 2000s as one of the first major Asian American YouTubers. He stepped back from YouTube after his film career did not take off as expected and he was in a major car

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Q&A: David So

Q&A: David So

David So is a Korean American YouTuber and comedian who has dabbled in several areas ranging from food to music to film. So spoke at the the University of Florida’s Asian Kaleidoscope Month’s Opening Ceremony. He shared his experiences, but not without cracking a few jokes along the way.  

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Sparks gets untucked with Kim Chi

Sparks gets untucked with Kim Chi

Interview by Kevin Huynh Story by Nicole Dan Sparks Magazine interviewed Kim Chi before her appearance at UF’s Pride Awareness Month’s Drag Show. Kim Chi is currently the only Asian American contestant on season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She spoke about her gender identity, race and style inspiration.  

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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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