JULY 2018
www.asianwisconzine.com
Vol. XIV  No. 7
Preserving our past while building for our future
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Editor's Corner
OVER A CUP OF TEA
working with youth to promote academic achievement. PASS members
provide literacy tutoring, run youth development programs during after-school
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available in Madison and surrounding communities. PASS offers extensive
professional development training and an excellent opportunity to build your
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resident, have a high school diploma or GED and pass a criminal background
check. PASS AmeriCorps members receive a bi-weekly living allowance,
health insurance (full-time only), and receive an education award after
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Grant funding for Partners to After School Success is provided by Serve
Wisconsin through the Corporation for National and Community Service. It is
against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from
the Corporation for National Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation or
religion. It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization
that, files a complaint about such discrimination.
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2018 OUTSTANDING ASIAN AMERICAN HIGH
SCHOOL GRADUATES IN MADISON &
NEIGHBORING AREAS
(Part 1)
Editor's Note: Each year, Asian Wisconzine's sister publication, The Capital
City Hues, publishes a Row of Excellence, featuring students of color who
graduated with a GPA of 3 and above. We selected from the batch the Asian
American students featured in this Row of Excellence. We thank  publisher &
editor Jonathan Gramling for this special feature!
DEFOREST HIGH SCHOOL
Melissa Xiong has shown concern for fellow students and
community while remaining academically competitive at
Deforest High. Melissa has competed in #2 doubles with her
sister Diana on the varsity tennis team. She has been
president of the Leo Club, a Norski Mentor, and completed
a youth apprenticeship as a CNA at Fountainhead Home.
She was also active with the MCC Club and the Spanish
Club. In her free time, Melissa helped out at The River
Pantry, was involved in Leo Club volunteer activities and
helped raise money for the Girl’s Mentoring Service.
Melissa received the 2018 Best Sportsmanship and 2017 Most Potential honors
from the varsity tennis team. Melissa’s efforts won her a Lions Club scholarship.
EAST HIGH SCHOOL
Angelie Her has been very involved and creative during
her East High career. Angelie is co-chair and founder of the
K-Pop Club. She has also been engaged in MSCR clubs like
anime club, hip-hop movement and volleyball. Angelie has
also been active with Level Up and the Equity Leadership
Council and has further developed her leadership skills on
the student congress. Angelie has volunteered at Brat Fest,
gift wrapping at the mall, Information Technology
Academy events, student council and MSCR events. Angelie
was honored at the Level Up Mentor Achievement Night
and received a world languages honor award as well as a MSCR recognition award.
This fall, Angelie will begin her collegiate career in the liberal arts transfer

program at Madison College.
This is the only photo my siblings and I ever had
with my father (circa 1968). By this time, my mother
had immigrated to the United States and I was
beginning my first year in college.
Thoughts about
an absentee
father
On Father’s Day recently, I
was feeling down.
Perhaps many of you who
grew up without a father
felt the same way as I did.
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A National Honor Society member, Mai Ya Her has been on a college track throughout her
college career. Mai has been preparing for college through the UW PEOPLE Program. She
has been involved in the K-Pop Club, MSCR volleyball, Mindfulness Monday, Indigenous
Roots and Soulful Production. She has helped other students through Level Up. Mai also
enjoys sharing tradition Hmong dance performances with different grade levels throughout
the district. She also completed a UW Hospital internship. Mai has been on the honor roll
and received a honor cord. She will be studying nursing at UW-Madison this fall.
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Paul Kusuda's Column (A Repost)
Race & Ethnicity
52 Harms in 52 Weeks: How the Trump
Administration Hurt Communities of
Color in 2017
By Danyelle Solomon and Connor Maxwell

DACA
DACAmented Law Students and
Lawyers in the Trump Era
By Raquel Muñiz, Mara Zrzavy, and
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
Getty/Joe Raedle
People protest the separation of children from their
parents in front of the El Paso Processing Center, June 19,
2018.
Getty/Melina Mara
Students from across the Washington, D.C.,
area filled the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol
demanding congressional action concerning gun
violence, March 2018.

Gun Violence Prevention
America’s Youth Under Fire The
Devastating Impact of Gun Violence
on Young People
By Chelsea Parsons, Maggie Thompson,
Eugenio Weigend Vargas, and Giovanni
Rocco
Walker Tried to Kneecap the
Department of Natural Resources
From Wisconsin League of Conservation
Voters
MADISON – As part of its Field Guide to Taking
Back Wisconsin campaign, Wisconsin League of
Conservation Voters released its third entry in its
Walker’s Wisconsin series recently. The series
recounts Gov. Scott Walker’s extreme anti-
conservation agenda and outlines just how far he’s
taken our state, once considered a conservation
model, to somewhere that’s hardly recognizable.
Wisconsin Rallies to Stop the
Indefinite Imprisonment of Families
& Abolish ICE
From Voces de la Frontera

Milwaukee – On Thursday, June 21st, hundreds of
immigrant community members and supporters
rallied outside the Milwaukee office of Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to protest
President Trump's Executive Order from
Wednesday ordering the indefinite imprisonment of
families in internment camps and to call for the
abolition of ICE.
CAPAC Members Denounce
Department of Commerce’s Decision to
Appeal Decision in Sherry Chen Case
Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific
American Caucus (CAPAC) statements in
response to the Department of Commerce’s
decision to appeal a recent U.S. Merit Systems
Protection Board (MSPB) ruling in favor of
Chinese American hydrologist Sherry Chen, who
was terminated from her position with the National
Weather Service in 2016 after being falsely accused
of committing espionage.