Off the Record

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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.

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In commemoration of Israel’s 70th anniversary on May 15, Nadav Tamir, policy adviser to former President of Israel Shimon Peres and former member of the Israeli Defense Forces, addressed students on Wednesday night.

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With “American Idol” coming back, I think it’s time we start calling out singing competitions for their insensitivity to different communities and cultures.

Screenshot from Black Panther

This past weekend, the editors of Michigan in Color were given complimentary tickets from the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs to watch “Black Panther”.

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As soon as I heard Marvel was planning to create a Black superhero movie, I was psyched. I love Marvel and as a Black person and a Nigerian, it wasn’t that hard to notice the lack of representation in Marvel movies as I grew up. But I knew the release of “Black Panther” would change that.

"I love you" in Tagalog

As Valentine’s Day is around the corner, the month of February as a whole always has me thinking critically about love. I love love. I consider myself a hopeless romantic, and though I shamefully enjoy the occasional “love-is-dead” joke, I cannot deny that love is a beautiful thing.

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“2,000 years of revenge, vendetta and murder. Welcome to Beirut.”

I have always been an avid watcher of television. I was raised on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel and learned everything I needed to know from those three channels. All of which helped me become the stunning individual I am today.

What does it mean to be Asian enough?

 

Black hair.

Off-white skin.

It is in my name.

The home where I was raised.

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