Model Minority is not a compliment

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In recent weeks associate psychology professor at the University of Central Florida, Charles Negy has come under fire by different groups for his track record of racist and problematic tweets and comments. Of these tweets was one downplaying the systemic injustice towards African Americans by pointing to the success of Asian Americans as a model minority.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors During Pandemic!

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Cloth Masks donation
The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. https://www.facebook.com/OrangeCountyFlorida/photos/a.217188915051354/2318348754935349/?type=3 https://www.facebook.com/shally.wong.10/posts/10158599864057697 The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited the selflessness of local residents, who have taken...

Cherry Blossom and Snow in Japan

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It's cherry blossom season in Japan. For the first time in 51 years, snow was observed after the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. Many Internet users in Japan share "桜 と 雪" photos and videos from Tokyo, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture and other places. https://twitter.com/hidemasa_oga/status/1244049021846425602 https://twitter.com/jiwaru_sora/status/1244045725161279488

STATE OF FLORIDA REQUIREMENTS ON RESTAURANTS, BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS

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On March 17, Governor DeSantis just announced that all bars and nightclubs close for 30 days start at 5 pm. Additionally, there is a 50% capacity limitation in restaurants and encourages utilizing takeout and delivery. Limit customer entry to 50% of capacity. Stagger and limit seating to ensure seated parties are...

“but I’m patriotic” Priyanka Chopra controversy

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Last Saturday at BeautyCon in Los Angeles, actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra received a heated question from an audience member in regard to a tweet posted by Chopra on February 26 in support of the Indian Armed Forces at a time India was responding to alleged state sponsored terrorism by Pakistan with missile strikes. Pakistan has vehemently denied these allegations...

Annual Japanese Spring Festival Returns to Miami Beach Botanical Garden on March 31

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Japanese Spring Festival
The free festival celebrates all aspects of Japanese culture and features a sushi demonstration and tasting sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (March 18, 2019) – The annual Japanese Spring Festival returns on Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Miami Beach Botanical Garden, located at 2000...

R.E.A.C.H. of Central Florida volunteering at United Against Poverty Christmas Mall 2018

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REACH volunteers
This year was the second year that myself and R.E.A.C.H. of Central Florida participated in the UAP Christmas Mall event. For those who don't know what the Christmas Mall is, every year, United Against Poverty, an Orlando-based organization that fights poverty, holds a mall where parents can shop for Christmas presents at an affordable price. This event always...

ITRI Receives Three 2018 R&D 100 Awards

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ITRI received three 2018 R&D Awards on November 16 in Orlando, Florida.
Industrial Technology Research Institute ITRI received three 2018 R&D 100 Awards on November 16 in Orlando, Florida. ITRI’s technologies were selected as winners for innovation in the Software/Services, IT/Electrical, and Mechanical Devices/Materials categories. This year’s winners are as follows. Automatic Police UAV Patrol System (Software/Services Category)provides fully automated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) police patrols. It significantly boosts efficiency, deployment flexibility...

World Affairs Council of Central Florida brings the World together in Understanding and Engagement

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The World Affairs Council of Central Florida (WACCFL) is a part of the largest national non-partisan network of local councils, known as the World Affairs Councils of America, dedicated to fostering grassroots understanding and engagement in international affairs and seeks to involve as many citizens as possible in an exchange of ideas, knowledge and understanding of global issues. The World...

How to Read a College Website

College websites can be valuable tools for students seeking information about colleges or graduate schools. However, because college websites are marketing vehicles for universities, they cannot be taken at face value. Students must learn to read between the lines to understand what a college is really like. The first thing to realize is that colleges and universities create websites for...
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