Author: duc

Trump’s executive order on immigration

I am outraged by Trump’s executive order on immigration and the effects its chaotic introduction has had on some of the most vulnerable people on Earth. It’s an action that has led to the detention of refugees already approved for admission, already in the country at American airports, already with family waiting for them in […]

Ithaca Voice: My refugee parents and our American lives

My father’s bottle of cognac slipped out of his grip and plunged into the Saigon River in April 1975. Besides a hastily-packed bag of clothing it was the only thing he carried as he rushed aboard a boat fleeing Vietnam in the final days of one of the most senseless wars in American history. I exist because of that violence, and the American people’s willingness to make amends for it.

Ithaca Voice: Ithaca team, including city councilman, wins $1,000,000 in computer hacking competition

Ithaca Voice: Ithaca team, including city councilman, wins $1,000,000 in computer hacking competition One of the members of TECHx is none other than Ithaca’s recently-elected 2nd ward alderperson, Ducson Nguyen. Nguyen is a software engineer at GrammaTech. Nguyen explained a bit more about the event and how the team prepared for it. “We definitely split […]