Inside Scoop: Immigration Reform Speech from POTUS

Obama Speak 06.11.13

This past Tuesday, June 11, 2013, National Executive Board Recorder, Vigor Lam, was invited to attend the White House for Obama’s speech on Immigration Reform, a a very hot topic going on in Congress currently.

Vigor Obama 06.11.13

Vigor sat amongst many community leaders to listen to our POTUS speak on Immigration Reform; how common sense it is to pass this bill, to make sure proper steps are taken to create a pathways for the 11 million DREAMers to EARN their citizenship. As Obama said, this bill is NOT perfect, but it’s a compromise. Its support trumps party lines. This is EVERYONE’S issue. These DREAMers, like the girl who introduced the President, are our friends, neighbors, etc. They want a fair and just way to become American, as they feel in their heart they already are.

To see a full video of the speech, please click here.

Brother William Xu in the Wall Street Journal

Brother William Xu from RIT was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article. Will highlights the work of NAPA, and in consequence, the work of Pi Delta Psi to break stereotypes of “frats” and uphold the values of a “fraternity.” Excerpted from the article:

It’s something that concerns the leadership of organizations like NAPA, whose goal is to encourage Asian American frats to emphasize personal bonding, self-empowerment and community service. “What would our fraternities be like if they detached themselves from the culture of ‘frat boys,’ if they treated their letters as a business suit rather than a party hat?” says Will Xu, NAPA national secretary. “That’s a question all of us ask every day, and we apply policies to our chapters to reflect it. We’re actively working to evolve the mindset of our members to understand that moments of celebration are extracurricular to their responsibilities and oath as a Greek.”

See the Full Article here:

Brother Kyle Wu Blogging for Financial Times

Brother Kyle Wu from the Mu Chapter at The Ohio State University is a regular blogger for the Financial Times. Checkout his blog posts here:

After graduating from The Ohio State University, Kyle worked in news producing at ABC News for Good Morning America. He then went to Taiwan to improve his Mandarin and learn more about Asian culture. He is currently a MBA student at the Thunderbird School of Management pursuing a cross cultural US/Asia career.

Brother Publishes Orlando Food Lover’s Book

Brother Ricky Ly from the University of Central Florida Phi Chapter recently published his first Book!!! If you’re a super Foodie and want to visit some of the best restaurants in Orlando, FL, be sure to find Ricky’s book on HERE!

From the Back Cover

The local food culture is growing in Orlando. Because of its strong tourism industry, the city is often stereotyped as a place known for its many chain restaurants, but Orlando is a world-class destination that offers a diverse culinary landscape. Here it’s about the neighborhoods. From pockets of Vietnamese enclaves and a growing “Little Brazil” near International Drive to a huge food truck scene and an increasing number of farmers’ markets that feature local, farm fresh, all natural foods, Orlando is becoming more and more of a food lover’s delight. In Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando, seasoned food writer Ricky Ly shares the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate these culinary treasures. A bounty of mouthwatering delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide.

With delectable recipes from the renowned kitchens of the city’s iconic eateries, diners, and elegant dining rooms, Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlandois the ultimate resource for food lovers to use and savor.

Inside You’ll Find:

Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries
Specialty food stores and markets
Farmers’ markets and farm stands
Food festivals and culinary events
Recipes from top Orlando chefs
The city’s best cafes, taverns, and food trucks
Local food lore and kitchen wisdom

About the Author

Ricky Ly is the food writer for Tasty Chomps!(, a food and restaurant website dedicated to finding culinary adventures throughout Orlando as well as journeys and foodie discoveries overseas.

Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, his passion for food and adventures began very early on, instilled by his Vietnamese and Chinese immigrant parents. His first memories were of pork belly and hard boiled egg dishes in the late afternoons and steaming dim sum plates of sweet and slurpy shrimp rice paste and dumplings on Saturday mornings. In 2003, he moved away to attend the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida where, among other things, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and wrote for the university’s student newspaper, the Central Florida Future.

He currently resides in Orlando, Florida working by day as a civil engineer and writing by night as he continues his lifelong quest to find great eats in all sorts of nooks and crannies of the world. recently received awards from the Orlando Sentinel and is featured on Zagat’s Fork and Tell.

You can follow him online on twitter at @tastychomps and on Facebook at

Brother Featured in Mile-High APIA Magazine

Aaron ‘HAMMERDOWN’ Porras, a brother from UCB Colony (University of Colorado at Boulder) being featured in an article in Asian Avenue Magazine as a Rising Star!

The article features Aaron who finds his community within the brotherhood, speaks about his cultural identity, and the lack of APIA organizations on the high-school level.

Asian Avenue magazine is a publication founded to build bridges of awareness, knowledge and understanding between the diverse Asian Pacific American (APA) communities and the general public through cultural insights, pop culture, news and information. We are the only printed publication in Colorado focused on the APA community and culture. 

Check out the full article here!

*Note: Aaron served as President of UCB Colony last year. Raymond ‘Ness’ Auyeung is the current President.