Harry Mok

Editor in chief

Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department. Harry currently works as an editor and writer in the communications department of the University of California Office of the President. He’s spent most of his career as an editor and writer for media outlets such as the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Newsday and the Associated Press.

A Taste of Aloha

Hawaiian food is making a big splash on the mainland.

WHILE THE MAINLAND doesn't offer the same tropical beaches, emerald rain forests or aloha spirit, it's becoming easier to get a taste of Hawaii while stateside.

Food from Hawaii can be found in metropolitan areas across the mainland, with the plate lunch, ubiquitous in the Aloha State, coming to a strip mall near you.

Writer has problem with 'Asian invasion' at UCLA

I'm not sure if this opinion writer for the UCLA Daily Bruin is trying to be funny, but if he is, he's not succeeding. Jed Levine's premise is that the problem with UCLA is that there are too many Asian American students and their numbers should be limited so more space can be given to the real underrepresented groups.

Asian Americans Not Ready for Prime Time

If you think you've read a blog entry like this before, it's probably because you have. It's time for a yearly report from some group or another saying there are aren't that many Asian Americans on TV. The latest one is from the Asian American Justice Center and it says that Asian Pacific American regular characters on network prime time television have not significantly increased over the last two years, since the group's last report.

Hawaii's Unique State

It could be the white-sand beaches. It could be the blue sea that calls you to jump in. It could be the warm tropical weather and the palm trees waving in the breeze. It could be a laid-back lifestyle.

It’s all of these things that make Hawaii unique and make me feel so comfortable when I visit. What really sets Hawaii apart, though, is its population. About 60 percent of the state’s residents are Asian Pacific Islanders.