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Khaled Itani

Khaled Itani
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Khaled is a student currently attending the University of Central Florida and is majoring in Biomedical Sciences hoping to be a Doctor one day. He is active in the Asian-American and Muslim-American community, commonly found volunteering at cultural events and festivals. Khaled lives by the motto "Unity in Diversity" and takes it to heart in his ambitions. When he is not studying or volunteering, Khaled is reading, ink painting or catching up on local, national and international politics.

How Chinese Alchemy became an Independence Day Icon

Two thousand years ago in Ancient China during the Han Dynasty, Daoist Alchemists had successfully isolated and studied Potassium Nitrate, Sulfur and Carbon from charcoal....

#KimOhNo – Kim Kardashian Cultural Appropriation Controversy

Earlier this week, American celebrity Kim Kardashian came out with a line of shapewear clothing dubbed “Kimono Solutionwear” as a pun of...
Crazy Rich Asians

‘Crazy Rich Asians’, a cultural movement in American cinema

Back in June 2017 I vividly recall strolling through Barnes & Noble and laying my eyes on Kevin Kwan’s ‘Crazy Rich’ trilogy laid out...
Dragon Parade 2018

Thousands celebrate Lunar New Year at Dragon Parade

This year, 2018, is the year of the dog! In the Chinese Zodiac, the dog is prized for its loyalty and honesty, traits that...
ASA Annual Scholarship Pageant 2018

UCF ASA’s 18th Annual Scholarship Pageant

In many respects, Pageant is more than just a contest, instead one might say that Pageant is a form of art in itself. And...
Orlando Japan Festival

Land of the Rising Sun comes to Central Florida

Japan has rich culture and history with myriad customs that are famed for being unique not only in East Asia, but internationally as well!...
Desi Dhammal

Desi Dhammal, Talents of South Asia

On Friday November 3, the Pakistani Student Association at the University of Central Florida hosted their first ever Desi Dhammal, a talent show dedicated...
Muslim Student Association at UCF

Muslim Student Association at UCF, 20th Anniversary

On Wednesday November 1st, the Muslim Student Association at UCF celebrated their 20th anniversary since being founded. The event brought together families of current...
Ramadan

Discovering the Ramadan

With about 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, 1.1 billion reside in Asia making it the largest religion there followed by Hinduism. Like other several other...

Central Florida Arab Festival 2017

When considering the location of the Arab World, spanning Northern Africa and Western Asia, the "Arab identity" becomes one of much confusion and complexity....