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Casting a spell — ESPN makes the National Spelling Bee a high-stakes sport

Casting a spell — ESPN makes the National Spelling Bee a high-stakes sport

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Nunatak.” Any guess as to what the word means? More importantly, how do you spell it? For 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri it meant either sharing the glory of being the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee with 13-year -old Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas or the […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 24, Profiles, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

JACL statement on Emilie Grace Olsen’s suicide

JACL statement on Emilie Grace Olsen’s suicide

By Japanese American Citizens League The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is deeply troubled by the circumstances and investigation surrounding the tragic death of Emilie Grace Olsen, a Chinese American student at Fairfield Middle School in Fairfield Township, Ohio. In a letter to parents in December 2014, Fairfield superintendent, Paul Otten, stated that bullying was […]

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Posted in Community News, Features 24, National News, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

A little bit of Seattle helps build a school library in Philippines

A little bit of Seattle helps build a school library in Philippines

By Lara Underhill Northwest Asian Weekly After a 2010 trip to the Philippines to reconnect with her family roots, Kimrick Soltanzadeh knew she wanted to do more for the rural community where her family was from. “I hadn’t been to the Philippines for about 10 years before that trip and during that time I became very involved with the local community in Bainbridge and […]

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Posted in Education, Features 24, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

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