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Q&A: What Does Being Multiracial, or “Hapa” Mean To Us?

Definition of Mixed Race: “Denoting or relating to people whose parents or ancestors are from different ethnic backgrounds” (Oxford English dictionary). “Hapa” stands for “half Asian, part American” or “half American, part Asian.” Keiko is a first year Liberal Arts major … Continue reading

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History of Japanese Internment Camps: Korematsu v. United States

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” –George Santayana, philosopher and novelist. In such times as these, a turbulent political climate and protests happening seemingly everyday, it is important to remember and reflect on the injustices that … Continue reading

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Some Black and White on Fifty Shades of Grey

This weekend, this piece came across our radar: http://www.themarysue.com/i-dated-christian-grey/ This post detailed one of the elements of the new film Fifty Shades of Grey that many viewers and critics find troubling: the normalization of abuse.  We recommend anyone interested in reading some … Continue reading

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5 Inventions from Japan you didn’t Know Existed

Do you sometimes feel bored sitting on the toilet? A Japanese author recommends you read a passage or two from his scary novel “The Drop – Horror Novel Toilet”. This toilet paper will definitely keep you on the edge of … Continue reading

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Linsanity Documentary

Linsanity have you seen it yet?!?!??! Well frankly, I haven’t either. Thus far the documentary has been doing really well on the independent film circuit. With a modest $99.5k at the box office and an 85% audience like on rottentomatoes.com … Continue reading

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Miss America not American enough?

            On Sunday September 15th the Miss America Pageant crowned Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, as the 2014 Miss America. After her win there was an immediate onslaught of hate speech all over social media. … Continue reading

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