BY: CLAIRE KIM Over the past month or so, hate crimes against Asian Americans in the United States have arisen at an alarming rate. Asian American store owners have been robbed, Asian American elders have been abused, and the Asian American community as a whole has been scathed with a treacherous amount of accusations and… Continue reading Respect for Asian Americans: Is that asking for too much?
Dear President Biden,
BY: CLAIRE KIM Given President Biden's Inauguration occurred this past week, I would like to make note of some actions I would like to see under his administration. Pandemic playbook, detailing his plans and initiatives to effectively end the coronavirus pandemicEconomic relief for those individuals who have been and are still severely being impacted by… Continue reading Dear President Biden,
Freedom of Speech vs. Social Media
BY: CLAIRE KIM A conversation I had with my father the other day led to some interesting insight and thoughtful concluding questions: to what extent can we allow private social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook the power to hinder the right to the first amendment, our freedom of speech? Is there a fine… Continue reading Freedom of Speech vs. Social Media
U Can Help USPS
BY: CLAIRE KIM So, if the USPS is at risk of getting defunded, what can you do to minimize such a risk? Firstly, you can purchase stamps either from their online website or in-store at a local USPS office. Buying stamps is our method of paying USPS for sending mail, so, if you have the… Continue reading U Can Help USPS
USPS is a Service NOT a Business
BY: CLAIRE KIM As a result of the impending coronavirus pandemic, businesses across the United States have filed for bankruptcy or lost federal support. It's not shocking that mainstream businesses such as Home Goods, California Pizza Kitchen, J.Crew, and Sur La Table have filed for bankruptcy within the past few months as consumerism has dropped… Continue reading USPS is a Service NOT a Business
Influencers they say…
BY: CLAIRE KIM For the longest time, I've always admired influencers as creators who love expressing themselves behind a camera and making content for their viewers. It's not easy to put yourself out there in front of hundreds of millions of people every day, knowing that hate comments will fill a portion of your notification… Continue reading Influencers they say…
Testing has Tested My Patience
BY: CLAIRE KIM Yesterday, registration for the new fall 2020 ACT testing dates was an absolute disaster. Lack of test center options, straining the competition of the hundreds of thousands of students attempting to register, to system glitches, canceling people's registration progress, and/or not allowing anyone to enter the site at all, the whole website… Continue reading Testing has Tested My Patience
The Gap Between “Professionalism” and Actual Skill
BY: CLAIRE KIM “You couldn’t trust what he said,” said Dr. Vanessa Olcese, a former chief resident who worked with Dr. Desai at Duke University Medical Center. “You would verify everything that he did and take everything he did with a grain of salt.” (New York Times) Dr. Desai, a supposed "prodigy" for his exclusive… Continue reading The Gap Between “Professionalism” and Actual Skill
So, Who’s First?
BY: CLAIRE KIM So, Who's First? When the coronavirus vaccine comes out, ready for public use, who's first? Who gets access to the initial limited supply of vaccines in the market? Who is considered a part of the "priority" batch, and who isn't? How are we going to distinguish individuals, categorize them so that the… Continue reading So, Who’s First?
Florida School Districts Fire Back
BY: CLAIRE KIM With coronavirus cases rising in Florida amidst the second wave of the pandemic, the prospect of reopening schools has triggered both the American Federation of Teachers and The Florida Education Association to fire back at the governor, Governor Ron DeSantis, arguing against his disregard for public health and safety. Suing the governor… Continue reading Florida School Districts Fire Back