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Innovative Asian American youth

Innovative Asian American youth

By Steven Metcalf Northwest Asian Weekly Billy Wu had an idea. He wanted to make life a little easier for young people around him. That idea took the form of

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 45, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Embracing the arts instead of expectations

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Embracing the arts instead of expectations

By Michael Wong SYLP Growing up as an Asian American teenager, the expectations of society are always shadowing me. There are always four major pillars which society expects us Asian American adolescents to follow and pursue rigorously, as if it were a religion. One, get good grades. Two, don’t get in trouble. Three, respect and […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Empowerment through entertainment

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Empowerment through entertainment

By Clarissa Fe O’Francia SYLP In movies, Asian Americans are portrayed either as the brainiac nerd or the token kung fu- knowing henchman. Is that who we are in real life? Of course not. Ever since Asian Americans started appearing in Hollywood films, there has been a false and cringe-worthy view of Asians engraved into […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Newbee: The new star of Dota 2

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Newbee: The new star of Dota 2

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinese-based e-sport team “Newbee” snagged the top prize at the International Dota 2 Championships. This summer, the International Dota 2 Championships was held in Seattle and it was the third consecutive year that the tournament has been hosted here. Newbee defeated their fellow countrymen “VICI Gaming” in the […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Jason Williams needs to be held accountable

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Jason Williams needs to be held accountable

By Cindy Hsu SYLP When the name “Jason Williams” is entered into the Internet search engines, it will present a plethora of websites listing the numerous achievements this reputable retired NBA player had acquired throughout his career. Having been picked in the first round of the 1998 NBA draft and decorated with titles such as […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/121 Comment

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: I define who I am

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: I define who I am

By Mike Guevarra SYLP Growing up in America, I always felt as if I was floating, like a drifting ghost, searching to find a place in a foreign world. Even as a naive child, I questioned why I never saw anyone on TV shows who looked like me, or why I couldn’t find a Filipino […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: An argument for returning to the country of your birth

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: An argument for returning to the country of your birth

By Julie Tolmie SYLP On a hot, smoggy morning last December, I stepped off of a plane and onto Vietnamese soil. My family and I had just arrived in Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City, after a bumpy flight down from Japan and another one before that from Seattle. In total, we had flown over […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/121 Comment

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Cake analogies and human rights

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Cake analogies and human rights

By Katie Wong SYLP Equal rights can also be referred to as human rights (rights held by everyone without the restriction of the government.) Only nineteen out of the fifty states in the United States recognize same-sex marriage. Several states have tried to bar federal

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision

UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When University of Washington (UW) President Michael Young met with representatives of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, he brought good news.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 33, Profiles, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When students and members of the Asian community learned that the University of Washington (UW) was discontinuing the Southeast Asian Student Recruiter position, they were in disbelief.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 32, Profiles, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

It’s graduation time!

It’s graduation time!

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly It’s that Pomp and Circumstance time of year, and in addition to the myriad of graduating APIs around the

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Posted in Education, Features 26, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

Indian American boys tie in national spelling bee

Indian American boys tie in national spelling bee

By Ben Nuckols Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — For the first time in 52 years, two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 29.

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Posted in Education, Features 24, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Learn how to be a leader

Learn how to be a leader

By Ivy Wong If you asked someone what you should spend $50 on this summer, they might suggest buying that new video game that recently came out or a cute pair of shoes. They might recommend buying tickets for a concert or movie. Or they might joke about buying as much candy as you can. […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Students, educators honored at Diversity Makes a Difference dinner

Students, educators honored at Diversity Makes a Difference dinner

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship dinner at New Hong Kong restaurant on

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/181 Comment

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

Janae Chan Inglemoor High School “I know that Janae likes to diversify her own life by being friends with all kinds of people and not being cliquish by hanging just with people of her own background,” said her teacher Katrina Allemeier. “She is just kind and sweet to everyone.”

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

H-1B visas bring international students one step closer to the American Dream

H-1B visas bring international students one step closer to the American Dream

By Celine Djohan Northwest Asian Weekly In hopes of landing a permanent position at a local technology manufacturing company, one of William Takdir Jaya’s many responsibilities is to commute to work at 6 a.m.

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Compiled by Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates high school students from Western Washington — nominated by teachers, counselors, principals, and community members — who encourage and actively promote diversity.

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

McDonalds franchise head will be speaker at student diversity dinner

McDonalds franchise head will be speaker at student diversity dinner

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates high school students from Western Washington — nominated by teachers, counselors, principals, and community members — who encourage and actively promote diversity.

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

It would be an “honor” and a “homecoming” for Rachel Solemsaas to be selected as the president of North Seattle Community College. That’s what Solemsaas said when she was named as one of four finalists for the position.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 2

Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 2

Compiled by Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

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