In 2005, about 30 young artists gathered in the basement of a Seattle home. They shared a vision of starting a more positive hip-hop scene for young people—wanting a scene with more purpose than what was there at the time.
After over two years of going dark, in theater terms closing for business, the Denise Louie Education Center held its first in-person gala since October 2019 on June 4—almost 1,000 days apart.
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly When Ted Yamamura asked Vanna Novak if she wanted to start a nonprofit to train Japanese American professionals, she prayed she would have the strength to refuse. “Please, please, let me have the strength to say no,” she remembered. “That’s what I was thinking. What I heard me say […]
Seattle Colleges (SC) Chancellor Shouan Pan announced on May 12 that he will leave his post on Aug. 1—two years before his contract is up in 2024. The college system’s board of trustees voted to terminate the contract early in agreement with Pan, who shared in March that he’d begun seeking jobs elsewhere. He was […]
“At least 80% of the work that goes into college apps is already done before your senior year. Writing the college application is about just compiling that work into something that another person can understand.”
— Delaynie McMillan, class of 2022
“My mental health took a hit, like lots of my classmates,” says Emilea Okayasu, a high school senior at University High School in Fresno, California. “I was isolated, so my junior year was largely me just cooped up in my room being confused and stressed about what I was going to do for the next four years.”
Right below a photo of him in military fatigues holding an automatic weapon is a caption that he served in Korea “circa 1994.”
The Denise Louie Education Center in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, Mayor Bruce Harrell, and Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) Director Dwane Chappelle announced the opening of Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) applications for the 2022-2023 school year on March 15.
Higher education, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and racist violence of 2020 and 2021, was the topic of discussion at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC). Co-chairs Erin Okuno and Michael Itti facilitated, while Dr. Mia Tuan, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington (UW), and Dr. Shouan Pan, Appointed Chancellor of Seattle Colleges,
Despite having a full year of virtual learning, the Chinatown-International District’s Summit Sierra charter school provided the necessary resources for their students to succeed and graduated their third senior class.