Nicholas Chik is a senior from Cupertino, CA, majoring in History with a concentration on African American History during the 19th and 20th centuries. His recent publications include "Disparities in the Medal of Honor: Why African American Soldiers' Awards were Delayed, and Japanese American Awards were Immediate" and "Nativism and the Civil War: The Impact of the Emancipation of Slaves on American Immigration." Apart from research, he received the regent and chancellor's scholarship 2021-2023 and is currently serving as a Social Consciousness Chair in Black Sociological Alliance. His published articles investigate Critical Race Theory and Book Bans in America. Upon graduating this year, Nicholas plans to further his education in a graduate program and continue his study of African American history.