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Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth
 
Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly All over the world, refugees flee their countries in fear of torture and death, often at the hands

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Ketu Shah never imagined he would be a judge. He visualized himself as an engineer, and took the practical classes in school—physics and

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

By Daria Kroupoderava Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Vikram Jandhyala had everything fall into place at the right time. He is Vice Provost of

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

By Jingyu Zahng Northwest Asian Weekly With the economic development in China, the accumulation of people’s wealth is growing.

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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Asians, embrace your uniqueness

Asians, embrace your uniqueness

03 September 2009

Being a typical Chinese who immigrated to the “land of the free” two years ago and unable to speak English fluently, ignorance and isolation are what I usually experience from others.

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Look beyond stereotypes and find individuality

Look beyond stereotypes and find individuality

03 September 2009

When encountering an Asian American student at school, non-Asian students likely develop common stereotypes concerning that person. They might assume that the Asian American student possesses an exceptional talent for math and science. They might also assume that the student has difficulty speaking English.

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The upside of laughing

The upside of laughing

03 September 2009

A couple of laughs is good enough for some people, but in current economic times with all the depressing and angering events going on, you might want to add a few more laughs.

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De-stress by taking a stroll

De-stress by taking a stroll

03 September 2009

While each of us continue to take steps on this little journey we call life, we forget the simple things around us during the course of our daily routines. People are so caught up in trying to achieve in school, work, and the future that they sacrifice their own free time.

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Stop procrastinating: Do something today!

Stop procrastinating: Do something today!

03 September 2009

What is procrastination? You can say that it’s just a bad habit, like biting your nails.

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Education … say what?

Education … say what?

03 September 2009

We are in school for all the wrong reasons.

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As student loans dry up, the competition builds

As student loans dry up, the competition builds

03 September 2009

When you were in middle school, where did you want to go to college? Did you consider the costs of attending one of the top schools in America?

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Fire a teacher for being bad? We can’t.

Fire a teacher for being bad? We can’t.

03 September 2009

As the U.S. economy continues to decline and Obama’s stimulus package continues to be given as bonuses to top CEOs, the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is feeling the crunch.

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Escape racism and negative stereotypes

Escape racism and negative stereotypes

03 September 2009

During my stay at SYLP, we talked about diversity. However, with diversity, there is racism. I think the root of racism can be traced back to the Holocaust and American slavery.

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Breed diversity through different perspectives

Breed diversity through different perspectives

03 September 2009

Do you see the cup as half-empty or half-full? Whatever your answer may be, people see the world through different perspectives. However, there are always new experiences that can broaden our views.

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Losing our culture and finding it again in frog legs

Losing our culture and finding it again in frog legs

03 September 2009

Take a look into my daily life and you’d think that I was a typical American teenager doing typical American things like turning on MTV, chatting on Facebook, and texting friends.

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Blog: Donald Chan, not a typical Asian American

Blog: Donald Chan, not a typical Asian American

01 September 2009

I love to talk about Asian Americans doing unconventional things that defy stereotypes. David Chan is one of them. I met David Chan more than three decades ago when he owned a Chinese restaurant in Green Lake. What David Chan has done since then amazed normal people.  David Chan is now owner of World Class […]

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Can you handle The Truth? Fil-Am UFC fighter Vera set for Aug. 29 rumble

Can you handle The Truth? Fil-Am UFC fighter Vera set for Aug. 29 rumble

27 August 2009

Brandon Vera’s nickname says it all. “The Truth” was a nickname given to him by his friend for how Vera tells it like it is. It also describes his ability as a skilled mixed martial artist.

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