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Members of Asian American Alliance discussed their heritage, upbringings and identities as part of the Adoptee Identity Panel on April 5 in Klingenstein Lounge in the Campus Center. April is Focus Asia Month.

Focus Asia Month celebrates Asian heritage

By Emily Lussier, Assistant Proofreader April 9, 2019

During the month of April, students of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage are celebrating their identities. On April 5, students gathered in Klingenstein Lounge to listen to panelists talk about their...

Students gathered at the Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival in 2015. This years festival will be held April 27 in the Park Auditorium.

Festival shines spotlight on Asian-American media makers

By Emily Lussier, Staff Writer April 24, 2018
Senior Monica Chen said IPAAFF is important because it opens discussions of inaccurate representation or underrepresentation of Asian Americans in the media.
Panelists spoke about their experiences applying to and excelling in college as a first-generation student April 6.

First-generation students speak about their struggles

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer April 9, 2018
A panel of students at Ithaca College spoke about the additional pressures of being a first-generation student April 6. The event was the first in a monthlong Asian heritage celebration, Focus Asia Mo
From left, then sophomore Tsering Yangkey, junior Ngawang Chime, Ithaca College freshman Tenzin Chonden and sophomore Tashi Choezom display a Tibetan flag during International week. They each served on Unity Tibets e-board Spring 2017.

New club raises awareness of human rights issues in Tibet

By Silas White, Assistant Life & Culture Editor August 30, 2017
“There is self-immolation happening in Tibet, and a lot of people don’t know about it,”
Focus Asia Month is an annual celebration of Asian culture. This years theme is Metamorphosis and focuses on identity.

Focus Asia Month celebrates Asian identity and diaspora

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer April 12, 2017
“For me, [Focus Asia Month] is a way for me to celebrate my heritage and where I come from,” said senior Sara Kim.
YouTube artist J.R. Aquino performs an acoustic song during his performance at Ithaca College April 21.

Asian-American YouTube singer discusses music career

By Celisa Calacal, Life & Culture Editor April 25, 2016
Famous YouTuber and singer/songwriter J.R. Aquino visited Ithaca College on April 21 for a performance as part of Asian American Alliance's Focus Asia Month.
The Asian American Alliance celebrates Focus Asia month. JC Kuo writes that white allies must appreciate the differences in AAPI cultures.

April to focus on Asian-American culture at Ithaca College

By Angela Weldon, Assistant Life & Culture Editor March 30, 2016
Throughout the month of April, the Asian American Alliance will be hosting a series of events as part of Focus Asia Month, which will focus on embracing Asian-American culture and identity.
The Ithaca College Asian American Alliance will hold Asia Night at 7 p.m. April 19 in Emerson Suites. Last year the evening featured discussions and displays of Asian culture, music, fashion and dance.

Students clarify the view of Asian cultures

By Ramya Vijayagopal, Contributing Writer April 2, 2014
Ithaca College’s Asian American Alliance is planning to give students new perspectives to “focus on” in April.
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