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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…

Makeup Mondays

Makeup Monday: Sandal-Ready Pedis and Bobbi Pin Tricks

• by Nicole Chiang

I’m super excited that the sun is coming out and the temperature is warming up. This week, I’m bookmarking ideas and tips that I can’t wait to try this season. How are you preparing for spring? Let us know in the comments or tweet us at @MochiMag #MochiMM. Have a great week! Sandal Ready Feet…


A New Take on Rap: Spoken Word Poets Discuss the Model Minority Stereotype, Generational Divides, and More

April 1 • by Jessica Yang

How many times have you been asked “What kind of Asian are you”? I know that I’ve been asked it many times. For spoken word poet Alex Dang, it’s a source of annoyance and anger, as he acts out in a video that’s been spreading among the Asian American community. His performance, called “What Kind…


‘Alpha Girls’ Episode 5, Recapped

• by Esther Cho

Hey, Alpha Girls fans! We’re more than half way through the series! In this week’s episode, “Work Work Work,” we learned about all of the effort and hard work that it takes for the girls to be at the top of their game. Soo Joo went on day two of New York Fashion Week—after finishing…


Mochi Minis: America’s Next Top Model Films in Seoul and Japan’s New Origami Legend

March 29 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Our former cover girl Jamie Chung, who stars in JJ Abrams’ new NBC show Believe, talks to Refinery29 about how she transitioned to acting, the not-so-glamorous life of jetsetting, and her upcoming nuptials to How to Make It in America actor, Bryan Greenberg. Tyra Banks and the contestants of America’s Next Top Model will take…


Run River North Gives New Meaning to “Home”

March 24 • by Evelyn Kim

Run River North’s self-titled debut album appeals to a sense of belonging that most of us desire. In doing so, the California-based, Korean American folk-rock band artistically displays its ability to relate to our humanness. The definition of “home” is a central theme in all the songs, many of which were composed by Alex Hwang,…


‘Alpha Girls’ Episode 4, Recapped

• by Esther Cho

Read all of Mochi’s “Alpha Girls” recaps here! In episode four of “Alpha Girls,” we got to see the girls shine in each of their elements, but not without a little drama (and a couple of few celebrity cameos). Despite her fractured ankle, Soo Joo powered through casting calls, booked two fashion shows (Philosophy and…

A Birder's Guide to Everything

Actress Katie Chang on Her New Movie, A Birder’s Guide to Everything

March 20 • by Katie Chang

After spotting a member of an allegedly extinct species, 15-year-old David goes on a journey with his cohort of bird-watching pals to find this elusive duck in “A Birder’s Guide to Everything.” The coming-of-age indie comedy and Tribeca Film Festival favorite features Ben Kingsley and a cast of talented teens, including “The Bling Ring” star…