Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate

Yesterday’s post got me thinking about skin cancer, so I read through an article called “Skin Cancer: Skin Color Doesn’t Matter” by East West Magazine. While skin cancer cases are more common in fair-skinned people, ultimately the same UV rays hit everyone.  Even Asian Pacific Americans with olive or darker skin tones are at risk…

Hepatitis B: do you know your status?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTQMHRpxqG8] According to the American Liver Foundation, “Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects one out of ten Asian Americans and their families. Among immigrants, the prevalance can be as high as one in seven.” Sounds scary, huh?  But we college students got the vaccinations in high school, so we don’t have to worry,…

Fans are not just for tradition

In the social networking world, you probably have a Facebook. And if you’re here reading this, you probably know who we are. So join our Facebook fan page and show your support for great student journalism, photography, art, design, culture, alternative media, and the minority community: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2200053481#/pages/Pacific-Ties/41289306063?ref=ts And if you show us some love, we’ll…