Audrey Chen, a 17-year-old senior at Interlake High School in Redmond, recently became a national finalist for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Strings Competition. To qualify for the competition in Chicago, Chen first competed at the state level and then in the Pacific Northwest division. She competed with fellow cellists, as well as […]
2014 Olympics wrap-up — Final report from Sochi
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the third and final Winter Olympics report from Sochi, Russia. We wrap up the final events that occurred during the week, including a disputed upset in one of the marquee events of the Winter Olympics. Controversy surrounds silver for South Korea’s Kim Yu-na 17-year-old Russian figure skater […]
Winter Olympics Report — Part 2
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the second week of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. We take a look at the medals won by Asian countries and U.S. Asian Pacific Islander athletes. Notably, the young and old are doing well. Japan wins figure skating gold 19-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu scored an upset in […]
Winter Olympics Report — Get an update on Asian athletes in Sochi
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It’s the first week of the Olympics and here is a brief breakdown of a few Asian athletes at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Celski falls short of medal in first event J.R. Celski had the gold in his grasp, and then one move caused him to lose […]
Skating body picks Ashley Wagner for Sochi Olympics, snubs Mirai Nagasu
BOSTON (AP) – Two-time national champion Ashley Wagner is in, heading to her first Olympics even after a performance at the U.S. Championships she described as a “tearful little wimp out on the ice.” Mirai Nagasu, who finished fourth at the Vancouver Games, is out, left off the squad despite finishing ahead of Wagner at […]
Super smog hits north China city; flights canceled
By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season.
Show contrasts Lu Yansheng with Chinese American art
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Observations From The New Gold Mountain,” the new exhibit at the Kirkland Arts Center, contrasts the work of celebrated Chinese painter Lu Yansheng with works from local Chinese American artists. The idea was conceived by curator Cheryll Leo-Gwin.
21 new American citizens naturalized at ReWA event
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Twenty-one new United States citizens, 19 of them women, were naturalized on Aug. 26 at a ceremony hosted by the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. Seven of the new citizens came to the United States as refugees.
The Layup Drill — Asians represent in the ring, on the screen, and abroad
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. It’s the dog days of summer, and we’re going to take a look at the return of Michelle Kwan, the Korean Zombie, a female MMA’s YouTube KO and the ups and downs of women golfers.
Donald Hellmann — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient
This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly Donald Hellmann was a fresh-faced graduate from Princeton University when he was drafted and sent to Korea in the mid 1950s. When returned to the United States a few years […]
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