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Subtle Asian Traits has been nominated for Facebook’s first Community Award

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Subtle Asian Traits has been nominated for Facebook's first Community Award

Social media platform Facebook announced that they are introducing a new award for creators called Facebook Community Awards, and community group Subtle Asian Traits has been nominated. 

Awards: Facebook created this award in order to “showcase, celebrate and reward more of the incredible community builders we see on our platform every day.” Subtle Asian Traits, also fittingly known as SAT, has been nominated under the “Identity” category.

  • On Oct. 7, Facebook released the nominees for the first-ever Facebook Community Awards. There are 22 nominees that are split among seven categories who, as Facebook states, “are doing meaningful work by inspiring others, making an impact and bringing people together across various interests and topics.” 
  • In a post, SAT wrote about the nomination, “We have to thank all of you, our community, for your continuous support. We would not be here without each of you laughing along, submitting your stories, memes, crafts and creations.” 
  • They asked their members to vote for them, saying, “If you’ve ever felt that SAT has contributed something to you, we’d love to have your support!” 
  • Seven out of the 22 nominees will each win $50,000. 
  • People can vote by going on your Facebook mobile phone app, going to the hashtag “#LoveThisGroup” and scrolling down to the “See All Categories” link. Voting is open until Oct. 22. The winners will be announced at the Facebook Communities Summit on Nov. 4.

SAT: The group was created in 2018 by Asian Australians Angela, her brother Kerry and their group of friends in order to “connect Asian individuals globally to create a community that celebrates the similarities and differences within Asian cultures and subcultures.”

  • The group generally makes posts about the Asian diaspora experience in the West. 
  • Originally, the Facebook group started out as just a small community for their friends. But, the group grew and it is now one of the largest online Asian communities with 1.9 million members.
  • According to The Atlantic, Subtle Asian Traits has inspired about 40 other Facebook groups. One member of SAT said, “I feel like it’s reconnecting a lot of Asian Americans with people from their communities, and it’s like one big group of understanding — all these jokes you don’t have to explain.” 
  • Anne Gu, one of the creators, told The Atlantic, “Asians haven’t had the opportunity to have their voice heard in the media. We’re underrepresented. Our Facebook group is giving so many Asians an opportunity to voice their thoughts.” 
  • “We have to sort of bounce between both cultures in our lives. I feel like the group has helped people come to terms with it, and know they’re not alone, and that there are so many people around the world who have the same struggles and same experience,” she continued. 
  • The group has also inspired a production company called Jumpcut to create a television show with the same name as the Facebook group, NBC News reported.

Featured Image via Subtle Asian Traits

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Lambert Airport gearing up for large crowds as travelers head home after the holiday

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Lambert Airport gearing up for large crowds as travelers head home after the holiday

ST. LOUIS – Airline passengers are headed home Sunday after the Thanksgiving holiday, which is traditionally known as the “busiest travel day of the year”.

It’s estimated that 40 to 45-thousand people will be walking through the gates at Lambert International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration screened nearly 2.3 million people on Wednesday, marking the busiest day since March 2020, just before the pandemic began.

In 2019, 2.6 million were screened the day before Thanksgiving. So today brings some sense of normalcy this holiday weekend, even if that includes all that traffic we’ve come to expect this time of year.

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Billikens beat Duke 4-3, move into NCAA Soccer quarterfinals

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Billikens beat Duke 4-3, move into NCAA Soccer quarterfinals

The Billikens men’s soccer team continues it’s undefeated season. They went down to Durham, North Carolina and beat Duke 4-3 in the NCAA Soccer Tournament. The win moves SLU, the 10th seed in the tournament into the quarterfinals. The Billikens built a 3-1 lead on goals by Mason Leeth, John Klein and Simon Becher. Duke responded with two goals in a little over three minutes in the second half to tie the match at 3-3. But in the 79th minute, the Billikens scored an own goal off a corner kick to retake the lead at 4-3 and that’s how it ended.

With the victory SLU advances to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. They will play the #2 seed Washington either next Saturday, December 4 or Sunday, December 5.

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List of inactive players for NFL games in Week 12

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List of inactive players for NFL games in Week 10

TENNESSEE AT NEW ENGLAND

Titans: RB Jeremy McNichols (concussion); CB Greg Mabin (ankle); LB David Long Jr.; LB Rashaan Evans (ankle); G Nate Davis (concussion); OLB Ola Adeniyi (hamstring); DL Teair Tart (ankle).

Patriots: LB Ronnie Perkins; RB J.J. Taylor; QB Jarrett Stidham; TE Devin Asiasi; G Yasir Durant.

TAMPA BAY AT INDIANAPOLIS

Buccaneers: QB Kyle Trask; RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn; S Andrew Adams; LG Ali Marpet (abdomen); WR Antonio Brown (ankle).

Colts: WR Mike Strachan; RB Marlon Mack; DE Ben Banogu; OT Julie’n Davenport; OL Will Fries.

PHILADELPHIA AT NEW YORK GIANTS

Eagles: RB Jordan Howard (knee); CB Tay Gowan (quad); QB Reid Sinnett; DB Kary Vincent; CB Wes McCain; DT Marlon Tuipolatu.

Giants: WR Sterling Shepard (quad); WR Kadarius Toney (quad); TE Kaden Smith (knee); FB Cullen Gillaspia (quad); TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle); OL Wes Martin.

ATLANTA AT JACKSONVILLE

Falcons: CB Kendall Sheffield (hamstring); LB Deion Jones; DL John Cominsky; DL Mike Pennel; DL Jonathan Bullard (ankle).

Jaguars: CB Shaquill Griffin (concussion); LB Dakota Allen (shoulder); OL KC McDermott; TE Jacob Hollister; TE Luke Farrell; DE/OLB Jordan Smith.

NEW YORK JETS AT HOUSTON

Jets: WR Corey Davis (groin); RB La’Mical Perine; CB Rachad Wildgoose; DL Jonathan Marshall; DL Tim Ward; S Jarrod Wilson; OL Isaiah Williams.

Texans: QB Deshaun Watson; QB Jeff Driskel; DB Cre’Von LeBlanc; WR Davion Davis (illness); TE Jordan Akins.

CAROLINA AT MIAMI

Panthers: WR Terrace Marshall Jr.; G John Miller; QB Matt Barkley; S Kenny Robinson; CB Rashaan Melvin; LB Kamal Martin; TE Colin Thompson.

Dolphins: CB Trill Williams; S Brandon Jones; S Will Parks; LB Darius Hodge; TE Adam Shaheen; NT John Jenkins.

PITTSBURGH AT CINCINNATI

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