Vietnamese refugees reflect back on their experiences and memories of leaving their homes to avoid an imminent Communist takeover after the Vietnam War. While coming to a foreign land, the United States, Hung Le, Tuan Hoang and Kat Le’s parents all experienced the American Dream first-hand.
President Joe Biden recently ordered airstrikes on Iranian-supported militia groups in Syria and might potentially cause Islamophobia, civilian death and other issues. American people should hold President Biden accountable if he commits any injustices in Syria.
A country, once prideful in its immigrant roots, now finds itself at a crossroad where stagnancy dominates.
Photo by Matt Benton As a child, Hung Le’s favorite game to play was “Coming to America.” “We used to take these suitcases, and we would pretend we were going to America,” Le said. “That was the Promised Land.” Within the suitcases, which Le referred to as “war kits,” were family pictures, clothes, a little […]
Art by Peau Porotesano The election might be over, but as conscientious young adults we cannot lose focus on the controversial issues highlighted during this election cycle. In the past months, a lot of problems were brought to light, including immigration, the refugee crisis, women’s rights, sexual assault and religious tolerance. Now more than ever, […]
Photo Courtesy of Shannon Urtnowski Pepperdine alumna Shannon Urtnowski has been nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy award for her work as a NBC Nightly News producer. She worked on a series of reports called “The Trail of Tears,” which highlights the growing refugee crisis in Europe. The series received Emmy nominations in two […]
Eye contact. It is a simple way to acknowledge the humanity of another person. But, on that morning, I caught the eye of a man outside my car so unexpectedly that I was suddenly thrown into a painful realization: those numbers of refugees on the news were just as human as me. Not only did […]
Art by Christine Nelson When I think about the crisis in Syria, like most others, my heart stops and my stomach sinks. Sadly, it’s embarrassing to admit that I wasn’t fully aware, nor did I fully understand, what was really going on in this foreign country, 6,677 miles away from the United States. Like many, […]