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Fish for the American Dream: Vietnamese American family shares the ohana spirit with Seattle at GoPoké

Fish for the American Dream: Vietnamese American family shares the ohana spirit with Seattle at GoPoké

Rhea Panela January 19, 2017 0

After almost two months of fighting to acquire the vacant space across from Hing Hay Park, six months of construction, and a little help from their wives for the interior design, GoPoké opened its

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Life comes full circle for new API Chaya director, Joanne Alcantara

Life comes full circle for new API Chaya director, Joanne Alcantara

Rhea Panela December 9, 2016 0

Joanne Alcantara’s passion for community organizing and advocating for social justice started early in her life. When she was four years old, Alcantara and her family moved to the United States from Davao City,

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A post-election letter from Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Director Cuc Vu

A post-election letter from Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Director Cuc Vu

Rhea Panela November 9, 2016 0

The following is an open letter from Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Director Cuc Vu: “Today, many immigrants and refugees across this city and across this nation woke up to an uncertain

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Video: A chat with Seattle’s Chinatown Voters at Hing Hay Park

Video: A chat with Seattle’s Chinatown Voters at Hing Hay Park

Rhea Panela November 8, 2016 0

International Examiner's digital media team Rhea Panela and Anakin Fung caught up with a few voters in the International District's Hing Hay Park to talk about the presidential election and how they voted

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First Filipina/Pacific Islander UW student body president aims to raise AAPI voices

First Filipina/Pacific Islander UW student body president aims to raise AAPI voices

Rhea Panela October 24, 2016 0

Daniele Meñez, a senior at the University of Washington, is juggling a full schedule this school year as the newly elected president of Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW). Meñez has a

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City Council approves Green Pathways resolution

City Council approves Green Pathways resolution

Rhea Panela October 20, 2016 0

On Monday, October 3, Seattle City Council unanimously passed the “Green Pathways” resolution proposed by Got Green to help recruit young people of color in green careers and build better access to resources like

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How older generations are adjusting to the digital age

How older generations are adjusting to the digital age

Rhea Panela September 16, 2016 0

In a society where scrolling down on tablets, doing work on laptops, playing video-games, and communicating on cell phones are now a pastime for most people, it’s hard to imagine spending time doing activities

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Youth Media Program provides students with technology training

Youth Media Program provides students with technology training

Rhea Panela September 16, 2016 0

Young people spend a lot of time on their phones and computers, which is why one program used their interests in digital media to teach them how to foster their creativity and work toward

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Hura•iti Mana brings Polynesian dance to Seattle

Hura•iti Mana brings Polynesian dance to Seattle

Rhea Panela August 7, 2016 0

Rayann “Ray” Onzuka is a Polynesian dancer in Seattle originally from Hawai‘i with a culturally diverse background—her  mother is Native Hawaiian, Chinese, and Black, and her father is Japanese. When teaching Polynesian dance, Onzuka

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Q&A: Kyu Lee, the UW graduate who made “Gangnam Style” famous

Q&A: Kyu Lee, the UW graduate who made “Gangnam Style” famous

Rhea Panela July 15, 2016 0

Kyu Lee, a Korean American from Mercer Island, took the world by storm when he introduced K-Pop star PSY to Scooter Braun, the talent manager of Justin Bieber and the British-Irish band The Wanted.

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