Catching Up with Former Staff Writer: Jason Wu

Wu, a sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley, gives an update on his life after graduating from Temple City High School.

Written by VINCENT WEI / Published October 1, 2010

Jason Wu, a former Temple City Voice member, recently caught up with the Voice on his recent progress in college and shared his thoughts about the organization.

Wu is now currently in his second year at the University of California, Berkeley. He is double majoring in both Political Science and Music.

Wu has had a variety struggles with college, due to the tremendous moments of frustration it brings. However, he accepts these challenges, because he thinks they trigger growth and give moments of satisfaction.

“People say it all the time because it’s true,” We said. “College is a tremendous learning experience.”

Wu has also joined the Mock Trial team in UC Berkeley, a mirror of his time spent in Temple City High School’s Junior State of America.

“It’s a time-consuming, high-pressure, competitive activity,” Wu said, “But through it, I’ve met amazing people, learned courtroom decorum, and improved my speaking skills; and of course, character-building.”

Wu, not to be confused with Editor-in-Chief Jason Alvin Wu, joined the Voice because he felt that no other organization really focused on the current events of Temple City. He feels that TCV is the only organization that truly focuses on the politics and current events in Temple City.

“Papers like the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Pasadena Star News do occasionally cover our city,” Wu said. “But since they report on a larger area, important events in Temple City often go under the radar.”

He also feels that the lack of information also causes a lack of organization and thus, a lack of knowledge of city affairs.

“Temple City has notoriously low turn-out rates [at events]. It’s unfortunate that a community as small and tight-knit as Temple City is unable to stay up to date on local events. The Voice tries to remedy that through student activism.”

During his years with the Voice, Wu was a staff writer. When he graduated from Temple City High School in 2009, he looked back to the memories he had with the organization.

“I enjoyed writing for the Voice tremendously,” Wu said. “There’s a lot of satisfaction in working for a student-run paper that is so self-sufficient and one that has such community-oriented goals in mind.”

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