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Despite the wave of hate crimes and the history of xenophobia against their community, Asian Americans remain strong. (Illustration by Sally Chen.)

Even before they were a headline

By Lorraine Olaya, Deputy Copy Chief May 6, 2021

Disclaimer: This collaborative work was not created by someone of Asian or Pacific Islander descent; however, it was compiled using the words of contributors, credited at the end, who are of Asian or Pacific...

A seemingly idyllic sidewalk in Middletown, Connecticut. (Photo by Eugene Hu)

The Foreigner

By Eugene Hu, Contributing Writer May 3, 2021

                      “I’m boycotting your Chinese bricks!” Tim said to me. It was dusk in Middletown,...

Bipolar Disorder: A Radiator and a Window

Bipolar Disorder: A Radiator and a Window

By Abbey Whelan, UTA Voices Editor April 27, 2021

The second I heard the radiator creak and groan on the first day of winter, I knew I was screwed. I had never seen a radiator before moving to New York City. I hadn’t given it much thought until that...

A representation of Wu's Shanghai. Ashley reflects on her grandparents and feelings of loss. (Photo by Ashley Wu)


By Ashley Wu, Deputy Managing Editor April 23, 2021

In summers, you used to visit your Wai Po at her small condo in a complex of identical buildings interlaced with ponds. Most of the ponds were pale green and smattered with algae. Stones made footpaths...

Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela

Forgotten dreams come back as inspiration

By Vaishnavi Naidu, Under the Arch Managing Editor April 12, 2021

It was a blisteringly hot summer day in June of 2019. The jasmine flowers populating the terrace wilted from the heat. Beads of sweat rolled down our tanned faces. Pari Naidu, my mother, balanced on her...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

What Does It Feel Like To Lose a Best Friend?

By Vaishnavi Naidu, Under the Arch Deputy Editor September 8, 2020

What does it feel like to lose a best friend?  One you thought you couldn’t possibly lose. The best friend who managed to stand the test of time, who was constant even as everyone else walked in...

egg salad in april

egg salad in april

By Joel Lee, Contributing Writer May 6, 2020

Written and Performed by Joel Lee Animations by Charlie Dodge Video Edited by Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes Read a transcript of Joel's poem below. today i cried while learning how to make egg salad....

Illustration by Rachel Lee.

An Alarming Affair, Chapter 4: Finale

By Alec Winshel, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

I tossed my half-finished cigarette in the gutter. Across the street, the students shivered in their pajamas, rubbing their hands together, glancing around, still desperate for answers. I exhaled and watched...

Illustration by Debbie Alalade.

Memories of Mother at the PlayPlace

By Dan Truong, Contributing Writer April 29, 2020

Before her divorce with my father was all but finalized, my mother must have sensed that she didn’t have much longer with us. In the vast majority of divorces, the mother rarely loses custody of her...

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

An Alarming Affair, Chapter 3: Darcy

By Amelie Brooks, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

I caught up with Darcy Summers in the frozen aisle of West Side Market. She was laying low next to the instant waffles. A group of students seeking shelter from the night air were hanging out nearby.  The...

Illustration by Rachel Lee.

Anecdotes About Uncle

By Nicholas Dharmadi, Contributing Writer April 29, 2020

There are things most people will never have to learn. How to live with only the clothes on your back. Where to look for unburnt garbage and the fastest way to load it onto the wheelbarrow. And while looking...