Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of each school year, we run this column, which features some exceptional Asian American students that have made the most of their high school careers, whether it’s through academics, volunteer work, artistic endeavors, or athletics.
Archives for June 2011
Compiled by Han Bui and Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly There are a lot of hurdles that new immigrants face in the United States. Not only do most have to learn a new language, they also have to navigate through the complicated cultural differences. <!–more–> In honor of American Independence Day, we asked some of […]
By Brett Zongker The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas worried about a looming deadline: the expiration of an illegally obtained Oregon driver’s license that had allowed him to get his first full-time job at a top U.S. newspaper. The 30-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winner who covered the Virginia […]
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The military-backed government of Myanmar has deported Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who stars as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming movie, officials said last Tuesday. The Malaysian actress arrived in the country’s main city, Yangon, on June 22 and was deported the same day because she was on […]
Last week, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist shocked the country by publicly admitting to a secret that he had been harboring for years.
From June to October this year, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF)’s training squadron is visiting multiple ports in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, and Chile. Training Ship Kashima visited Seattle and held an open house for the public on June 17 at Pier 66. Kashima was commissioned on Jan. 26, 1995, and […]
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 […]
More than 350 guests and supporters attended Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC)’s 39th Annual Friendship Dinner and Auction, which was held at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. CISC honored Bellevue City Councilmember John Chelminiak with the 2011 Bridge to Success Award by Cathay Bank. Guests participated in live and silent auctions throughout the night. […]
Stephanie Velasco, a senior at Wapato High, was awarded the $5,500 Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies to fund her first year at the University of Washington. This is the first year this scholarship has been awarded.
By Mark Niesse The Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — The population of Native Hawaiians in Hawaii jumped by more than one-fifth over the last decade, continuing a resurgence in the once-dwindling numbers of indigenous people in the state, according to new U.S. Census information.