Gun Culture Shock: The Seattle Pacific University Shooting Shook My Belief in America

It has been over two years since Paul’s life was taken. Two years of wondering, of sorting through my feelings. But here I am, in a courtroom, sitting less than thirty feet away from the man who killed my friend. I didn’t want to relive that awful day, but I also wanted to face him, Paul’s shooter. As I look at the back of his head, his black hair like Paul’s, I’m overcome by anger and have to leave the room….

Read here: http://bit.ly/2h863km



From China to America: Bridging Cultures With Music

When Shirley Wang plucks the 21 multi-colored strings of her guzheng in front of an audience in Seattle, she hopes its soothing sounds will transport them to the ancient Chinese stories from which the songs originate. The guzheng, a member of the zither family, has a 2,500-year history…

Read more: http://bit.ly/2nkLmDC





Students voice opinions

In light of controversial election results, campus speaks out

Dozens of Seattle Pacific students gathered in Tiffany Loop on Monday at noon to stand in solidarity after the controversial presidential election results. There, students shared frustrations, chanted rally cries and displayed handmade signs…..

Read: http://www.thefalcononline.com/2016/11/students-voice-opinions/



Phone case to prevent date rape

SafeCase wins first place of University Venture division

The Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch program awarded SPU sophomores Annie Roethe, Paige Shivel, Luke Postma, Lindsey Stover and Garrhett Petrea, first place of SVP’s University Venture division with $2,500 for their idea, “SafeCase,” at the final showdown at McCaw Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 25…..

Read: http://www.thefalcononline.com/2016/11/phone-case-to-prevent-date-rape/



Seeking justice through prayer

Jeung points audience to God for hope

Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University Russell Jeung, moved to the most robbed neighborhood in Oakland, California, nicknamed “Murder-Dubs” in the early 1990s to work with the Christian Community Development Association….

Read: http://www.thefalcononline.com/2016/10/seeking-justice-through-prayer/



Run builds community

SPU holds second annual Hues of SPU Run

Students, staff and faculty members took their marks in white T-shirts and colorful headbands at the starting line in Tiffany Loop on Friday, Sept. 30 for the Hues of SPU run, SPU’s version of a color run…..

Read: http://www.thefalcononline.com/2016/10/run-builds-community/






Chinese investors favor Las Vegas real estate

Nevada is becoming an attractive place for Chinese investors to park their money. Some real estate professionals expect a trend to bring more jobs and economic growth to Las Vegas in the next 10 to 20 years….

Read: http://voices.aaja.org/2016/08/13/chinese-investors-favor-las-vegas-real-estate/


VOICES print edition: http://voices.aaja.org/content/2016/voices2016.pdf


picture-11Radio Script

During my internship at KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, one of my daily assignments was rewriting radio scripts from press releases. You can check out my examples here.