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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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Q&A: AASU Scholarship Pageant Winners Shreya Nirmalan & Trung Tran Part 1

Q&A: AASU Scholarship Pageant Winners Shreya Nirmalan & Trung Tran Part 1

Sparks: Say your name, your major, and what year you’re in. SN: Hi, my name is Shreya Nirmalan and I am a fifth-year computer science major. TT: Hi, my name is Trung Tran, and I’m a fourth-year computer engineering major.   Sparks: For this year’s pageant, there was a name

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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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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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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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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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Obama Campaigns for Clinton in Jacksonville

Obama Campaigns for Clinton in Jacksonville

By Zachariah Chou Attendees started lining up as early as 1 a.m. to be first in line to see the President of the United States on Nov. 3, 2016. The general admission line stretched for over a mile down the road away from the University of North Florida arena by

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Big appetite, little time

Big appetite, little time

By: Rakell Merci The timer is set, the challenge is ready, and there’s only one thought running through Nathan Figueroa’s mind: Leave no crumb behind. Eating challenges aren’t unfamiliar to the 28 year old. He’s eaten a 10-ounce burger, a carton of fries and a seven-layer cake for the Kitchen

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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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Gator Adaa harassed during outdoor dance practice

Gator Adaa harassed during outdoor dance practice

Gator Adaa, a University of Florida Bollywood dance fusion team was harassed during a rehearsal on Oct. 4. Two white men in their 30s, who might have been intoxicated, interrupted a Gator Adaa practice at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. “At first we went along with it, and we’re like ‘yeah,

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