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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)

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 06, 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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

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