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COMMENTARY: Do elite colleges in the nation discriminate against Asians?

COMMENTARY: Do elite colleges in the nation discriminate against Asians?

Mark Lee

By Mark Lee
Northwest Asian Weekly

January 16 was a federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.  King’s legacy upholds the principle that all people, regardless of race or creed, should be treated as equals. In a democratic society, education should function as the great equalizer. Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 31 No 7 | 2/11-2/17Comments (0)

May 20: NWAW reporters earns four SPJ awards

May 20: NWAW reporters earns four SPJ awards

From left: Mark Lee, Vivian Luu, Jason Cruz, and Tiffany Ran

At an awards banquet at Safeco Field, the Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presented its Excellence in Journalism Awards. Northwest Asian Weekly earned four in its alternative weeklies division.

— Mark Lee got first place for his column, “You talkin’ to me?” in the editorial and commentary category.

— Vivian Luu got second place for her story, “Pearls of wisdom from Shanghai Pearl,” in the arts reporting category.

— Jason Cruz got third place for his story, “Medical tourism: the next reform in health care?” in the health reporting category.

— Tiffany Ran got third place for her story, “Will school board member step down due to controversial e-mail?” in the education reporting category. ♦

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/1Comments (0)

Letter: A reaction to Mars Hill column

To the Editor:

Rev. Driscoll’s reputation is widely known throughout America. As a result, I have mixed feelings on Rev. Driscoll. Read the full story

Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (0)

Column: Local Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll bashes yoga and ‘Easternism’

Column: Local Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll bashes yoga and ‘Easternism’

Mark Lee

By Mark Lee
Northwest Asian Weekly

Last fall, Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, received national attention for an article he posted on his website arguing that Christians should not practice yoga. His argument was that yoga is rooted in the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. Therefore, he believes that practicing yoga is corrupting to people that consider themselves Christians. Read the full story

Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/24Comments (4)

Column: Let’s look back to the 60s as a source of inspiration for social justice

Column: Let’s look back to the 60s as a source of inspiration for social justice

Mark Lee

By Mark Lee
Northwest Asian Weekly

Back in August, radio talk show personality Laura Schlessinger ended her radio show after using the N-word 11 times in response to a Black female caller. The caller had complained that friends and family members of her white husband made racist comments in her presence.

Schlessinger said there is a double standard whereby Blacks can use the N-word but whites cannot. She went on to say the word over and over again. Read the full story

Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 42 | 10/16-10/22Comments (0)

Column: Hollywood, once again, says no Asians need apply

Column: Hollywood, once again, says no Asians need apply

Mark Lee

By Mark Lee
Northwest Asian Weekly

The Harrison Ford movie “Extraordinary Measures” was released on DVD last month. This movie is based on a true story. It is about a young dad who is trying to find a cure for his two kids who have Pompe disease.  The disease is a rare disorder that causes progressive muscular weakness throughout the body.   Read the full story

Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/25Comments (4)

Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!

Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!

Mark Lee

By Mark Lee
Northwest Asian Weekly

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has now been called off.  Pacquiao has also filed a defamation lawsuit against Mayweather, his father Floyd Sr., his uncle Roger, and Golden Boy Promotions for allegedly accusing him of using performance-enhancing drugs. Read the full story

Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/26Comments (78)

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