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Ann Curry's Dismissal: An Asian-American's Perspective

(13) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 1:01 PM

Having been an Asian-American my entire life, I totally get it; we're underrepresented in the media. Our lives and stories should definitely be reflected beyond Sandra Oh on Grey's Anatomy and the little Vietnamese girl on Modern Family. And our plight was apparently made even more difficult with the dismissal...

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Imagine Cup Dispatch: Return of the One Man Army

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2011 | 12:26 PM

Kevin Pfister has at least one distinct quality over his competition: he's the only one-person team. (Oh, he's also the only Brit, so I guess that's another...) Not only has he made it to the Imagine Cup world finals for a second year in row, but has also landed himself...

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Imagine Cup Dispatch: American Gamesters

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 5:28 PM

Many teams have reporters from their native country exclusively following their journeys -- like, literally following them around everywhere they go.

American news organizations have bopped in and out of here, we feel the five U.S. teams aren't getting as much attention as their foreign counterparts... This kind of makes...

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Imagine Cup Dispatch: Here We Go Again

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 1:02 PM

The ultimate science fair is back. The Microsoft Imagine Cup has hit New York City -- the first time since it's been in the U.S. in nine years.

For the dozens and dozens of you who read my coverage last year, I'm happy to be back. For the vast majority...

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Oh My Oprah: The Ultimate Grad Present

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2011 | 1:29 PM

For those of us just days away from graduating, it's really difficult to decide, like, what we should ask for as a graduation gift. Total #whitegirlproblems, right?

How does one properly celebrate the end of their undergraduate education? For some it's a new car, others breast implants. But for me,...

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Duking it Out in the Snow

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 1:22 PM

I don't care what you say, Minnesota has had a horrendous winter. Now, I'm not a meteorologist or anything, but I would estimate that we have had a billion inches of snow -- it was enough to collapse the Metrodome roof, after all.

Nonetheless, University of Minnesota students were able...

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Egyptian Expats Give a Shout Out to the Homeland at the University of Minnesota

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2011 | 7:39 PM

The elation Egyptians feel over President Hosni Mubarak's resignation isn't just limited to Tahrir Square. Egyptian-Americans at the University of Minnesota have been outspoken every step of the way, helping give context to those of us stateside who can't begin to fathom what's been happening in Cairo.

I first spoke...

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Debt Sexy: Zac Bissonnette Makes Paying for College Look Good

(3) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 8:40 AM

Unlike most students, paying for college without colossal debt was no problem for Zac Bissonnette, author of the new book Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents. His main problem? Being too good-looking.

"The publisher said, 'The...

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Imagine Cup Dispatch: 11 Winners and 400 Phones

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2010 | 2:59 PM

WARSAW - It's all led up to this. The World Festival, the closest thing I've ever come to the Oscars, acted as a closing ceremony and award show for the 2010 Imagine Cup World Finals. The 400 competitors and audience of about 600 gathered in the Polish National Opera House...

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Imagine Cup Dispatch: Move Over, Rockband

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2010 | 12:13 PM

WARSAW - If you've ever been to Ireland, then you know it's a magical place. If you haven't been, you still know it's magical thanks to the branding of Lucky Charms...

When I found out there was a team from Ireland I thought to myself, "You know, they'll probably be...

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Imagine Cup Dispatch: All's Fair in Tech and War

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2010 | 11:47 AM

WARSAW - This competition is no joke. When teams aren't competing, they're practicing and perfecting their projects. The countless espresso machines and more than 3,000 consumed energy drinks have helped keep teams functional. Things are getting intense as victory comes within reach.

Even those who aren't finalists feel the stress....

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Imagine Cup Dispatch: Who Will Win?

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2010 | 4:07 PM

WARSAW - Are you cheering for team Jacob or Edward? Malaysia or Malta? Germany or Romania? Whoever your favorite is, this is the place for a full list of finalists and winners.

The announcements of rounds two and three were made Sunday and Monday in the Palace of Culture and...

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Imagine Cup Dispatch: No Vuvuzelas Necessary

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2010 | 10:37 AM

WARSAW - The Imagine Cup is just like the World Cup, only without the dulcet sound of vuvuzelas. It's full of so much technology and innovation that people may be blinded by the constant sight of trails being blazed.

Four-hundred students from 70 countries and regions have come...

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