Yik Yak complicates Model UN conference

By Colin Mo The technology that millennials use to pursue their desires improves over time, and the latest trend is for public anonymity, broadcasting the user’s thoughts to others nearby. Apps like Yik Yak, Kik, Snapchat, or WeChat are in vogue, parents are often clueless, and school supervisors are being trusted to know the territory. […]

Asians will pay to get into college

By Colin Mo There’s a phenomenon in the American college application system. Students will pay $20,000 or more for college consultants to help them navigate college applications and land a spot in their desired school, and it seems that these high-paying clients are primarily of Asian descent. The $20,000 price tag is for a full […]

Police and colleges assess the the emoji threat

By Colin Mo When it comes to the concept of “emoji” – ideograms and smileys used in electronic messaging and internet web pages – courts and law enforcement tend to take it very seriously. Recently, a 12-year-old girl was arrested for using emojis on a public Instagram post, prompting her school to call in law […]

Chinese community poll watchers trained for Tuesday primary

By Colin Mo Asian American organizations have stepped up their efforts to ensure that tomorrow’s Illinois primary runs smoothly for voters, especially those with language limitations. Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago  trained poll watchers Saturday both to ensure full voting rights for the Asian-American community and to hold the Chicago Board of Elections accountable by providing […]

Board of Elections addresses Chinese voter issues

By Colin Mo By the tenth day of early voting for Illinois’ March 15 primary, the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community alerted Chinese voters to possible election irregularities that might compromise the community’s vote. The alert came as part of voter information guides the CBCAC distributes before each election. The alert mentioned irregularities […]

Asian-Americans ask Obama to nominate one to Supreme Court

By Colin Mo As the nation waits for President Obama to send the Senate a list of nominees for the Supreme Court, Asian-American interest groups and organizations around the country want the President of the United States to know one thing: In the interest of diversity, they wish to see him include Asian-Americans in that […]

Korean-translated ballots are being readied for debut in March 15 Illinois primary

By Colin Mo When Cook County votes in the March 15 primary, Korean-Americans living in Cook County will for the first time have the option to use ballots that are translated into Korean, and the Chinese community is primed to help them with the transition. “The Chinese community stands by the Korean community, and we […]

Candidates take note, Asian-Americans care about gun control

By Colin Mo With gun control one of the hot button issues of the 2016 Presidential campaign, Asian-American voters could matter in unexpected ways. Recent studies show that Asian-Americans regard gun control as “important,” more so on average than other ethnicities. According to the Pew Research Center, the support for gun control generally surpassed the […]