Samantha Pak

What happens when we believe | Windows and Mirrors

How an unlikely group of teenagers achieved success through the support of their community.

 

When we ban books | Windows and Mirrors

What message does it send when certain stories are censored?

 

This is the Eastside: Stories welcome | Windows and Mirrors

This new column will focus on highlighting the stories of the underrepresented populations on the Eastside.

 

The default in our own stories | Editorial

Senior editor Samantha Pak reflects on what representation in media means to her.

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Freedom to feel safe | Reporter’s Desk

Let’s not forget that July 4 is a day that celebrates the freedoms we have in this country.

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Janelle Monáe kicks off Dirty Computer Tour at Marymoor Park

The show also featured opener St. Beauty.

It could have been #MeToo | Editorial

Editor Samantha Pak reflects upon the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.

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Local gymnastics community calls for change in sport culture

As a young adult, “Amy” had received a number of professional massages. Her massage therapists had always been female and it wasn’t until she was… Continue reading

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Amy Zhao shows off two of her books. The 9-year-old has published four books following her fairy characters. Samantha Pak, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Young Kenmore author includes adventures and lessons in her stories

9-year-old Amy Zhao has published four books by the time she reached fourth grade.

Amy Zhao shows off two of her books. The 9-year-old has published four books following her fairy characters. Samantha Pak, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Bright Futures breakfast brings in $185,000 for LWTech

On Tuesday morning, students, staff and community supporters gathered at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland for the school’s annual Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast… Continue reading

Local women travel to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon

With so much hardship around the world, Esther Filip, Rachel Hile and Jessica Dahl wanted to do their part to help those in need. For… Continue reading

Overlake Transit Center parking lot closes for light rail construction

As part of construction of the East Link Light Rail extension, the Overlake Transit Center Park and Ride parking lot in Redmond will close on… Continue reading

It’s been real, it’s been good, Redmond | Reporter’s Notebook

When I first started at the Redmond Reporter, I admit, I didn’t know much about the city — or even the Eastside, for that matter.… Continue reading

Hopelink to break ground for Redmond Integrated Service Center

Since it was publicly launched in October 2016, Hopelink’s Campaign for Lasting Change will continue its mission to serve more people in the community with… Continue reading

Pressing the right buttons: Minuteman partners with nonprofits that help people

For the staff at Minuteman Press in downtown Redmond, business as usual is about more than just the bottom line. It’s about getting involved in… Continue reading

Redmond High’s Allenshipman earns full-ride military scholarship

With the cost of higher education showing no signs of becoming less expensive, it is not uncommon for college-bound students to apply for scholarships. This… Continue reading

Youngster aims to help fund brain cancer research in honor of her father

When Megan Lisk lost her father in January 2016, she turned to art as a way to deal with the loss. A few months following… Continue reading

City, businesses communicating as downtown Redmond construction projects continue

As public and private construction continues in downtown Redmond, business owners in the neighborhood have growing concerns about how these projects are affecting their businesses.… Continue reading

Newly formed Trilogy political groups march to urge President Trump to reveal his tax returns

Since the presidential election in November 2016, there have been protests and demonstrations held throughout the country for various reasons. This last weekend, was no… Continue reading

Downtown building renovation raises parking and traffic concerns

A building that has long been sitting empty in downtown Redmond is in the process of receiving a makeover. The property at 16390 Cleveland St.… Continue reading