Mercer Island High School junior Subhadra Vadlamannati has been named the winner of the Congressional App Challenge for Washington’s 9th District for her app EduLang, a multilingual library app which bridges the language gap through storytelling. The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to learn how to […]
Tow-Yick is superintendent of Issaquah schools
Heather Tow-Yick completed her first 100 days as superintendent of Issaquah School District on Dec. 1. During that time, she met with 125 students, over 100 family and community members, every operational school and program site, met staff and over 50 administrators, Her goals moving forward are to increase and foster equity, inclusion, and access; […]
Sheng Thao makes history as Oakland mayor
Sheng Thao has been elected as the next mayor of Oakland, California. She is the first Hmong American woman to lead a major U.S. city, the youngest Oakland mayor in 75 years and the first renter to hold the position. The daughter of of refugees who fled Laos during a genocide, Thao was born and […]
Last month, International Community Health Services (ICHS) raised $78,000 at its ICHS Rooted: 2022 Community Celebration to continue to provide all-inclusive senior care through our Healthy Aging and Wellness Program. ICHS provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health and wellness services and promotes health equity for all.
‘Squid Game’ actor indicted over indecent assault charges
Award-winning “Squid Game” actor Oh Young-soo will stand trial on charges of indecent assault after a woman accused him of inappropriately touching her in 2017, a South Korean court said.
Adultery a punishable offense in Indonesia’s criminal code
Indonesia’s Parliament has passed a long-awaited and controversial revision of its penal code that criminalizes extramarital sex and applies to citizens and visiting foreigners alike. A parliamentary taskforce finalized the bill in November and lawmakers unanimously approved it this week.
US Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura dies at 97
Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants who was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for holding off an attack to allow an American squad to withdraw during the Korean War, has died.
China fines former NBA star Lin over quarantine comments
Former NBA star Jeremy Lin, who plays for a Chinese team, was fined 10,000 yuan ($1,400) for criticizing quarantine facilities, China’s professional league and a Dec. 2 news report said, as the government tries to stop protests against anti-virus controls that are among the world’s most stringent.
Making art out of science
Lights! Camera! Action! The music begins and the dance troupe get into their rhythmic motions. But wait a minute—there’s more than just dance that is on display. They are doing something unique. While one group is able to magically sort numbers during their dance, the other group’s costumes light up and synchronize to the music!
“The Nutcracker” at PNB is a chance for representation & community
When Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) first came to his school when he was in the third grade, Zeheng Huang didn’t know what kind of dancing they did.