Pre-Ordering for Issue #2 is now open!

27 10 2009

Pre-Order your copy of Ink Magazine’s 2nd Issue!


looks good?

If you are a UF student and would like to pre-order today, stop by the AASU office on the third floor of the Reitz Union in the Center of Student Activities and Involvement between 11-2pm.


If you are non-local and would like to purchase a copy, please send an email to:

and we can mail you your copy when they are released!


Thanks and have a great day!


Update #9: October 25, 2009

26 10 2009

A note from our editor…

Hey all!!

I hope you are all excited for our second issue coming out within a few weeks!! We will be selling pre-orders for the magazine for the next two weeks starting this Monday!! Pre-orders are $5 and all issues after that will be $7, so please support us and the Asian American community! :]
We will be at the AASU office from 11 am to about 2 pm. See you there and thank you guys for patiently waiting the magazine!!


*If you are not from Gainesville and would like to pre-order the magazine, please email us at:

Don’t forget about the awesome photo contest! (see previous update for more info!)

Upcoming Events

Kappa Phi Lambda presents: The Night Fair

What: A mini carnival with booths run by each sub-organization in AASU and more!

Where: Reitz Union Colonnade

When: Wednesday October 28th, 6-9 pm

Notes: Wear a Halloween costume!

The K-Month Mr. and Ms. AASU Pageant!

[Pageant Contestants]
Samantha Caballero
Heather Cabrera
Whitney Fung
Lindsey Isla
Mae Mercado
Amanda Sucharitchant

Edwin Andres
Aaron Chao
Mark Hermano
Paolo Mercado
Tim Pham

Where: Reitz Union Rion Ballroom

When: Thursday October 28th, 7pm

What: A fierce competition sure to entertain your ears and eyes!

Notes: Bring your signs to support your favorite contestants!

[Penny Vote]
Bring money to participate in the Penny Vote! The guy and girl who bring in the most money will win Fan Favorite! All of the proceeds go to the Red Cross. So, support your friends by putting money in their jars!

Pi Delta Psi presents: The Amazing Race

What: A race philanthropy event to raise money for the Students for Building Dreams (an organization that serves as the “political backbone” of Asian American issues at UF)

When: Sunday Nov. 1st, 10:30 am

Where: All over UF campus

Notes: It is still not too late to put together a team! Click here for more information on how to get a team together and fill out a form! <;

Pictures from the October 24th CASA Mid-Autumn Show

Photo credit to Oanh Nguyen and Jackie Ore!


Pi Delta Psi skit


CASA Modern Dance


Martial Arts group


Asian Rickshaw Photo-Op



Phil Law (Philawsopher)


Wonderful emcees: Jim and Amy!


Kim and Jessica singing duet


The awesome CASA E-Board who put together the whole event!!! Congrats 🙂

Current Events

Update #8: October 18, 2009

18 10 2009

Upcoming Events

Heart of Florida Asian Festival

Gainesville Community Event

09asianfestivalWhen: Sunday, October 25, 2009 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Historic Thomas Center, Gainesville, Florida

What: A celebration of Asian cultural arts featuring Matsuriza Taiko Drummers,

Acrobats Liang and SinoElite Group, Storyteller Kuniko, Thai Elvis, Kimono

Fashion Show; also including Dance, Music, Martial Arts, Asian Cuisine and more!

Admission is FREE.

For more information, please call 352-393-8756

The Chinese American Student Association at UF presents the 2009 Mid-Autumn Show!

UF Event

aWhen: October 24th, 7pm

Where: Reitz Union Rion Ballroom

Why: To Celebrate the Chinese Holiday Mid-Autumn

What: A cultural showcase of dance, musical instruments, skits, and singing!

Exciting UF Ink Photography Contest!

Are you an artist? Do you love taking pictures? Or maybe are you interested breaking Asian stereotypes?

First the first time, UF Ink Magazine will be holding a photo contest this month with the theme, Breaking Stereotypes.”

