Catching Up with Former Staff: Angela Wen

Angela Wen, a TCHS alumna, talks about her college experience.

Written by VINCENT WEI / Published October 29, 2010

Angela Wen, a Temple City High School alumna, recently shared her college experience with the Voice. A 2009 graduate, she had skipped some amount of schooling, graduating when she was 16 when most of her peers were 18.

Wen joined TCV because she was very interested in journalism during high school. She had originally been a member of the Temple City Applause, which was comparable to an older version of the Voice. Unfortunately, it died out. During her junior year, one of her friends recommended the Voice for her. She decided to join after reading a few issues because she thought it would have been fun to start writing again. She contributed two years to the TCV as a staff writer.

Today, she is a student at University of Southern California and loves everything about it, from the friendly people to the beautiful campus and even the school colors.

“Shameless plug for my school,” Wen said, “but bleeding Cardinal and Gold is the greatest.”

Wen is currently majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Theatre. She is hoping to get into an organization like the Peace Corps or Teach for America.

“College is definitely a lot more stressful than I’d been prepared for,” Wen said, “I think I entered with the mentality that it’d be a breeze and since homework wasn’t going to be collected.”

College was absolutely nothing as she had expected. She tries to manage her time a little better by frequenting social networking sites such as Facebook and Tumblr much less. When she does have free time, Wen likes to volunteer and is involved in Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed community service fraternity.

Her dream job is something in the field of medicine. When she was young, she always wanted to be a doctor. With all the effort she puts in, it seems plausible that her aspirations will come to fruition.

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