Thy Pham-Nguyen

About Thy Pham-Nguyen

Thy Pham, ‘20, an Asian girl from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, traveled 15,000 km from her country to America when she was 15. She started her sophomore year at Fresno Christian and plans on attending Fresno State in the fall, planning to earn a degree in Business Accounting or Administration and Psychology. She is currently spending her first year of The Feather team as a journalist, trying to improve her writing and reading skills. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.

COLUMN: International student shares bilingualism benefits, learning Vietnamese

By |2020-04-28T22:53:27-07:00April 28th, 2020|Features, Top 5|

With some scholars estimating over 7,000 spoken languages globally, the benefits of learning a new language will unlock the culture of those who speak it. That's why learning a foreign language at school is a 'must' in many native English-speaking countries and many will find a case for Vietnamese.

COLUMN: Support measures to stop Asian COVID-19 racism

By |2020-04-06T12:19:50-07:00April 6th, 2020|Column, Opinions|

As the COVID-19 virus spread from China to Europe, the spread of new cases has become one of the biggest health, lifestyle and economic threats to the globe and financial markets. The pandemic has also birthed a new round of racism and animosity toward Asians. Today's governments want to strictly control migrants, tourists and even multinational corporations. Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna Ivan Vejvoda calls into question the current state of the world and its functions.

Eastern countries celebrate Lunar New Year, contrasts western culture

By |2020-04-07T14:17:19-07:00February 26th, 2020|Features|

Another year has passed and America begins to rush again, busy wrapping up the festivities of the new year. However, in Eastern Asia, people anticipate two New Year celebrations: New Year's Eve and Lunar New Year’s Eve, unlike the singular New Year celebration many western countries participate in, Jan. 1. The first difference between New Year’s Eve and Lunar New Year’s Eve is the day of celebration. Western countries often consider January 1 on the solar calendar as the start of a new year. Meanwhile eastern countries, including Vietnam, often use the lunar calendar, meaning the new year will start later between January and February.

COLUMN: Vietnam is more than a war

By |2020-04-04T17:41:48-07:00December 27th, 2019|Column, Opinions|

The daily life of residents of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) gives me a very familiar and simple feeling. The lifestyle and pace in Vietnam is always bustling. At only six in the morning, traffic is crowded, the voices of people's laughter bounce between the tall buildings and bartering echoes in the streets.

COLUMN: International student recounts struggles, anxieties from foreign country

By |2020-03-02T08:56:59-08:00October 16th, 2019|Column, Opinions|

“Alone and abroad.” While this term may scare many international students, I still thrive. I thought of life abroad as filled with colors and opportunities, but nobody told me about the difficulty of fitting into American life.