Participants can submit their photos of what they think best represents breaking a stereotype. Entries are unlimited and will be posted on our blog. The winner will have their photo published in this issue of INK Magazine. All entries are due Oct 31 and a winner will be chosen and announced shortly after.

Please send all photos to with the header “Photo Contest”.

UF Ink Magazine Fundraiser

We will be having a car wash fundraiser on Nov. 14 at Burger King on Archer, so if your car has been dirty lately, bring it on by and we can give it a nice fix!


  • UF students, take the UF Census Survey under ISIS and get represented! It will literally take you like a second to complete.
  • Great blog article about Hair and Ethnic Beauty Standards: Here (from the Antisocial Ladder)


  • The JabbaWockeeZ came to UF’s Homecoming Gator Growl and performed!!!! Watch video here.jabbawockeez
  • Check out this cool Singapore-based Boy Band called Quick Quick Danger perform a cover of Jay Sean’s “Down” (from here!

Update #7: October 12th, 2009

12 10 2009

With the end of the SERCAAL conference held just this past weekend, I would like to dedicate some of this time to talk about special issues and topics that were hot at this conference–as well as share with you all some of the pictures.

During this conference, we had an amazing variety of speakers and entertainers. From young emcee Mandeep Sethni, to photographer Corky Lee, to UF Alumni Sandy Chiu and Linh Nguyen, and to innovative dancer/singer/pop-culturista/everything performer Kate Rigg, we had some amazing dynamics within the whole lot. Not too mention a huge applause for our keynote speakers: film-maker Lina Hoshino, Columbia University graduate Calvin Sun, co-founder of the Lesbian-Gay Male Programs Office at the University of Michigan Jim Toy, and president of the University of West Georgia Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna.

Some of the workshops that were hot were Calvin Sun’s “Sex and Sexuality” workshop, as well as his “Social/Networking Etiquette” workshop. One workshop I attended that I thought was particulary interesting was Sylvie Kim’s “Blogosphere” workshop. Sylvie is the author of blog “The Antisocial Ladder”, which can be read here. I think her presentation was powerful in showing me how different opinions are about events that happen in everyday life regarding race and social issues in general. It also showed me how some things may be seen as okay in terms of entertainment purposes, but there are still the ‘grey areas’. And the most important thing she demonstrated was just how easy it was to make a blog and get your word out there–to circulate information about the wrongdoings happening anytime, anywhere–whether it be with a picture that is offensive (Miley Cyrus…) or maybe someone should be recognized for their achievements and work as a forward figure.

Maybe this is why my blog/update today is so long-winded and personalized for once.

But this is one workshop that was held at SERCAAL that I wanted to share with you.

Here are some amazing pictures of the conference taken by Long Nguyen and Oanh Nguyen.


sercaal44(taken by Oanh)

Mandeep Sethni performing his deep lyrical hip-hop songs


Corky Lee’s photography workshop


Sethna’s interesting taco speech


Sethna and the board


Lina Hoshino and Calvin Sun and Kate Rigg and the board





Upcoming Events

Building Dreams Foundation Film Festival– Today 6pm- CSE A101

Brown University Professor Evelyn Du-Hart speaks about “The Inconvenient Truth About Immigration”– Wednesday Oct. 14th- 7:30pm- Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Homecoming Friday- no classes!

Current Events

Update #6: October 4th, 2009

4 10 2009

Upcoming Events

See Update #5 to see all the huge upcoming events for this week.

The Filipino American History Month begins today! And their opening ceremony starts at 7pm in the UF Reitz Union Rion Ballroom.

Past AASU/UF Events

Last night VSO had their annual Big-Little Potluck, while CASA had their semiannual Orlando trip.

Here are some fun pictures!

VSO pictures were taken by Long Nguyen and CASA pictures were taken by Oanh Nguyen.






CASA Orlando Trip





Current Events