Posted on 21 November 2010 by bamboooffshoot
Well, folks, it’s official: our Fall 2010 print issue, “The United States of Asian America: The Regional Issue” will officially hit the stands Monday, Nov. 22.
This semester’s issue is dedicated to the geographic diversity of Asian America. We don’t simply exist in pockets on the East and West coasts. We exist everywhere and our environments at least partly shape who we turn out to be. Read about Eaphy Mao, one of only 2 Asians in his high school class; Japanese-style farming in upstate New York; LA’s Asian version of Jersey Shore, “K-Town”; how Vietnamese fishers in the gulf are faring following the BP oil spill; and more!
We’ve got profiles of USC students, glimpses into pockets of Asian America in the West, South, Midwest and Northeast, and even a brief history of Asians in America. We’ve tried our best to give you a snapshot of Asian American communities across the U.S., from coast to coast.
Everything in the issue will be posted online in a few weeks, but we think it’s in your best interest to thumb through a hard copy beforehand.
So where can I find a copy, you ask?
- Campus Center
- Student Union (and the APASS office at STU 410)
- Trojan Grounds (Tro Gro)
- Leavey Library
- Ground Zero
- Cafe 84
- Lyon Center
- Tutor Cafe
- Parkside (Arts & Humanities, IRC, Apartments)
- Marks Hall
- Cardinal Apartments
- Century Apartments
Posted on 12 November 2010 by bamboooffshoot
By Chloe Wang
See Masaki Botch of the psychedlic rock band Ghost this weekend in L.A. Photo credit: Christina Latimer, Flickr.
Had a long week? Need a break from all the schoolwork? Here are some awesome events to get your weekend off to a relaxing start.
1. Check out Korean art at UCLA. Yes, they’re the enemy, in case you didn’t know. But there’s good stuff to be seen in Westwood! There are five contemporary Korean ceramicists on exhibition in the Flower Museum of UCLA. The pure ceramicists may get your mind off all the midterm grades that are going around this week. Care to see some more Korean stuff? Korean Funerary Figures are on display. The 74 joyful wooden dolls were crafted to be companions for the dead on their journey to the other world.
2. Treat yourself to dim sum in Rowland Heights. A little tired of burgers? Let’s go down to one of the cheapest and most favored Chinese restaurants: New Capital Seafood Restaurant. They make really good chicken feet. I dare you to try them – they are actually really delicious! But remember to get there early, otherwise you will be enjoying the Chinese population without the Chinese food.
3. Get into the hip-hop groove. USC hip-hop dance crews Breakthrough and Chaotic 3 are competing at Maxt Out at 5:55 p.m. Tickets are $20 pre-sale and $30 at the door. If you are in to hip-hop dance, you should definitely get tickets earlier rather than later. Maxt Out was founded in 2001 with more than 600 dancers from all over California. Pick your favorite dance crew and cheer for them! Not enough hip-hop for you? Next Friday, Nov. 19, Breakthrough has a showcase for us. Check it out if you have time!
4. See Masaki Botch of Ghost perform live. Masaki Botch is a member of Ghost, a band that plays religious, psychedelic rock. Botch was born in Japan, surrounded by temples and religious structures. Both rock and religion inspired him to later form the band Ghost with another musically inclined friend. You can get tickets online for $10 or dish out $12 at the door. But you have to be over 21 to get in. Sorry, kiddies. If you can’t make it, here’s a treat for you.