Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. From among those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Terroryaki!” By Jennifer K. Chung 3-Day Books, 2011 Daisy Wang’s older sister Samantha is getting married in three months, but things don’t look too promising as their Taiwanese parents are still shunning Sam’s white fiancé Patrick. As a means of escape from the pre-wedding drama and her family’s scrutiny […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “I just advise that your son marry a Chinese girl,” my friend said. “I am doing you a favor.” That happened a few years ago. I wanted to shout, “How dare you!” But I swallowed the words in my throat because I didn’t want to regret them later. “I […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Tom Mar, DDS, owns Mar Family Dentistry, located in the International District at 318 6th Ave. S. in Seattle. He was a governor’s scholar and studied at Sacramento City College and the University of California, Davis. For this article, Mar cheerfully answered questions about teeth. NWAW: Are there dental issues […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Pia Dizon, a Filipino American woman, is a hero.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 12, Bobby Virk and Bob Hasegawa announced they are endorsing one another’s run for office. Hasegawa will vie for a state senate seat. Virk will vie for Hasegawa’s vacated seat in the state’s House.
Part 1 of 2 in a series about the difficulties APIs face when it comes to sexual identity. By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Julz Ignacio, Queer Network Program coordinator at the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Safety Center, leads a queer 101 class where “What is gay?” or “What is transgender?” are some of […]
This week saw the one-year anniversary of the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that unleashed a tsunami and terrible devastation onto the Japan prefectures Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi. It was one of the top five most powerful earthquakes since modern record-keeping began in 1900. It is the most powerful, that we know of, to have ever hit […]