Be Kind to Your Mind

Be Kind to Your Mind

World Mental Health Day was on October 10th and with midterm season in full swing, it’s really pumpkin to talk about!

Tournament of Champions 2018

Tournament of Champions 2018

In the midst of midterm season, projects, tests, essays, and other assignments are all anyone can really think about these days. What’s ‘fun’ when you have to spend 6 hours studying, on top of going to classes, work, or other extracurriculars? Nothing…...except if you had gone to unleash that pent up stress at APASA’s Tournament of Champions this past weekend on Saturday, Sept. 29!

Meet the 2018-2019 APASA Interns!

Meet the 2018-2019 APASA Interns!

The APASA Executive Board recently welcomed its 2018-2019 Intern Class! These fourteen new members of APASA will work alongside the E-Board to support events, build community, and learn the ropes of on-campus event planning. 

APASA Kickoff Concert 2018

APASA Kickoff Concert 2018

Every year, APASA puts on a Kickoff Concert, not only so that we can all vibe, but also to illuminate the array of talented Asian Pacific Islander folks here on campus and in the Los Angeles community. It’s a great way to kick back and relax with some buds, but also a neat way to learn more about the voices and stories behind the performers before us. After all, performance is an expression of self, so why not celebrate the declaration of our performers’ APA identities?

CRA Screening and Welcome Back BBQ

CRA Screening and Welcome Back BBQ

It’s been a crazy, awesome first week back.

APASA, in collaboration with USC Asian Pacific Cinema Association, Outside the Box [Office], and USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association, kicked off the school year off with a bang: a ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ (CRA) Screening, complete with the one and only director, Jon Chu and Warner Brother Entertainment's CEO, Kevin Tsujihara.

Senior Spotlight: Tiffany Chen

Senior Spotlight: Tiffany Chen

APASA is excited to announce our second Senior Spotlight: Tiffany Chen! Tiffany has been a part of APASA as an intern, Co-Recruitment Director, and this year's Assistant Director. APASA would definitely not the be same with Tiffany!

Senior Spotlight: Sara Chen

Senior Spotlight: Sara Chen

Happy summer! We are so excited to shine our Senior Spotlight on Sara Chen, whose hard work and dedication as this year's Programming Director of APASA has made our events so amazing and wonderful. Thank you, Sara, and good luck on your future endeavors!

APA Leaders: Isabelle Nguyen

APA Leaders: Isabelle Nguyen

APASA is excited to announce our fourth APA Leader: Isabelle Nguyen! Isabelle has been highly involved in USC's VSA as Graphics Director, Media Director, and VCN's program designer, set designer, and co-script writer. Peers describe her as "strong, opinionated, and artsy". Read more about Isabelle's APA journey in her interview below!

Asia in our Backyard

Asia in our Backyard

Who wouldn’t want to travel to the various countries within Asia-- to experience the vivacious cultures, taste deliciously different foods, and witness the the wondrous scenery and sights? Well, why spend thousands of dollars and take 12+ hour long flights across the Pacific Ocean when we have Asia in our backyard? This year, APASA’s interns tried to push their allotted event budget as much as they could to create “Asia in Our Backyard”, focusing providing awareness about Los Angeles’s various ethnic cultural towns.

APA Leaders: Lypheng Kim

APA Leaders: Lypheng Kim

APASA is excited to announce our third APA Leader: Lypheng Kim! Lypheng is currently the water coach for USC Dragon Boat, and has served as an APASS CIRCLE TA and as Diversity Liason on APASA board last year. Read more about Lypheng's APA journey and identity in his interview below!