10 Question with Natalie Nguyen


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Natalie Nguyen, a former band member, happily wears her new letterman jacket while doing work.

Natalie Nguyen is a senior.

Question: Do you think you can live without your phone for a week?

Answer: I absolutely cannot live without my phone. My entire life is on this device, and as unhealthy as it may sound, I rely on my phone too much.

Q: If you could change anything in the world, whether it be big or small, what would it be?

A: If I could change anything in the world, I would want to change the stigma of attending lesser-known universities. As I became a senior, the pressure of going to college grew exponentially, and the expectations from my parents to attend a school at least as big as UT Austin became very stressful and irritating. I would want to change their mindset because the name is not everything.

Q: What’s your favorite movie genre?

A: I don’t watch movies that often, but I enjoy the occasional action movie that my friend makes me watch.

Q: What’s your favorite hobby?

A: I like to cook or bake when I have time. The product isn’t always good, but at least the process was fun.

Q: What is one song you could listen to over and over again?

A: Recently, I have been playing UFO by Gemini every chance I get, which is funny because K-RnB is not my typical genre of music.

Q: What’s your favorite candy?

A: My favorite candy would be Kitkats. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but if someone offered me a KitKat, I’ll take it.

Q: Weirdest food combination you’ve tried?

A: I don’t think I’ve tried a weird food combo. However, I know a lot of people despise pineapple on pizza because it’s weird, but I don’t mind it. It tastes fine.

Q: Dogs or cats?

A: Dogs (sorry cat lovers).

Q: If you could be anyone you wanted to be, who would it be?

A: If I could be anyone I wanted to be, I would be my older cousin Tracy. In my eyes, she has her life together; she knows her way around the world; she is a great student; she has a good social life; she has strong relationships with her friends and family. It is essentially everything I wish I could be one day.

Q: Are you happy with where you are right now?

A: I’m ok with where I am right now.