I remember practice lockdowns to be some of the most awkward experiences of my early schooling. The entire class huddled into the corner of a dark classroom so we would be prepared if anyone potentially dangerous entered the school.
I planned out everything I wanted to say and how much I wanted to reveal about myself in this personal statement the entire week prior to the moment I sat down to write. I would pretend to write it in my head during class, dictating telepathically to someone somewhere with a pad and paper.
Imagine pouring your blood, sweat and tears into a lengthy, time-consuming research paper, only to receive a less-than-ideal score because of the mere fact that you mistakenly interchanged “there”, “their” and “they’re”.
This year, the Vietnamese Student Association's annual culture show’s theme was Find Your Light: Đi Tìm Ánh Sáng, showcasing the journey of a young girl trying to find her truth about her Vietnamese culture.