APIDA Icon of the Week: Kyodo Taiko

Kyodo Taiko promotes the art of Japanese-American taiko drumming at UCLA. Established in 1990, they are the nation’s first collegiate taiko team, performing in events at the UCLA campus as well as around the greater Southern California area. This week, Pacific Ties interviewed third-year education major Grace Hirai, third-year psychobiology major Cassidy Song, third-year MCDB…

A Profile on Terry Giang

Terry Giang is a Vietnamese-American Southern California native and alumni of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He has worked for UCLA for 7 years and is now the Lead Graphic Designer for the Division of Student Affairs. He creates marketing content for UCLA and mentors aspiring student artists. His work consists of template…

APIDA Icon of the Week: Project HOPE

Project HOPE refers to the Higher Opportunity Program for Education (HOPE), a student organization at UCLA that works to alleviate educational inequities. They serve the Vietnamese and Southeast Asian (SEA) communities in the greater LA and Orange County areas by bridging educational obstacles for students and providing access to higher education. Project HOPE’s “holistic empowerment”…