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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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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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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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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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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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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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Olympian Michelle Kwan comes to UF to campaign for Clinton

Olympian Michelle Kwan comes to UF to campaign for Clinton

Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan came to speak at UF on Thursday on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign. After Kwan finished her Olympic career as a figure skater, she went back to school to focus on political science and international relations. She is now the surrogate outreach coordinator for

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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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Association of Asian Alumni Unites Past and Present Gators

Association of Asian Alumni Unites Past and Present Gators

By Othelia Jumapao Most students hear the cliché phrases “history repeats itself” and “history is written by the winners” by their old professors or parents. Phillip Cheng, a 28-year-old high school mathematics teacher in Hawaii repeats the same thing. “I understood the history,” Cheng said. “The 2000s was a very

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UF APIA Affairs office has grand opening

While the University of Florida’s J. Wayne Reitz Union held its own reopening outside of the new main entrance, Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs held its own celebration inside as well. With activities such as a photo booth and an origami station, the grand opening marked a new beginning for

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