Trying to get into school? Asian American applicants applying for college appear to be admitted at a lower rate than White, Black, or Latino peers with comparable quantitative scores. This is according to Princeton researcher Thomas J. Espenshade who compiled GPA and SAT test scores for selective private institutions of higher education, and compared them […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly When I tell people that I cook for a living, I get, on multiple occasions, “Do you make sushi?” or “Do you
By The Anh Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly What does the word “college” mean to a former refugee?
By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — In a first, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, reflecting sweeping changes by race and class among young people.
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.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Throughout the year, we encounter some news stories that make us go, HUH? <!–more–> These are stories that are strange, weird, unique — or just really funny. 10. Barbie too sexy for China? In March, the Barbie store in Shanghai shut down after only two years in business. Critics […]
By Jesse Washington The Associated Press Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when applying to Harvard, Olmstead checked only one box for her race: white.
Meet Clara Lam, a senior at Shorewood High School, who excels in academics and sports. Aside from playing tennis and badminton, she is the captain of her drill team.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new memoir of tough parenting, Chinese style, from a self-proclaimed tiger mother has unleashed a ferocious roar.
We are in school for all the wrong reasons.