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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor On April 29, 2022, President Joe Biden proclaimed that May 2022 is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month to “recognizes the innumerable contributions, vibrant cultures, and rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs)” in America.  The first person to federally honor AA and NHPIs communities was New York Representative Frank Horton in 1977 through House Joint Resolution 450 which […]

todayMay 6, 2022 29 2

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“There’s a Piece of You in How I Dress”- How Fashion has Become an Integral Part of Harry Styles’ Love on Tour.

By Rachael Gerron Web Content Contributor From the nosebleeds to the pit, the audience at Harry Styles' Love on Tour (HSLOT) is a sea of glittering sequins and colorful boas. If you've seen Styles live or have kept up with his tour on Tik-Tok, you have undoubtedly seen the fashion show that is a Harry Styles concert. I went to the fourth night of the tour in Dallas, and fans […]

todaySeptember 18, 2021 301 2

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The Power of Code-Switching

By Lea MercadoWeb Content Contributor In April of 2019, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a speech at Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network Convention in New York City. Days after, Twitter flooded with backlash over Ocasio-Cortez's "drawl."  Ocasio-Cortez incorporated informal slang such as "ain't" and adopted an unfamiliar speaking pattern that was viewed as a poor attempt at appealing to the majority Black audience.  This controversy that arose from this event brought […]

todayApril 8, 2021 249

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Losing History

By Gena SysavathWeb Content Contributor My parents are not from America, but my sister and I are. Both of my parents were born and raised in Laos. The very first language I ever learned was not English, therefore when I got into school, I was forced into ESL (English as a Second Language) despite being better at it than most kids my age. The reason? Since my parents could not […]

todayMarch 20, 2021 231

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KTSW Translates: Mandarin

By Tiger ShiWeb Content Contributor KTSW Translates: Mandarin is a series of articles on KTSW decoding foreign languages! We understand the world is getting closer through international events such as the World Cup and the Olympics. The first foreign language we will be translating is Mandarin. Since the U.S. normalized diplomatic relations with China in the late 1970s, Mandarin became a foreign language to learn over time in American schools […]

todayOctober 24, 2020 181

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Want to Learn a New Language? Try a Penpal

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor Let’s face the facts, Duolingo is probably not going to properly prepare you to learn a new language, and neither is the paid-for program Rosetta Stone. This is because to truly learn a language one has to actually speak it, and preferably with a native of the language. Sample sentences and flashcards will not help you in an actual conversation. Only real world practice can […]

todayFebruary 27, 2020 6

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Vatos and Platos on KTSW

By Geronimo Perez Host Vatos and Platos, which translates to "dudes and plates", is a short segment focusing on foods from all over the world. Geronimo Perez takes you into the history and meaning of certain dishes and how they connect cultures across ethnic and geographic boundaries. The segment will shed light on how different foods are prepared and how they bring people together. Featured graphic by Brianna Rojas.

todayOctober 17, 2018 23

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“Falling Out of Line”

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor From childhood, our gender expectations begin to shape around the age of three or four years old. Genetics may have a significant amount of purpose as to who we are, but influencers shape us into these societal norms that force us to mold into an acceptable and appropriate gender. Social media had once again led me to an event with not only free food, but also […]

todayMarch 1, 2017 3

In the Public Interest

In the Public Interest Talks Sports Culture

By Jacquelyn Carter In the Public Interest Host   Sports are an essential aspect in American culture. Sports represent community and political values, economics and influence our media. Join your hosts DaLyah Jones and Jacquelyn Carter as they discuss the importance of sports in America, crime within college and professional athletes and more. Grant Morris did a story on football culture in Texas. In recent news Colin Kaepernick has received […]

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