At 17, Heayeon Lee’s thoughts often wander to her impending high school graduation, trendy fashions and the latest object of her affection. Lee also worries about her grades. The Rincon High School senior is barely passing her government class; she would rather splash paint on canvas than try to decipher U.S. foreign policy. The teen shatters the stereotype that all Asian-American students belong to a problem-free population of high achievers. That myth has been tossed at Lee before. “You’re Asian, how could you not know that?” Lee said a teacher once blurted out when she admitted not knowing the answer to a math problem. Lee, who also uses Michelle as her first name, said she is more fond of art than of numbers.
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Few on this campus know the facts surrounding this incident, and obviously, fewer can claim to have been present on that fateful night. However, an analysis of first-hand accounts of the incident can provide a far more accurate picture of the events than can the hysteria surrounding the incident. While hype may carry the most weight on this campus, thankfully, truth does matter in a court of law.
The event you’ve waited the year for is here! Taste of Asia is on the Sunday that we get back from Spring Break.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Taste of Asia is for everyone–young, old, Asian, white, Latino, black, whatever! If you’ve never been exposed to Asian cultural performances, we hope that you’ll come to this one, and find something that you like.
There will be a dizzying array of dazzling Asian cultural performances originating from India, Malaysia, Japan, the US, and more. The theme of this year’s Taste of Asia is “Stories from Another Life,” stories about the interaction between Asian and American cultures, presented by faculty, students, and community members.
Doors open at 5. Delicious food from local restaurants will be served afterwards! So get your homework done early–and save room in your stomach–for Taste of Asia!
Thursday, March 23
Business School 300
Spring Break will have ended, but the fun won’t end. The Thursday back from break, AAA has a mass meeting with fun and activities in store. This will be the last mass meeting before our Taste of Asia event (which is going to be amazing!), so be sure to come!
We will also be selling our I speak English. t-shirts, now in brown, green, and light blue versions! They’re only $10.