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Mailbag: Letters to the editor for the week of March 5

Here are the letters to the editor we received for the week of Jan. 29, 2018. Letters can be submitted to westernfrontonline@gmail.com.

Hmong Student Association fundraiser

My name is Lisa Nguyen and I am commenting on your recent article “Hmong Student Association Host Tea Party for a Scholarship.” First off I would like to say I absolutely love this fundraiser! Coming from a low-income family and being the oldest, college didn’t seem realistic to me. Who would pay for my college? My parents were already struggling to put food on the table. I knew I needed to apply to scholarships and work if I wanted to have a college education. I personally can say scholarships have helped me out immensely. It has made it possible for me to achieve higher education. I am the first in my family to attend college and I hope I am not the only one. Scholarships like these reach out to people who didn’t think they had a chance. College is expensive, that is no secret. But having scholarships like these can really make a difference since the financial burden of college can be stressful. As noted in the article, Hmong population in college is one of the lowest rates of higher education attainment among Asian population. It is important to acknowledge this because diversity and inclusivity plays a vital role in education. We cannot just exclude a group. If we see someone struggling we reach out and help them. This is why I love the ESC. They are doing great things to positively impact our community by teaching and by giving. I look forward to seeing what else in store for the future!

Lisa Ngyuen, business management major

Mailbox illustration by Hunter Smith.

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