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Jun 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Family of Missing Chinese Student Makes Desperate Plea in Chicago’s Chinatown

posted by Randall

 Ying-Ying Zhang  Aunt

The aunt of missing student Yingying Zhang holds back tears at a candlelight vigil

The family of YingYing Zhang held a candlelight vigil in Chicago’s Chinatown Saturday night, reports NBC Chicago.
The scholar from China who attended the University of Illinois has not been seen since June 9.
The FBI believes … Read more


Jun 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

US Colleges Experience Sharp Decline in Applications From International Students

posted by Olivia Wolf

international studentsApproximately 40 percent of US colleges predict a decline in international students for the Fall 2017 term, reports The Economic Times.

Many of these missing applications are from Middle East and Muslim countries. There are also fewer students applying from India and China, which together produce half of the international students in the US, … Read more


Jun 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

92-year-old woman granted high school diploma 74 years after Japanese incarceration

posted by Olivia Wolf
Tule Lake Jail

Tule Lake

In 1943, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was sent to a Japanese incarceration camp in California at the age of 17—right before her graduation from Vashon Island High School, reports K5. On Saturday, 74 years later, the high school finally issued her a diploma.

Matsuda Gruenewald was a high achieving student and a member … Read more

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New School to be Named after Indian American Astronaut
Jun 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New School to be Named after Indian American Astronaut

posted by Randall

Astronaut and world record holder Sunita Williams will have a new school named after her in her hometown.

The Wicked Local reports the school board in Needham, Massachusetts unanimously voted to name the new school after the Indian American and 1983 graduate of Needham High.

Williams holds the record for most time spacewalking-50 hours and … Read more


Jun 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Visiting Chinese Scholar Missing in Illinois

posted by Randall

Yingying ZhangThe FBI is assisting in the search for a missing visiting professor from China last seen on Friday, June 9, reports the  Chicago Tribune.

Security footage shows Yingying Zhang, 26, getting into a black Saturn Astra near the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana campus. She got in after talking to the driver for several minutes. Zhang … Read more

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Jun 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asians Applying to Ivy League Schools Advised to Appear ‘Less Asian’

posted by Nicole Ki

Harvard Librrary

As the summer rolls in, so do SAT and ACT prep classes for many high school students. College campus tours, long road trips, and the pressure of taking the SAT and ACT mark the start of the college search.

For those high-achieving Asian Americans pursuing Ivy League and other elite university, the path may be … Read more


Jun 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Hmong American Studies Expanded in Wisconsin

posted by Randall

University of Wisconsin La CrosseAfter persistent lobbying from students, the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse will launch a certificate program in Hmong American Studies in the fall, reports the La Crosse Tribune.

The move at the public university is significant given the large Hmong American population in the state. As of 2010, there were about 50,000 Hmong Americans … Read more

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Jun 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

YouTuber Ryan Higa Shares His Secrets

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Ryan HigaBy Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

I’ll say it here.

What CAN’T Ryan Higa do?

My friend brought me to YouTube around 3rd or 4th grade, revealing a world of banana videos and unicorns and parodies… so many parodies. YouTube has been a great source of fun, befuddlement, and a producer of our favorite … Read more


Jun 10, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Young Asian American Student Harassed by Racists

posted by Randall
Police at Portland Middle School

Police increase patrols near a Portland, Oregon middle school

A school principal confirms an Asian American middle school student was racially harassed by several men in a neighborhood plastered with flyers from White supremacists.

It happened in Portland, Oregon near Hosford Middle School, reports Raw Story.

Oregon Live reports several students witnessed the incident.… Read more

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Jun 4, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Students Use 3D Printer to Make Prosthetic Hand for 1st Grader

posted by Randall
Josh Shanks

Josh Shanks loves Spiderman

First grader Josh Shanks has received a gift from fellow students that will change his life, reports ABC13.

Mehkhi Blue and his fellow fifth graders at Lakeshore Elementary in Humble, Texas were asked to come up with a class project after receiving a tutorial on building a prosthetic using a … Read more


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