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AMAZIAN Jr. Explains What’s Happening In Egypt

February 8th, 2011 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

Nina is a little girl growing up in Japan who somehow has a pretty firm grasp of what’s going on between the President and the “No Money Persons” in Egypt:

[via HuffPo]

For more videos of Nina on less political topics, go to her YouTube channel here.

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Quotasian of the Day

September 25th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

From a recent Dallas Morning News story about white, Latino, and black parents sending their children to Chinese school:

And Jamal Abu, a black student at Dallas Chinese School, started taking algebra classes there after his mother determined he needed extra help. Jamal, a freshman at John Horn High School in Mesquite, said he’s performing better as a result of his weekend classes.

And it doesn’t feel weird to be a non-Asian at Dallas Chinese School, he said.

“There’s no stereotype, as long as you just don’t be making fun of Chinese people, because Chinese people are kinda cool,” said Jamal, 14.

Somebody give this kid a TV network to run.


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September 22nd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: William Yuan

Hails from: Portland, Oregon

Occupation: Student (More accurately, 7th grader)

Known for: improving and developing the technology of a three-dimensional solar cell that absorbs both UV and visible light, perhaps taking an integral step towards greater cell efficiency. As a result of this project, the Davidson Institute for Talent Developmentmade him a fellow (an honor typically given to graduate-level researchers) and garnered him both a $25k scholarship and a trip to the Library of Congress to receive the award.

Jen and I often brag about being 12-year-old geniuses, but uh, compared to William, we might as well have been dropping acid and getting groped in the girls’ bathroom throughout our junior high careers. He rules!

Thanks, Julia!

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