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The A Game: Rave culture fosters Asian American racial identity


Last December, I had a change of heart. After months of failed persuasion and coercion, I finally relented to friends and attended my first rave in San Diego. Dancing to deafening music until 4 a.m. and being surrounded by thousands of inebriated people didn’t exactly appeal to me. But by the end of the night, […]

The A Game: Thank the Lorde for ‘Green Light’


I never thought I would get a tattoo until last Saturday. It wasn’t because I didn’t like them — I was just afraid of having something permanently marked on my body for the rest of my life. However, after seeing Lorde perform for the third time this year at Life is Beautiful, I knew it […]

COLUMN: Self-understanding is an evolving process


When I decided to write a column at the beginning of the semester, I had difficulty selecting the topic I’d write about. Despite being an editor of a section focused on arts, entertainment and culture, I felt that my interest in these areas weren’t strong enough to warrant writing a column every other week. But […]

COLUMN: Faith and identity can be conflicting


Though I still have qualms about the Catholic Church and its ideological stance against the LGBTQ community, I now realize that my faith and beliefs shouldn’t be defined by what people tell me is right or wrong.

COLUMN: Asian names still carry a stigma, especially in the workplace


On Thursday, NPR released a story about the significance of Asian last names in job interviews. According to a study conducted by Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, researchers found that employers inherit a systemic bias against minorities in hiring processes. In particular, they concluded that job applicants with Asian last names (Indian, Pakistani […]

COLUMN: What does it mean to be a man?


For the first 19 years of my life, I lived under the impression that in order to be recognized as an equal to other men, I had to fit the mold. It was the small details — the words I said, the way I behaved and the things I did — that made me self-conscious […]