Category Archives: education

Bullied Viet teen shot himself in front of friends

A funeral is planned today for 14-year-old David Phan of Taylorsville, Utah, who committed suicide after being bullied one too many times. David, a student at Bennion Junior High, stood in front of other students on a sky bridge just … Continue reading

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Viet women community organizers appointed by Prez to VEF

Two Vietnamese-American women who are strong community organizers in Houston and San Jose were appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Education Foundation. In announcing the appointment, President Obama said, “These individuals have demonstrated … Continue reading

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Viet oral history project at UC Irvine – Bolsavik interview

UC Irvine is creating an archive of personal oral histories by members of the local Vietnamese-American community. This “Vietnamese American Oral History Project” is headed by Dr. Thuy Vo-Dang, a postdoctoral fellow in the university’s Department of Asian American Studies. … Continue reading

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Viet UCLA alum honored by Obama at White House for work with homeless

A Vietnamese-American, himself coming from a broken, low-income family, was honored by President Barack Obama for his innovative idea to help feed the homeless, a project that he started while still a student at UCLA. Thach “Tak” Nguyen, 23, co-founder … Continue reading

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Q&A with Steve Ngo, sole elected Viet in San Francisco

(The Bolsavik did this for his job at Nguoi Viet, here) In the City and County of San Francisco, there’s only one Viet elected official. That sole Vietnamese-American is Steve Ngo, elected in 2008 to a seat on the Board of … Continue reading

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Viet middle schoolers seize all spelling prizes in GGUSD

The Garden Grove Unified School District announced the Top 10 finishers for the district-wide spelling bee for middle schoolers (called intermediate schools in this district), and all ten have Vietnamese last names. The winner, Arthur Tran (pictured), a 7th grader … Continue reading

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Fellowship for lawyers serving Viet community

An association of lawyers in Northern California just announced a fellowship for a public-interest lawyer to serve the Vietnamese-American community, and/or other underserved/underresourced communities. The fellowship, named the Lan and Mark Beyster Fellowship Program, will provide $25,000 to enable a … Continue reading

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Guide to giving Vietnamese language a bad name

More accurately, this is what you should do if you plan to give Vietnamese-language classes a bad name. Here are some multiple-choice test questions from the Vietnamese-language class at Coastline Community College: * You ask someone to repeat what she … Continue reading

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