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Before you read on, it’s pronounced like a T-S. Tsao.

My second grade teacher would always let me check out the advanced reading books, so she was pretty cool by my standards. But she could never say my name right, and that bothered me. No, not ‘chow,’ I would say. Not ‘cow,’

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Adam, his birth mother, his biological brother, his sister-in-law
Photo by Jin Kim

Dear Mẹ,

It’s been only six days since you came into my life and I keep replaying those 20 minutes the hospital gave us to breath in the same air.

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This piece is by no means an all encompassing perspective on the “APIAs” experience*

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ASA E-board from left to right: Events Coordinator: Sophia Akatue ‘19, Events Coordinator: Chalse Okorom ‘18, Arts Director: Jackie Thomas ‘18, Secretary: Noelle Tochi Onyemaechi ‘17, Treasurer: Emmanuel Enechukwu ‘18, Community Relations Chair: Seun Olad
Adam Brodnax
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Picture by Kevin Chen

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We are currently in the thick of March Madness, a time of year when it seems as though everyone is an expert in all things basketball. People are filling out brackets, making bets and anxiously watching as many games as they possibly can.

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I began my freshman year the way most people do: completely unsure of what classes to take. I decided to take a class that would fulfill the Race and Ethnicity requirement so I would not have to take it again in my undergraduate career.

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When I was a kid, I loved American Girl dolls. They were just expensive dolls, but they were also a defining innovation of my entire upbringing. The historical dolls scene was the best — don’t argue. Felicity was my favorite, but Nellie was pretty cool and Molly was all right.

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Pay Students for Diversity Labor

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I had a fanboy moment a couple of weeks ago. “Steven Universe” is one of my favorite TV shows. Yeah, it is a children’s cartoon, but it also has a good storyline and complex character development in addition to its wholesome themes of friendship.

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When you greet me, do you only see my hijab?

When I walk into

the classroom

the grocery store

the mall

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Light blue blanket

covers,  

skin

the moon lights

eyes and

the room

face?

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Black History Month, for me, is by far the most meaningful month of the year. A time to reflect on the triumphs, tragedies and teachable moments of the past, while celebrating the influential people, institutions and events of today.

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Dear friend,

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A few days ago, here at the University of Michigan, undergraduate computer science and electrical engineering students received a series of malicious emails that threatened the safety and lives of our African American and Jewish friends.