As the Occupy Wall Street movement spreads across the nation, so does its message resound across groups of the underrepresented. Filipino Americans have joined the protestors in San Francisco’s financial district as they demand accountability from political leaders to take responsibility for the economic crisis that continues to harm everyday people (known as the 99%)…Details
This month is Pilipino American History Month, and to celebrate it, Samahang Pilipino is hosting a series of events! Oct. 13th-14th: Halu-halong Karanasan (Mixed Experience) In association with UCLA PAA, the first ever [email protected]/[email protected] American Film Festival held on campus featuring student and professional features & shorts showcasing different Pilipino experiences. Thursday 7-10:30 PM Friday…Details
From Ching Chong Ling Long to C2L2: the effects of Alexandra Wallace’s video seem to have no end in sight
Months after it went viral, the effects of Alexandra Wallace’s video rant about Asian students at UCLA refuse to go away. Earlier this summer in June, Westwood restaurant The Palace Restaurant partnered with a student business (UCLA Munchies) to form a takeout service named Ching Chong Ling Long. The name was a direct reference to…Details
The long-awaited blog summary of the J-Town Summer Sessions 2011! Well, maybe not that long-awaited, but anticipated. Right? Right. I’d hope so, anyway, since this intrepid blogger suffered sore feet and sunburned shoulders to bring you a live-blog of the entire event.
I ended up interviewing Teesa (teesamusic.com) for my mini project. Her music style reminds me of Katy Perry, Kesha, and a bit of Cascada, although she has noted that some of her influences have come from Jimi Hendrix and Asian pop. Her songs are highly energetic, just like herself; she’s quite an animated young lady.…Details
Guess who went to Kollaboration last Friday night? We did! We had a fantastic time covering such a rare opportunity where Asian Americans come together to perform in front of a wide audience. Reporter Amy Lieu interviewed some of the talented competitors before the show. KT Tatara was hilarious and Priscilla Ahn graced us with…Details