To 紅包 or not to 紅包 ?


To 紅包 or not to 紅包 ? by Darrell Chan, TACL Director of Design Born and Raised in America I’m pretty positive I’m not the only one who gets confused about what exactly to do on Lunar New Year. I’ve never experienced what it was like in Taiwan or Hong Kong during the holiday. The only things I knew about were the things I learned from my parents and Chinese School. Fast forward to 2016 and I still don’t have a grasp on what exactly to d
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Making the Taiwanese American Voice Heard


Making the Taiwanese American Voice Heard By: Austin Ko, Citizenship Director In the simplest terms, a democracy is a government by the people. While many may feel that politics has become too complicated and distant from their daily lives, it is important to remember that there is one simple way to be heard: VOTE. “…we must play an active part in shaping our government, and keep it accountable to the people it serves.” The mission of TACL
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Propel Your Career to the Next Level with TAP-Boston’s New Program


Propel Your Career to the Next Level with TAP-Boston’s New Program By: Hahn Lin, Professional Development Co-Chair; Elizabeth Wu, Professional Development Co-Chair; Pamela Hung, President In August 2015, TAP-Boston decided it was time to put an end to the quarter-life crisis – or at least try to. In the past, our professional development programming has addressed skill development and networking, but we noticed another professional problem
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Miss Asian American Stephanie Lin


On the auspicious day of August 8, 2015, Stephanie Lin was crowned Miss Asian America at the pageant held in San Francisco. As a member of our TAP family, Stephanie graciously gives us an insider look into her achievement and what she hopes to accomplish as the first Taiwanese American to earn this title. Think back to 2013, TACL’s National Convention in San Francisco when Stephanie was introduced as the next TAP-SF President. Can you remember wh
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Event Spotlight: 2015 National Convention in NYC


Event Spotlight: 2015 National Convention in NYC By: Jacqui Wu, TACL President   TACL’s 2015 National Convention took place in New York over Labor Day weekend – hosted by TAP-NY (current Board and alumni), and it was a fun-filled TACL Family get-together with too many stories and #FOMO moments for those who missed it.  Thanks to all the programs & chapters & friends of TACL who came out: GLO, ITASA, LYF, PIP, TAP-Austin, TAP-At
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Chapter Update: Meet TAP-Austin & Erica Liu


Chapter Update: Meet TAP-Austin & Erica Liu by: Jacqui Wu, TACL President   At the National Convention in New York earlier this month, TAP-Austin was voted in by their peer TAPs and is now an official TAP Chapter.  Congratulations and welcome to our newest family member!  Please remember to “like” TAP-ATX’s Facebook page. TACL conducted a short interview with Erica Liu, TAP-Austin’s Founding President to learn a little
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TACL LYF Camp Q&A


TACL-LYF Camp is a 6 day 5 night summer youth leadership camp held every June in the San Francisco Bay Area for Taiwanese American youth in grades 5 through 12. TACL-LYF’s primary objectives are to deepen the campers’ understanding of their unique cultural heritage, to cultivate their leadership and communication skills, and to connect them with other Taiwanese Americans. After another hugely successful week at camp, we caught up with a couple of
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Program Update: PIP 2015


Program Update: PIP 2015 by: Austin Ko, PIP Recruitment Chair The TACL Political Internship Program or PIP, is an 8-week program in Washington, DC where college students gain hands-on experience in the political process. PIP focuses on identity development and community impact in addition to building leadership and networking skills. In addition to full-time placements, interns attend workshops throughout the summer, have a one-on-one mentorship,
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SF Taiwanese American Cultural Festival: Taiwan Soul


SF Taiwanese American Cultural Festival: Taiwan Soul by: Naomi Cheng, TACL Treasurer Every year in the springtime, over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area get the chance to experience a little bit of Taiwan at the annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in Union Square, which took place this year on May 9, 2015. It brought a little bit of “Taiwan Soul” to our foggy city. Check out our interview with this year’s Cultural Festival Co-Di
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