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America is My Home: Ryan Catabay

Bao H. Nguyen June 2, 2011 Comments Off on America is My Home: Ryan Catabay

Ryan Catabay – IE Graphic Designer/Creative Director – The son of immigrants becomes a modern designer. “My last real job was working at Kinko’s, and before that I was working at McDonald’s. Technically, I

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Sell Out or Sold Out?

Bao H. Nguyen May 18, 2011 4

In an industry where the formula for success is uncertain, Asian musicians/artists must carve their own path and make tough decisions.

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The Stigma of Korean Adoption

Bao H. Nguyen May 4, 2011 3

Although a stigma for many in the Korean community, ethnic adoption for one Redmond family meant breaking the barrier for love

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Homestay Horizons

Bao H. Nguyen April 20, 2011 Comments Off on Homestay Horizons

Many international students rely on hosting programs, allowing them a sense of home during their studies and exposure to an American culture. But for some, the definition of an “American” family — whom many

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Marrying Against All Odds

Bao H. Nguyen March 16, 2011 1

The current debate on same-sex marriages mirrors the familiar bygone issue of interracial marriages – a conflict in recent memory known as miscegenation

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Local Art Gallery Owner and Family Adopts Three Mixed Vietnamese Siblings From Ukraine

Local Art Gallery Owner and Family Adopts Three Mixed Vietnamese Siblings From Ukraine

Bao H. Nguyen March 2, 2011 Comments Off on Local Art Gallery Owner and Family Adopts Three Mixed Vietnamese Siblings From Ukraine

The “melting pot” in Cora Edmonds’ West Seattle home is not what’s sitting on the stove but is rather a metaphor for every facet of her life. From her career as a cultural photographer

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40 Years Later: The First Asian-Led Demonstration in Seattle

Bao H. Nguyen February 16, 2011 Comments Off on 40 Years Later: The First Asian-Led Demonstration in Seattle

“What do we want? Asians NOW!” The chant echoed throughout Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) as a crowd several hundred strong marched on campus and closed down the administrative offices. It was 1971. Chains

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Lion Dancing: An Ancient Art Form

Bao H. Nguyen February 2, 2011 Comments Off on Lion Dancing: An Ancient Art Form

For nearly two thousand years, one of the most iconic symbols of Lunar New Year has been the lion dance. The belief that it brings blessings of luck, prosperity and happiness also makes this

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Shoreline Community College and Vietnam’s “Auto”-Matic Partnership

Bao H. Nguyen January 19, 2011 Comments Off on Shoreline Community College and Vietnam’s “Auto”-Matic Partnership

Even though most people in Vietnam don’t have garages, cars are coming off the dealerships faster than you can say VROOM! In the past few years, economic development has been rapid, the young population

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Gregoire’s Budget Cuts Impact Minorities and the Low-Income

Bao H. Nguyen January 5, 2011 Comments Off on Gregoire’s Budget Cuts Impact Minorities and the Low-Income

If Christine Gregoire were Santa Claus, the state of Washington has been very naughty indeed. When the governor released her proposed budget for the 2011-2013 biennium in December, a collective groan could be heard

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