Stutterer Finds Her Voice Via YouTube

New America Media, Commentary, Eming Piansay, Posted: Oct 23, 2011

I used to think the universe had a vendetta against me. While born with the wonderful ability to write at a young age, I had been cursed with the inability to speak.




Saying Goodbye to Harry Potter, and to Childhood

New America Media, Commentary, Eming Piansay, Posted: Jul 15, 2011

For the first time, a young generation is confronted with life -- without Harry Potter.




"American Teacher": Overworked, Underpaid, and Under Seige

New America Media, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: May 04, 2011

The new documentary American Teacher, which had its world premiere May 3, tells the stories of four public school teachers, including Jonathan Dearman of San Francisco.




For Youth, the Wicked Witch Osama Is Dead—What Now?

New America Media, Commentary, Eming Piansay, Posted: May 03, 2011

Young people grew up thinking of Osama bin Laden as a pop culture figure, like the Wicked Witch of Oz. Will that affect their sense of responsibility for America’s future?




A Young Reporter Feels Like a Party-Crasher at the SF Film Fest

New America Media, Commentary, Eming Piansay, Posted: Apr 26, 2011

A young writer navigates the press line at the SFIFF.




Student Body Presidents: Budget Cuts Threaten Dream of a Higher Education

New America Media, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: Apr 14, 2011

High school student body presidents in the Bay Area say budget cutbacks are damaging their shot at a college education.




API Youth Respond to UCLA YouTube Rant

New America Media, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: Mar 29, 2011

Haley Lew and Jennifer Zhai, of the API Legal Center in San Francisco, responded to the YouTube viral video of Alexandra Wallance's view of Asian American students at UCLA.




Harry Potter Makes Me Wish I Was Just Like Him (Again)

New America Media, Commentary, Eming Piansay, Posted: Nov 19, 2010

A fan who grew up reading the Harry Potter books finds the latest (and next-to-last) movie bittersweet—but satisfying.




Giants Fans Pack S.F. Streets for Victory Parade

New America Media, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: Nov 03, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of Giants fans filled the city to overflowing to celebrate the World Series victory with a ticker-tape parade.




Arizona Watch: Betting on the Latino Vote

New America Media, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: Nov 02, 2010

When Arizona became the immigration hot spot with the passage of SB 1070, many wondered how the new law would impact the Latino vote.