If there was ever a doubt that music transcends language – there’s not a chance for that now. Record-breaking Korean pop sensation BTS has not only caused a fracture in the hesitations towards non-Anglicized music, but have completely shattered it altogether, redefining and reimagining what it means to be an entertainer in the modern age. From performing numbers complete with dazzling costumes, show-stopping vocals and perfectly-in-sync choreography, to becoming the first K-pop group to earn a Grammy nod, to showing their infinite love for their devoted fans, it’s no surprise as to why BTS owns the throne.
Throughout society, individuals from all walks of life have different rites of passage that mark major milestones or changes in their lives. Rites of passage can particularly be important for children or adolescents, individuals who are still developing in many ways. School graduation ceremonies are a primary rite of passage for most children and youngContinue reading “My Coming Out Experience”
“My grandmother Nadia: the journey of a refugee” is a first-person short memoir on Nadia Kahlouf’s refugee journey in 2013 written by her granddaughter, Rita Audi. As the real and dangerous situations of millions of Syrians fade to become just a speck of data that many overlook, books like this are necessary to understand the harsh reality of this crisis.
View a phenomenal artwork by Zenerations artist Aanya Khan on the misrepresentation of East Asian in Media. Khan drew inspiration from a Vogue Photo Spread – but added her own twist, rooting the piece in her cultural identity to represent the “Asian intellect, uniqueness, talent, and overall amplification.”
Interviewer: Sophia Delrosario and Alexis De Castro Interviewee: Christine Lee Sophia: First off, can you introduce yourself. Please tell us your background, interests, hobbies, and anything that makes you, you. Christine Lee: Awesome! Hi, my name is Christine Lee. I am a Korean American, born and raised on the East Coast, and a rising sophomoreContinue reading “CHRISTINE LEE: Q&A Interview”
Generation Z has grown up in a time where social media presence and activism, more often than not, go hand in hand. The widespread use of platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and TikTok within the past decade has provided users with ways to engage in civic-related conversations and build a name for themselves when it comes to advocating for human rights. For someone like Christine Lee, social media presence is everything.
“Being Asian didn’t mean that there was something wrong with me, it just made me more special. I want others who are experiencing the things I did, to know that they aren’t the only ones. Our differences should be embraced.”
There are more than 3 million cases of Scoliosis per year in the United States. When something is so common, it should be talked about. I wanted to write this article in hopes that it not only educates whoever’s reading about Scoliosis and normalizes it, especially during the month of June (Scoliosis Awareness Month), but that it also helps you realize that it’s normal in itself to be different. A bent back will never entail that it’s broken.
Meet Mazzy Jester, a young activist and changemaker from North Central Florida. This article explores her journey as a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer survivor and an ambassador for medical nonprofits such as the Children’s Miracle Network, where she fundraised for their nationwide movement, Dance Marathon.