East Newton student plays 20 questions

 Q&A: Angel Thao


By Sarah Hill


Angel Thao loves band and one day hopes to own her own petting zoo, specifically one for goats.DSC_0042


If you had a choice to live anywhere, would it be land, air, or sea?

The sea so I could learn to communicate with whales.


What are five words that describe you?

Tacky, cliche, overrated, average, weird.


What is your most notable achievement and why?

Making honors band four years in a row.


What was/is your favorite children’s book and why?

“Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar” because “that caterpillar can eat!”


What historical figure or imaginable character would you want to adopt you?

Batman’s parents.


Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Eating ramen noodles in my college dorm room.


When was the last time you tried something new?

Joining this mass media class because it doesn’t really align with my career interests, but I wanted to try something different academically.


Don’t tell me what you want to be when you grow up, but who?

A version of myself with more self-confidence.


If you were an ice-cream flavor, what would you be and why?

Pistachio because no one likes me.


If there are truly two types of people in the world, what are the types and which one are you?

Potato or not a potato. You decide.


How did you get caught?

Not cheating because I’m good at that.


What compels you to get out of bed every morning?

The thought of being one day closer to having my own petting zoo (specifically one with goats).


Why did you join Mass Media?

I wanted to grow my creativity.


Has your view of this class changed any, and if so, how?

I didn’t think it would be that challenging at first, but it was actually challenging in a good way.


How did this course compare to your expectations?

Same as before; it was a good challenge, and I learned a lot. It is very hands on and interactive with the teacher.


What was your favorite part of this course?



How would you describe this course in one sentence?

It is unexpectedly hard mentally and physically (because you have to go outside in 80 degree weather), but very fun to be a part of.


What would you say to someone who was interested in the course and wanted to know more?

Don’t be afraid to try something new, even if it seems scary or may not be the career you’re interested in.


What skill are you the most glad that you learned?

Photography techniques.


Why did you join Upward Bound?

I thought it would benefit my future.