By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When University of Washington (UW) President Michael Young met with representatives of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, he brought good news.
UW President will address recruiter position controversy
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When students and members of the Asian community learned that the University of Washington (UW) was discontinuing the Southeast Asian Student Recruiter position, they were in disbelief.
Let’s talk about Asian American and Pacif ic Islander mental health
By Michael Itti and Diane Narasaki For Northwest Asian Weekly One in five adults in America experiences depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness in the course of a year. Whether it is a friend, a colleague, or a family member, someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder.
Nonpermanent residents — Part 1 of a three-part series on Cambodian men who are facing deportation for crimes committed when young
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “I burglarized a gas station. I was young, naïve. I just — wasn’t thinking,” said Ram Son, a Cambodian man who lives in South Seattle. <!–more–> Son’s parents fled Cambodia’s killing fields and the genocidal Khmer Rouge. He was 7 years old when their family arrived in a Thai […]
APIs are generally a healthy bunch
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Basically, you’re as healthy as you can afford to be.<!–more–> Like every subgroup, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have health concerns specific to them, often connected to immigrant or refugee status, income, access to health care, and, of course, genetics. Some of the most noticeable health issues for the […]
Genetic mutation in some Southeast Asians may hold key to preventing damage from infection — UW Medicine looking for participants for medical study on inflammation
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly A genetic mutation that prevents inflammation present in some Southeast Asians may hold the key to treating a deadly disease, but more research is needed according to researchers at the University of Washington.
Youthful voice: “Grossly delicious”
Dinner is served, and sea cucumber is the main course. You’re probably not thinking, “Mmm, delicious!” because, at least on first sight, this reddish, slug-like sea creature just does not look appetizing. However, it is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine. Asia is where you can find some of the most exotic foods in the world, ranging from deep fried grasshoppers to Indonesian bats …
Non-Latino immigrants less worried about Alabama law
By Kate Brumback The Associated Press BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s tough new law targeting illegal immigrants has provoked concern among Latinos — even causing some to leave the state — but members of other immigrant groups appear to be less worried.
SYLP: Too Asian?
Asian American students are often labeled as the model minority because of their high rates of success throughout schools in America.
SYLP: Asian American cancer rates explode
While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, cancer has been the number one killer of Asian American women since 1980. Some staggering statistics show that the Japanese have the highest incidences of colorectal cancer, female breast cancer, and uterine cancer among all Asian subgroups.