What, why & how?


We are a web newsmagazine distributed by UCLA Student Media in Los Angeles, California. We are the oldest student-run Asian and Pacific Islander newsmagazine in the nation. Since 1977, we have brought you news, analysis, commentary, criticism, and insight into the API community.

Through a dynamic combination of coverage ranging from campus issues and local news to politics, arts and entertainment to cultural awareness, this publication creates an on-going dialogue that offers insight into the dynamics of being an API in America. Pacific Ties serves to challenge the perceptions of API identity as well as to celebrate the achievements of the communities we all have ties to.


Where do we get all the moolah to publish the magazine and keep up the costs of running a publication? From the support of readers like you. We’re a non-profit publications (that means we don’t earn any money and we work for free). That’s right. All of our staff members volunteer their time, blood, and sweat so we can all be better informed and critical-thinking people. So we aask that if you enjoyed PacTies–and would like to see bigger, better things for future–please consider a donation of any amount. Buy an advertisement – we have amazing rates. Contact us at [email protected] to find out more information about how you can help.


Published with support from Campus Progress, a division of the Center for American Progress. Online at CampusProgress.org.

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