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Advice from a graduate

Advice from a graduate

We all have dreams. Some want to be actors, doctors, or professional athletes. Me? I wanted to become an international sports agent. I grew up in a very active sports family that participated in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, etc. My goal since I was young was to carry my love of sports into a career […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Congratulations graduates! — Local star students

Congratulations graduates! — Local star students

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly Years ago, entering high school or college, it was hard to believe it could ever happen. But now it has—graduation. Here are some of our remarkable community graduates. Aleyna Yamaguchi Aleyna has had quite the journey during her time at University of Washington. She’s studied abroad in Rome, volunteered […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Student scholars honored at 45th annual EOP celebration — Supporting minority students

Student scholars honored at 45th annual EOP celebration — Supporting minority students

Several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 45th annual Odegaard Award Celebration held May 7, at UW’s Husky Union Building. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Due to the support of sponsors, donors, […]

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

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

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

Honoring our students, mentors, and leaders

Honoring our students, mentors, and leaders

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly It was an evening of excitement, anticipation, education and great food when over 45 students arrived at the New Hong Kong Restaurant Friday evening to see if they were awarded scholarships. Many were accompanied by their families, teachers, and counselors from their schools, and even other classmates who came […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

First class – “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

First class – “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Sitara Nath, Olympia High School “I have never felt ‘trapped’ by my […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

A+plus — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

A+plus — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Compiled by Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Emily Okawara, Kentridge High School “Emily is an outstanding academic student who […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Teaching in Panjin — A view of the world through Chinese students’ eyes

Teaching in Panjin — A view of the world through Chinese students’ eyes

By Lynne Curry Northwest Asian Weekly I was part of a select team of sixteen teachers chosen to give a taste of an American-style classroom to Chinese students in a two-week winter camp just prior to Chinese New Year. Some of us were in Panjin, China, a coastal city about 350 miles north of Beijing. […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Supporting student and workplace diversity — Seattle Colleges gets acclaim

Supporting student and workplace diversity — Seattle Colleges gets acclaim

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Colleges recently received the American Association of Community Colleges award for national equity. The Seattle Colleges system has impressive numbers when it comes to representing diversity. The minority student population is 52 percent. This is in contrast to the combined total minority demographics for King County, Seattle, […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Top grade — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Top grade — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Compiled by Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Jonathan Flores, Kentridge High School “Jonathan has challenged himself by taking advanced […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

COMMENTARY: Diversity — Branching out

COMMENTARY: Diversity — Branching out

By Warisha Soomro Tesla STEM High School I hail from a region where an individual’s world is centered on the people they associate with daily and the screen that keeps them in constant contact. There is a bubble that surrounds the tech city, distancing its inhabitants from the rest of the word while the advancements […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Education, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

By Halimah Hussein Northwest Asian Weekly Diversity is a beautiful thing; it adds a pop of color to a community, like an abstract painting. I remember when I was a student at Franklin High School, where the diversity was so rich.  Being in South Seattle, Franklin had a lot to be proud of, as it […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Education, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

First class — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

First class — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Ace Wilson, NOVA High School “Ace’s compassion and commitment to building community […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

A Chinaman’s chance: The immigrant’s journey — Eric Liu on race, immigration, and citizenship

A Chinaman’s chance: The immigrant’s journey — Eric Liu on race, immigration, and citizenship

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On Jan. 14, University of Washington School of Law held a question and answer session with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, interviewed by Robert Chang, director of the Korematsu Center. The interview between these two law professors engaged on the topic of race, immigration, and citizenship.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

By Ana Mari Cauce Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Before my recent trip to Southeast Asia, I knew that the University of Washington (UW) <!–more–>was a global university. We are rated 15th among the world’s universities in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s much publicized rankings, and 14th in the world in the US News and World […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Travel, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

King County Civil Rights Commission to honor student essay contest winners — Three students from Open Window School take top marks in 16th annual contest

Three 8th grade students from Open Window School in Bellevue will be honored Thursday at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle for their winning submissions to the King County Civil Rights Commission’s 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Writing Contest. The students were invited to reflect on Dr. King’s pioneering civil rights work, especially […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Education, Features, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour

Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour

By Somer Hanson Clover Park Technical College A group of Japanese medical laboratory students from Osaka Jikei College visited Clover Park Technical College in

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

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, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/71 Comment

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, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

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