Welcome to the News’ special issue commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!!

Dear readers of the 2024 AAPI Spissue, Welcome to the Yale Daily News’ special issue celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! This issue […]

Faculty reflect on teaching Asian languages amid growing demands

The News spoke to five faculty members who teach Asian languages at Yale and through the Shared Course Initiative about how their programs have adapted to student needs and changing enrollment trends.

Students’ call for Tagalog language courses moves further toward implementation

Yale’s Filipinx club, KASAMA, advanced its Tagalog initiative to create credit-bearing Tagalog courses, and they are now in the final steps of gaining approval.

An ode to my mother

AAPI Heritage Month falls on the glorious month of May. But this month of festivities is always eclipsed by a more seriously celebrated holiday, at least in my household: my mom’s birthday.

Spotlight on the AAPI community: 2023-24 in photos

A chosen family emerges from paper and destruction in the Yale Rep’s “The Far Country”

Along with the production of “The Far Country,” the Yale Rep hosted a small curated discussion between the actors and thirty-two participants, a gathering of AAPI theatermakers centered around the productions of “The Far Country” and Stefani Kuo’s DRA ’24 “Pearl’s Beauty Salon” and art workshops led by AAPI artists across disciplines.

Cristina Yang: embracing authentic Asian American representation

Intelligent. Fierce. Ambitious. Cristina Yang, played by actress Sandra Oh, has been one of my favorite fictional television characters from “Grey’s Anatomy,” a medical drama. Set at Seattle Grace Hospital, the show follows the lives of doctors and interns, with Cristina Yang, a standout among them. 

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Yale Kalaa and Yale Dhvani to put on showcase honoring womanhood

The two traditional Indian groups are combining dance and music in a narrative performance featuring powerful women from Hindu mythology.

Students host Inaugural Pasifika Fest at Yale

The Indigenous Peoples of Oceania group at Yale held the inaugural festival at Steep Café over the weekend.

‘Past Lives’ director Celine Song delivers Pan Asian American Heritage Month keynote speech

In her address, Song spoke about “Past Lives” as a deeply personal, yet universal, story of reunion, loss and saying goodbye.

Cultural show celebrating Asian heritage to take place 

This Saturday, a cultural show celebrating Pan-Asian American Heritage Month will occur in the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium.