Tagged Culture

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Love: A Universal Language

WORLDWIDE VALENTINE TRADITIONS Whether you are in a committed relationship or not, the history and diverse cultures of Valentine’s Day may still be something you’d be interested in. The name “Valentine” itself derives from St. Valentine, a Roman Catholic priest. Although there are many uncertainties surrounding him, one of the most well-known legends describes St….

American Enough?

A CHALLENGED IDENTITY The image of a stereotypical American doesn’t fit with what most people would consider “American ideals,” a country that sells itself as a melting pot for multiculturalism. With the recent success of blockbusters starring non-traditional actors like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” this century-old stereotype sounds outdated. From one media to…

Coming to SCC: “Kumu Hina”

TRANS LIFE IN HAWAII All over campus, signs read “You are welcome here” and that includes LGBTQ people. The award-winning film, “Kumu Hina,” shows how universal acceptance was the norm in  traditional Hawaiian culture and how this tradition is being restored in Hawaii today.   “Kumu Hina” documents the life of Hina Wong-Kalu, a transgender…

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A Fresh Look

SCC’S MIMI HARVEY If you saw Professor Mimi Harvey as a child in the prairies of Nebraska, rounding up the neighborhood kids and pretending to teach, you might have expected her to become the teacher she is today.   What you wouldn’t expect is the story that got her here. Growing up in a family…

Don’t Ask Me Why I Hate Math

THE PRICE OF THE MODEL MINORITY As a student who identifies as an Asian in America, my heritage brings with it prejudice against me, as a girl with slender, almond-shaped eyes and “yellow skin.” This means that like it or not, sometimes, I have to deal with the high expectations and restrictive perceptions of being…

Far From Home, Making a New One

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ADJUST TO LIFE ABROAD Where were you at 17? Perhaps your answer involves being in high school, arguing with your parents over chores or playing video games in your room at home. But if you’re Farrell Fileas or Ploy Muenprasitivej, your answer would involve living alone and attending a college thousands of miles…

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