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Awarding diversity at the top

Awarding diversity at the top

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Nine honorees were recognized Oct. 18 for their great accomplishments in the community as well as

Keeping the faith — Asian Americans and Christianity

Keeping the faith — Asian Americans and Christianity

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly When Christian Chin began his ministry at the University of Washington, he recalls that he had 10

Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot

Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Linda Lau, nonpartisan, is running unopposed for Court of Appeals Judge, Division 1, District 1,

Should English be the only language in the United States?

Should English be the only language in the United States?

03 September 2009

As an immigrant from China, I work at a retirement home in Bothell About a month ago, I went to work as I normally did. When I walked into the building, I felt like there was something different. The floor leader, who usually smiled at everyone and said hi, was really quiet, and I couldn’t spot a smile on her face.

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Am I the only Asian?

Am I the only Asian?

03 September 2009

One summer, I was walking with my two siblings to the annual Bon Odori festival in Seattle. As we walked side by side, our faces may have looked similar, but our personalities and clothes were completely different.

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Hoop dreams fulfilled … after a few tries

Hoop dreams fulfilled … after a few tries

03 September 2009

To my friends, I am just a person. To my family, I am only the second son. To myself, I am a dreamer. I believe I can do anything. I have confidence in myself to fulfill my dreams and complete my goals. Life is full of challenges.

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Music is dying — let’s save it

Music is dying — let’s save it

03 September 2009

Music is something that we depend on to help us get through rough times, something to sooth our minds, but where has it all gone?

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How I came to appreciate public transit

How I came to appreciate public transit

03 September 2009

When I finally got my driver’s license, I loved the freedom of being able to go anywhere I wanted to. However, when I signed up for the Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP), my parents did not think that it would be efficient for me to drive all the way down to Seattle from Everett during rush hour. They told me that I would have to take the bus.

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A summer program filled with fun and creativity

A summer program filled with fun and creativity

03 September 2009

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a great opportunity for kids, ranging from first- to fifth-grade, to have a lot of fun and learn about God.

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Toss the book;  grab a manga

Toss the book; grab a manga

03 September 2009

What was started in Japan but has been slowly incorporating itself into U.S. culture? Manga. Manga books are similar to American comics, but they have a unique artistic style that makes them distinguishable.

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Economic troubles? Marijuana to the rescue

Economic troubles? Marijuana to the rescue

03 September 2009

When addressing the media, then-U.S. Representative Dan Quayle said, “Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing possession of marijuana. We should concentrate on prosecuting the rapists and burglars who are a menace to society.”

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The effects of raising minimum wage

The effects of raising minimum wage

03 September 2009

At this time, some employees who are earning minimum wage expect the government to raise their wages to further improve their quality of life.

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The North Korean missile threat is serious

The North Korean missile threat is serious

03 September 2009

About three years ago, North Korea acquired nuclear weapon capabilities. Their attempts to create missiles put the world on edge, but their ability to deliver the weapons is still unknown.

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Seattle libraries closed  for a week

Seattle libraries closed for a week

03 September 2009

As part of a citywide budget-cutting plan, all Seattle Public Library branches will be closed for one week. They will reopen Sept. 8.

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Dogs, more than just pets.  Cows, more than just food.

Dogs, more than just pets. Cows, more than just food.

03 September 2009

In April 2007, Atlanta Falcons superstar quarterback Michael Vick was charged with competitive dog fighting, and owning and conducting a dog fighting ring in his southeastern Virginia home. In December 2007, Vick was convicted.

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The vegetarian diet: nutritious and delicious

The vegetarian diet: nutritious and delicious

03 September 2009

When I was 13 years old, I had a sudden revelation that eating animals was wrong and cruel. I would hear stories about the unethical treatment of them, and my heart would melt. Thus, I became a vegetarian.

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The focus needs to be on global warming

The focus needs to be on global warming

03 September 2009

War, money, and power are a few things that countries and people are concerned about. Though I agree that these things are important, I believe that everyone should start focusing more on a growing epidemic — global warming.

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GM food should not be the wave of the future

GM food should not be the wave of the future

03 September 2009

When people are asked whether or not they have eaten genetically modified (GM) food, they will most likely say, “I don’t know.”

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Beauty: getting skin deep

Beauty: getting skin deep

03 September 2009

Kacey Long closes her eyes tightly while lying bare naked on the cold operating table. She starts breathing heavily in the dim, barren room. In a moment, she will be sliced open with knives in hopes of improving her appearance.

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Outer appearance? What about inner appearance?

Outer appearance? What about inner appearance?

03 September 2009

I peer from across the room and see my friend sitting near the window and reading a book. I notice that she has started to break out a little and has a stain on her sweater. Her socks are mismatched. She has a patch of dry skin on her hand, which bothers me.

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Not a Barbie girl

Not a Barbie girl

03 September 2009

For every second that ticks by, two Barbie dolls are sold in the world. In fact, the average American girl between the ages of 3 and 11 owns about 10 Barbies.

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The difference between men and women

The difference between men and women

03 September 2009

A woman asks her husband to water her plants while she is on vacation. When she returns home, she finds that all her plants are dead. No one knows why this occurs.

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I am my father’s son, but I am no pilgrim

I am my father’s son, but I am no pilgrim

03 September 2009

To my white friends, I’m an Asian American. To my family in China, I’m an American-born Chinese (ABC). These labels somehow make me different to them and will never allow me to fully be either one.

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