Hyphen College Tour: Santa Clara University

May 11, 2011

Broncos, are you ready for Hyphen?


Time flies! We're already on our sixth stop, and this time, we're taking Hyphen to Santa Clara University, where I hear the weather is warm and beautiful.

The event will take place tonight at 5:30 pm in Williman Room, and I will be there to meet with all of you. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning (OML), Ethnic Studies Program, Communication Department (Multicultural Journalism Series) and Asian Pacific-Islander Student Union (APSU).

Just in case you're not caught up, Hyphen has partnered up with I.W. Group and McDonald’s in an effort to inform and empower campuses with its unique perspective on Asian American arts, culture and politics. With style, of course. 

Now the important part: A contest!

This is specifically for the SCU students I will be mingling with tonight: Tell us what makes you Hyphen.

Let us know by submitting a comment. The best response will win a $50 McDonald's Arch Card and a fancy sweatshirt. If your response is not picked, don't fret. We'll have little giveaways for you too. All these goodies, plus free Hyphen issues, will be mailed out to you guys once I leave. 

Poems, pictures and any other creative responses are also welcome.

If you're interested in learning more about the Hyphen College Tour and bringing Hyphen to your campus, please contact our speaking engagement coordinator, Bena Li, at bena.li [at] hyphenmagazine.com.

Williman Room


Lisa Lee


Lisa Lee works in User Operations at Facebook, and has more than five years of nonprofit experience in marketing and communications for multicultural arts and cultural organizations.



What makes me hyphen? Being a growing student, I am intermixed with several communities. Our traits are shared through our everyday experiences just by interacting with one another. This is how I grew to love ethnic studies. Because I see all of our cultures interlinked with today's history. At the same time, I want to understand my own roots in which I feel I know nothing about because of the way our society often communicates today. Yet here some of us can change that. This is why I hyphen.