Candle Light Ceremony in Victoria Park, Hong Kong

When I was younger, the modern history of China, or the People’s Republic of China, including the 1989 democracy movement and Tiananmen Square massacre, was briefly taught in schools in Hong Kong.

Symbolism of Roots and Identity

I Am … What I Am … and can become, who I aspire to Be

I am from an abandoned industrial city, where the smog clogs the lungs of those who cannot yet speak. Yet, the city is alive and well, or at least that’s how it appears to be …

Alarm Clock Ringing

My people are famous.

You see them every day on the news- whether they are being evacuated, bombed, chemically attacked, or drowned.

If you have not guessed yet, I am Syrian.

Maria Clara outfits (You can see the potential looks to be served)

May. Not only is it the time for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), but the first Monday of this month signifies, essentially, the fashion Super Bowl formally known as the Met Gala.

"Defend DACA Infographic"

Donald Trump, as always, broadcasts his political affairs and opinions on Twitter’s platform.

Picture of my mother in Cần Thơ, Việt Nam, 5 Years Old

There exists this word, or sentiment, in Vietnamese: "đau khổ.” Individually, the words translate to “pain” and “suffering”, yet together, they form something along the sense of an intense anguish that transcends any attempt at a linguistic description.


“What do you want to be when you grow up?” my kindergarten teacher asked me as I walked across a small stage as I “graduated” to the first grade. “A doctor!” I happily exclaimed with confidence as I grabbed the diploma and skipped across the stage.


When Drew Metcalf, an LSA junior studying screen arts and culture, submitted his project proposal to optiMize’s Social Innovation Challenge, he had no idea he would end up forming a creative expression showcase that would impact m


Today, I had the honor of receiving the Wendy Owen Scholarship from The Michigan Daily. This particular scholarship is given to freshmen, sophomores and juniors at The Daily who have constructively contributed to the paper.

Author and cousin at IASA 2018.

Aishu Chandrakanthan is a junior at the University of Michigan studying business and psychology with a minor in digital studies. On campus, she is involved with United Asian American Organizations, Indian American Student Association, Yoni Ki Baat and the Michigan Fashion Media Summit.