Voices of Solidarity: DACA Repeal, NYC
Voices from the Women's March (2018)
On Saturday, January 20th, 2018 - on the one year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration into the Oval Office, around 20,000 people came out to the streets of New York City for a second Women's March. I went out to interview the men and women participating in the march to make this first part of an activism series that I am producing.
On September 5th, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration would be rescinding DACA, an Obama era program that gave protection to young immigrants from deportation. Protests against the new policy broke out all across the United States, and I went out into New York City to document the sights, sounds, and voices of those who were in the streets, either protesting or standing in solidarity for those affected by the rescinding of the DACA program.
Understanding the South (Korea)
Tensions between North Korea and America have sparked once again, but the political landscape is much different from what it was under the Obama administration. Kim Jong-Un continues to push for nuclear technologies, and the Trump administration has made it clear that it won't hesitate to take decisive action to any North Korean threat. Amid all this, South Koreans recently elected Moon Jae-In as their new president. Here is a brief look into what has been happening in South Korea, and why it's important for foreign policy in the region.
Graduate Workers Organize Protest Against Administration’s Efforts To Block Unionization
NSFP Food + Drink (Food Series)
Free Press Live (Music Series)
It has been a dream of mine to produce something with food, and that finally came to fruition with NSFP Food+Drink. I launched and co-produced this series with Savannah Turley and Ari Smolin, as we wanted to showcase awesome, affordable recipes that even students could cook. This is Episode 2: Valentine's Day Edition. Watch more episodes here.
In late December of 2016, representatives from the SENS-UAW told President David Van Zandt of The New School that if he doesn’t recognize the union, they would start preparing for a strike authorization vote in the spring semester. I went to a teach-in protest led by student workers and and wrote this quick turn-around piece. Read story here.
The New School produces some amazing musical talent, and I love music. So, I launched and co-produced Free Press Live to highlight and showcase the talents of these artists and their stories. On Episode 6: Jo-B Sebastian, Ruby Greenberg, and Wit Siriwat perform a cover of Tears Dry On Their Own by Amy Winehouse. Watch more episodes here.
Let's Talk About Sex
Loving Pains (Podcast Series)
NYC Student Voices Against Trump's Immigration Ban
Growing up, we learn to maneuver around awkward conversations about sex because we’re often too afraid or embarrassed to actually talk about it. For the New School Free Press Spring 2017 Special Issue, The Talk, I co-produced this piece where I had asked New School students to share their own experiences about sex.
I launched and co-produced the Loving Pains podcast with Seung Won Baik. It is the first podcast series of the New School Free Press, and we explore love and all of its mysteries from the perspectives of several New School students.
Students at The New School and its neighboring schools rallied together at Union Square on Monday to protest against President Trump’s executive order to suspend immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). I went to the protest and to produce this quick turn-around piece.
What I Saw at Donald Trump's Inauguration
On Jan. 20, 2017, the day Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States, my friend David Yoon and I, two Asian- Americans from New Jersey, attended his inauguration ceremony. I reported on the experience, interviewed attendees, and produced this video and Op-Ed story for the New School Free Press. Read story here.
Thousands March To Trump Tower In Protest of Election
On Nov. 9, 2016, the day after the 2016 election, thousands of people flooded the streets of New York City in protest of the election results. I followed the crowed with New School Free Press Editor in Chief Sydney Oberfeld as they marched from Union Square to Trump Tower. Read story here.
Election Results Leave Americans Uncertain
The New School Free Press took to the streets on Nov. 8, 2016, election day to capture the whirlwind of emotions that voters were facing. I interviewed several people that day expecting a different outcome, and this piece is a product of the reality I, and the rest of America, had to face that night.
The 2016 Election Night in Photos
Election day, 2016 marked the end of the most controversial presidential campaign season in history. This piece is an approximate photo timeline of what happened Tuesday evening in Manhattan, complete from when voting stations were open to when the next leader of our nation was announced. Read story here.
Not Even A Bomb Can Instill Fear In New Yorkers
On the night of Sept. 19th, 2016, there was an explosion on W 23rd Street, just a few blocks away from The New School. Residents of New York City and students at The New School refused to panic and quickly returned to their normal lives in the days following the incident. I shot and produced this piece with the help of New School Free Press Editor Allison Griffin.
South Korean Students Caught Between Conflicts
According to the data from The New School in 2014, South Korea is the second country where the greatest number of international students are from, after China. Seung Won Baik and I spoke to several of these students to hear their thoughts on how the U.S. presidential election and the political turmoil at home will be affecting them. Read story here.
Welcome Back, From The New School Free Press
'Shut-Down Trump' Protest, NYC
Every Day a Homecoming: Family Life and the Commute
On April 4, 2016, hundreds protesters organized in front of the Midtown Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan. All three Republican candidates, including GOP front-runner Donald Trump, were at the Hyatt for the NY State Republican Committee's annual gala. Amid the overall peaceful protests, I interviewed several Trump supporters and protesters, and witnessed a small scuffle in the crowd.
While The New School does not have a true campus, students who attend classes are designated as “on-campus.” However, not all students at The New School live 'on-campus,' or even in university housing. These are commuter students. Seung Won Baik, Ryanne Salzano, and I asked two New School students to walk and talk us through their commutes. Read story here.
The first week of school can mean different things for each student. For some, it’s a fresh start, readjusting to the hustle of New York City. For others, it’s their final stretch before they graduate and move on from university. In any case, Seung Won Baik and I went around school to chat with students and see how they were adjusting to the new semester.
Advice I Wish I Got as a New School Freshman
Who Said What? Blind Quotes From Hillary andTrump
Throughout the 2016 Presidential Campaign, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have made it a regular practice to make interesting and often controversial statements. The New School Free Press took to The New School campus to see if students could identify each candidate with just their quotes in our special edition of ‘Who Said What’.
Freshmen year can be tough, especially when you're a student at The New School, living in New York City. It's a lot to take in, and can be a struggle adjusting to a new life in one of the most exciting cities in the world. I went out and asked veteran students for tips on surviving the first year of college.
New School Students React To The Presidential Debate
The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was held at Hofstra University, and as anticipated, it garnished ton of attention and varying responses from across the American political spectrum. The New School Free Press took to the campus to see what members of The New School community had to say following the debate.
Water Main Break at The New School, 360°
Parsons MFA Fashion Show 2016 @MilkStudios, 360°
The MFA Fashion Design Society and Society program at Parsons School of Design was launched in August of 2010, with May 2016 seeing its fifth graduating year. The graduate collections are presented at New York Fashion Week every September supported by MADE Fashion. This is a 360°- inside look at how the show went.
On April 27,2016, a broken water mane broke on 5th Ave., right in front of the University Center, and left seven New School buildings without clean water. This is a 360° look at what the scene in front of the University Center looked like.
Meet the NSFP
The New School Free Press is a student-run online publication that provides the New School community with information about what is happening at, and around, The New School. This video serves to introduce the members of the New School Free Press, and show just how diverse the New School community is.