Dear APICP reader,
It has been a tremendous privilege to work with other API publications with Bamboo Offshoot, Generasian, Pacific Ties, and Yellow Pages this past academic term through this Tumblr page. The fact that we overcame the distance between the two coasts and the intensity of our respective academic schedules to collaborate on this project is itself an incredible feat.
I have been very encouraged by the work we put forth and the insight we provided on issues that affect all APIs, issues specific to our region or our families, and issues beyond our national borders. There were times where our articles provoked enthused dialogue between our respective publications, and every article was reciprocated with feedback of some sort from you, the reader. It has been my hope that the APICP Tumblr page would be a space for different experiences and beliefs within the API community to be addressed through our writing, so that our differences can interact and engage rather than divide and conflict. I believe that this first chapter of APICP has laid the groundwork for that to happen.
APICP is also a great opportunity for our publications to network and dialogue with one another, and to strengthen API collegiate publications nationwide and bolster solidarity on a national level. Unfortunately, as our academic terms come to an end, APICP would be on hiatus for the summer. But I’m sure some scholar somewhere once said that all conclusions are really the prelude to new beginnings, and I can’t wait to see what the conclusion of the first chapter of APICP would lead to when we return.
I hope you enjoyed our work this semester as much as I did, because your continued support is what encourages us to produce work that is provocative, dynamic, and bold.
Steven Hanyun Cong,
Publicity Director – hardboiled
Co-founder – APICP