Asian Americans

Back row, from left: Dana Igo, Lauren Carter, Rich Fahey, Professor Kimberley Mangun, and Chloe Nguyen. Front row, from left: Kendra Wilmarth, Karen Holt Bennion, Shaantai Leary, and Tauna Lynne Price. Photo by Hilary Utley.

Students covered Asian Americans in Utah during fall semester 2010. Their wide-ranging stories included features about people, restaurants and a proposed Chinatown in South Salt Lake; a piece about Chinese-language instruction in Utah high schools; a story about gay bullying; and a feature about the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple.

Student-journalists were: Karen Holt Bennion; Lauren Carter; Rich Fahey; Dana Igo; Shaantai Leary; Chloe Nguyen; Tauna Lynne Price; and Kendra Wilmarth.

Find links to their stories and read their blogs and bios by clicking on a name above, or by selecting Blogs & Bios from the drop-down box, at left. Stories also can be located by clicking on a Tag or selecting a topic such as Education from the Categories box.

Multimedia storytelling (best viewed in full-screen mode, and use the slideshow controls, rather than the green buttons that appear on the screen):

  • View a slideshow of Soben Huon, Miss Utah 2006, the pageant’s first minority winner
  • Experience Kyoto Japanese Restaurant through a slideshow
  • View a slideshow of Lượm Làm’s memories as she talks about her tough past
  • Experience the atmosphere of Yellowfinn and The Flying Sumo
  • Visit the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple
  • Tour the Sparkling Spa & Nails salon in Centerville
  • Watch Jerry Rapier direct a play reading for the 2010-2011 season of Plan-B Theatre Co.
  • Catch a glimpse of Jim Groethe teaching Chinese at Bingham High School
  • Read the proposal plan for South Salt Lake City’s new Chinatown
  • Take a tour of the Khadeeja Islamic Center
  • Get a glimpse of Likha’s traditional dance costumes
  • Listen to Shelley Huang talk about Bingham High’s Chinese Club
  • Listen to Jennifer Freed talk about Jerry Rapier, director of Plan-B Theatre Co.
  • Watch a mini-documentary about the former Japantown in Ogden
  • See Kenshin Taiko in performance at Utah Valley University

STUDENTS ALSO COVERED Asian Americans in Utah during spring semester 2010. Their stories included a profile of a Chinese woman who was persecuted because she practices Falun Gong; a piece about the Global Artisans project; and an article about the annual Festival of Colors, or Holi Festival.

Student-journalists were: Keith R. Araneo-YowellAndreas Rivera, and Emily Rodriguez-Vargas.

Find links to their stories and read their blogs and bios by clicking on a name above, or by selecting Blogs & Bios from the drop-down box, at left. Stories also can be located by clicking on a Tag or selecting a topic such as Education from the Categories box.

Multimedia storytelling (best viewed in full-screen mode, and use the slideshow controls, rather than the green buttons that appear on the screen):

  • Watch Asian Students in Utah, a mini-documentary by Andreas Rivera and Emily Rodriguez-Vargas
  • Virtually attend the 2010 Festival of Colors
  • View a slideshow that features images of octopi