Jenny Vu is a Vietnamese American senior from Sacramento, California. With her countless stories to tell about being in the Asian community, she hopes to create a safer space where those around her can connect and relate to her at DAY. She's passionate about linguistics and environmental change, and she is eager to learn about many new ideas. Aside from writing, you will see her at the batting cages, online window shopping, and building castles with her friends on Minecraft.
AP Statistics Changed My Narrative
I know I’m not the only one who feels like this, as AP Calculus AB tested everyone’s math performance. Kumon set me up for the class quite nicely — I breezed through the course, getting a 4 on the exam. For a lot of my peers who took the class, however, it was a nightmare.
Gujarat Bridge Collapse
On the evening of October 30, 2022 following recent renovations, the Gujarat Bridge along the Machchhu River collapsed, plunging many citizens into the river. The 137-year-old pedestrian bridge’s cable appeared to have snapped. With 200 people on the bridge at that moment, the death toll has now reached 135, 54 of them being children.
A Gilded Innocence
At six years old, you would’ve seen me playing with Barbies, wearing rainbow shirts and horizontally striped skirts, and enjoying my naivety. Today, I still look the same, despite puberty and a dramatic style change from rainbow shirts. My Vietnamese skin is still pale, and my child-like smile remains the same. I get unicorn ponchos as gifts from my family members, even as a senior in high school, and I often receive things in pink, probably because of the Barbies I used to play with.