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Betty Nguyen

Betty Nguyen, Creative Director

Betty Nguyen, a senior, has returned for her second year in journalism. She chose to take Journalism again because she feels that the class environment is like its own family inside of UPA. Furthermore, journalism has encouraged her to pursue a career in fashion design, as she learned to love putting the final contents of a magazine layout together for the final look. Her love for fashion first emerged when she was 12 and her mother let her go on a shopping spree. The moment she saw a model with a gorgeous outfit, her fashion fascination began. Nguyen has a love for learning new languages that stemmed from taking a class with Spanish teacher Amiee Verapinto, who taught her that anyone can learn any language, no matter their background. Additionally, she taught herself French because she was drawn to Paris as a child and adores romantic movies. Her grandmother’s spaghetti reminds her of “home” in Vietnam. She plans to visit her grandmother after graduating, and perhaps Korea afterwards. Nguyen values people who can show that they care; she especially remembers when her sister gifted her a notebook filled with heartwarming pictures and quotes.  Nguyen loves driving on the freeway at 80+ mph, as she loves the sense of freedom that comes with it. Nguyen realizes that being open about mental health is still something our progressive society struggles with, but she believes we all have our own struggles and hopes for a future where sharing our problems has no stigma.

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Who wouldn’t love to feel like a princess at prom? The full skirt of a ballgown prom dress makes it fun to twirl around. With a light-sky blue ball gown inspired by Cinderella, you can pair it with white pearls or a diamond necklace. Classic pumps go well with a classic ball gown. Just make sure they aren’t made of glass!

Prom Styles On Point

April 11, 2019
Jenny Higgins Bradanini, lead organizer of the San Jose Women’s March, speaks about being inspired to make a change in the world.

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January 19, 2019
A rainbow kite supports the LGBTQ+ community.

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January 19, 2019
Trash cans dotted around the Guadalupe park meeting area for the march are decorated with supportive and inspiring messages.

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January 19, 2019
The Force is strong with the Women’s March.

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January 19, 2019
A group raises the American flag, chanting the Women’s March motto: “This is what a democracy looks like!”

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January 19, 2019
Women raise their signs advocating for gun control.

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January 19, 2019
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January 19, 2019
A woman holds up a creative Snoopy poster that advocates for political rights.

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January 19, 2019
A wide view of the many people that came to support the Women’s March.

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January 19, 2019
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