Showtime for the Philippines

On the evening of November 22, 2013, the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Committee – comprised of the Mabuhay Collective, various student organizations on campus, the USAC Office of the President, and various Pilipino UCLA faculty members – banded together to put on the Typhoon Relief Benefit Show. After a long week of fundraising for victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda…

Living in the Rough

Stephen Bingcang left for El Salvador during winter break with UCLA Habitat for Humanity (H4H). He left because he wanted to help. Bingcang, a fourth-year Anthropology student, saw houses destroyed by floods and people without homes. Even though there was a language barrier, he volunteered to help build and fix these buildings. “I didn’t understand…

Re(Claim) AAPI: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

It is undeniable that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have played key roles in shaping the institutions, cultures, and histories of the United States. Today, AAPI communities comprise a significant portion of the United States, growing in prominence and power. However, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders still face multiple forms of misunderstandings, misrepresentations,…