It was homecoming dance at Roosevelt High School, and the Roosevelt football team had just been crushed. As it started getting late, the energy sunk even lower. People were mostly slow dancing; it was all Taylor Swift at that point.
Just then, a familiar tune started to play. The thinning crowd began to roar. A spotlight came on. As the first lyrics of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" shook the room, a skinny kid with short brown hair and a sparkly glove began to dance.
Marcie Sillman talks with journalist and writer Charles Mudede about his suggestions for books to read before the summer ends: "The Ameoba in the Room," by Nicholas Money; "Willing Slaves of Capital," by Frederic Lordon; and the short stories of G.K. Chesterton.
It was the first day of freshman year at Rainier Beach High School and everyone had first day jitters. The first period bell rang: computer science class. It wasn't a good experience for 16-year-old Ifrah Abshir.
"I could never get it right," Abshir said. "Everything just kept crashing. Nothing worked, and I got mad, and I'm short tempered!"
Ross Reynolds speaks with Sarah Tran, director of development at the Vietnamese Friendship Association, about the organization's programs to tutor immigrant parents and students in the skills they need to get through high school.
This fall, Seattle voters will choose between two early childhood education ballot initiatives. If you want to weigh in on the issue, you'll have to pick a favorite – even if you want neither to pass. KUOW Education Reporter Ann Dornfeld gives us the latest on the two competing ballot initiatives .
VincenteRafael is a professor of history at the University of Washington, specializing in Philippine history, colonialism and nationalism. RadioActive youth reporter Maria Caoagdan interviewed Rafael for her story exploring Filipino supernatural creatures.
What if you grew up being told that the monster under your bed is real? Seattle is home to a large Filipino Community, and in the Philippines, superstitions and the existence of supernatural creatures are firmly believed. RadioActive's Maria Delmar Caoagdan was born there, and tells us what it's like.
In my family, whenever we walk through the woods, we say the phrase "tabi tabi po." Why? I don't know.
As a child, I did whatever my family told me and believed whatever they said. Occasionally, I'd also watch horror films that introduced me to Filipino mythological creatures. But after hearing my family's own paranormal encounters, I began to wonder if those myths really have some elements of truth.
Ross Reynolds talks with Amin Ghaziani, an associate professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia and author of "There Goes the Gayborhood?".
Capitol Hill is known as the center of Seattle gay culture, but according to the U.S. Census, the amount of same-sex couples in Capitol Hill's Broadway district has decreased from 5 percent to 1.6 percent since 2000. Why are the gays leaving?