Reflections on AAPI Heritage Month

Featured Image: PBS SoCal May is a pleasant time of year. It’s when we trade in our textbooks and pages of Statistics notes for picnics outside in the mild weather. For many Asians and Pacific Islanders across the U.S, May is special for another reason. May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage…

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Taking Back the Spotlight: Modest Muslim Fashion

Featured Image: CULTURE Hijab Co. The perception of Muslim women in the mainstream has been, for the lack of a better term, depressing. For Muslim women who wear the hijab, the situation becomes even more dismal. Those who actively put themselves out into the world as identifiable Muslims face criticism about how they wear the…

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Every Man Can Be Superman

Featured Artwork: Levi Hastings You sit in a full movie theater on a Friday night when the buzz of excited energy runs rampant throughout the venue. Tonight, the most talked-about action film of the year is releasing — maybe something along the lines of a quality Superman reboot (with emphasis on quality). The film lives…

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Stereotype

Featured Artwork: Louisa Cannell Our color, age, and religion shall not define Dictate our image  Or way of life We are humans And that takes precedence over any fight Equality, love, and respect  Is our right   So let us remove  Set limitations that hinder our voice, And be freed from boundaries  That do not…

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Fine Art Should Be Accessible To Everyone

Featured Image: Vogue What do a banana and the Mona Lisa have in common?  The answer: they are both considered art. Pretty expensive art, at that. At Art Basel Miami in 2019, a banana attached to the wall with standard duct tape sold for a whopping $120,000. One version of the installation was eaten by another…

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I Mean No Disrespect

Featured Image: Adrian McDonald “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.” –Whitney Houston When you grow up being told that you should appreciate your young life, and that you have the time to live like you’re seven years…

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