By Nazry Bahrawi NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Twitter may have seen a mass exodus of critical voices protesting Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform, but if you value some of its thought-provoking, brazen takes, you might still chance upon a gem or two. This was my experience in early May as I stumbled across the tweet […]
UW Tateuchi East Asia Library faces upheaval — 1,500 sign petition opposing changes
Yuki Shiotani was the star of his high school. He led the fight song, wearing white gloves and twirling his arms around, as his upper lip twitched back in a smile.
UW Quad cherry blooms
The sunny weather brought many worshippers of the flowering cherry trees to the University of Washington Quad.
UW dental students receive prestigious scholarships
Two University of Washington (UW) dental students recently were awarded prestigious scholarships from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).
22nd annual MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast
The Hon. Lloyd Hara and Rep. Jim McDermott were honored at the University of Washington (UW) Multicultural Alumni Partnership’s (MAP) Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Oct. 22. McDermott received the 2016 MAP Samuel E. Kelly Award for his work in supporting vulnerable populations. Hara was given the 2016 MAP Distinguished Alumni Award. Also honored were […]
Widespread tuition scam defrauds over 90 Chinese international UW students
Kevin Yin began receiving inquiries from several University of Washington (UW) students in May about whether an ad offering a 5 percent discount off their tuition was legitimate.
Childhood friends rally around Vietnam vet
By Jane McKinley-Chinn Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly Ken Fugami, 73, is an Army Vietnam veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange, a toxic chemical used to defoliate forest areas that might conceal the enemy. After his military service, he developed narcolepsy, which he suspects was the result of Agent Orange. The condition gradually […]
Newly elected SeaTac City council member ready for real work to begin
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Peter Kwon has taken over 100 meetings since he became an official member of the SeaTac City Council this past January. A newcomer to politics, Kwon is learning the ropes of the political process during his first term. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved with his parents to […]
Asian American theater company featured by UW
On Feb. 8, the Northwest Asian American Theatre (NWAAT) was honored by the University of Washington School of Drama during part of their 75th anniversary celebration, Seattle Theatres Lost and Found, honoring theater companies no longer up and running. The evening included excerpt readings from “The Wash” by Philip Kan Gotanda, “Miss Minidoka 1943” by […]
CulturalFest brings 35 countries to Seattle
On Feb. 12, University of Washington (UW) student volunteers presented 40 booths at the CulturalFest International Expo featuring more than 35 different countries, regions, and cultures. The event was held in the Husky Union Building ballroom at the UW. Produced by the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS), the event draws nearly 2,000 visitors. […]
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