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The Unknown Yet Important Legacy of Yuri Kochiyama

June 30 • by Jessica Yang

In a 1965 Life image, a petite Asian woman wearing cat-eye glasses was photographed holding Malcolm X’s head moments after he was shot. The young Asian woman was Yuri Kochiyama, who passed away recently at the age of 93. Although Kochiyama was a long-time political activist, she had an idyllic upbringing in a largely Caucasian…


#WeNeedDiverseBooks Calls for Characters of Color

June 12 • by Jessica Yang

For a long time, most characters in fiction were white, except for the characters in cultural novels. Slowly, characters of color have found their ways into mainstream novels but it’s still not enough. According to a University of Wisconsin study from earlier this year, only 8 percent of children’s books are either written by writers…

College & Career
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A Closer Look at World Slum Day

May 15 • by Stephanie S Lee

April 10 is usually just a normal date, but not this year. The Supply, a non-profit organization that brings secondary school education to children in urban slums, declared it World Slum Day. Based in New York City and founded by Korean American Eddo Kim, The Supply, in collaboration with more than 10 college campus chapters…


Win a Copy of Jenny Han’s ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

April 29 • by Jessica Yang

Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was just released and we couldn’t be more excited for it. It was one of the books featured in our Outspoken issue and we’re offering a copy for one lucky reader. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a young adult novel about Lara Jean,…


‘Alpha Girls’ Finale, Recapped

April 25 • by Esther Cho

Sadly, all good things must come to and end, including “Alpha Girls.” For those of you who missed it, here’s where we left off with each Alpha Girl: Tokimonsta Tokimonsta headlined a show at Webster Hall in New York City after returning from her trip to Seoul, Korea. Close friends Soo Joo, Dumbfoundead, Lewis, Rekstizzy,…


Sponsored Post: A Guide to Making Business Attire Look Good

April 22 • by Xiaofei Jalette

Finding the perfect suit isn’t all that easy. It took Samantha Shih some soul searching before she decided to take a leap of faith and build her own business, 9TAILORS, which provides custom tailored suits and dress shirts for clients in Boston and New York. We sat down with Shih for a Q&A to get tips…


‘Alpha Girls,’ Episode 7, Recapped

April 13 • by Esther Cho

We’re down to the second-to-last episode of “Alpha Girls,” with the finale just around the corner! The stories of each alpha girl continue to unfold, with more exciting celebrity appearances, store openings, new collaborations, fashion shows, and more. Let’s rewind real quick so you can get your latest fix of Episode Seven. Mina, having spent…

College & Career

Mochi Minis: What Bamboo Ceiling?

April 8 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Kevin Tsujihara became the first Asian American to spearhead a major Hollywood studio last year when he was named CEO of Warner Bros. Since then, Tsujihara has made bold moves and exercised diplomatic skills in the unprecedented role, persuading J.K. Rowling to expand the Harry Potter movie series and closing deals for the production of…

Food & Health

An Update on Young Adult Use of E-Cigarettes

• by Stephanie S Lee

In a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, asked middle and high school students several questions about tobacco use, including whether they have tried cigarettes or e-cigarettes and if they had thought about quitting smoking. This is what they found: Current regular cigarette smokers were more likely than…


‘Alpha Girls’ Episode 6, Recapped

April 7 • by Esther Cho

For every beginning there is an end. We’re nearing the end with only two more episodes left of Alpha Girls. So let’s get to it! After her New York fitting with Jeremy Scott, Soo Joo headed over to the Vogue and H&M Fashion’s Night Out party, followed by a V-files after party in Soho. With…