Are Electric Cars Really the Green Future?

BY: CLAIRE KIM In my environmental ethics class this past week, I was asked to answer this question: Electric vehicles appear green, but there remain problems with obtaining raw materials (cobalt), production, and recycling their lithium-ion batteries. Is it more ethical for society to focus on solving these drawbacks before developing more electric vehicles, or… Continue reading Are Electric Cars Really the Green Future?

Respect for Asian Americans: Is that asking for too much?

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?

My Thoughts on My School Going Hybrid

BY: CLAIRE KIM Given the intense amount of screen-viewing, online material, and use of technology for my classwork, I am excited to see my school take on a hybrid learning model in the coming months of the school year. As many people have probably stated, distance learning is basically online learning. Thus, under such circumstances,… Continue reading My Thoughts on My School Going Hybrid

ASMR: How Brain Tingles Can Heal

BY: CLAIRE KIM I've never been one to fully appreciate the art of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). The unwarranted whispering, perpetual tapping of different surfaces, and uncomfortable eating sounds put me in a position of deep confusion regarding why so many people found ASMR to be so "therapeutic." In fact, I perceived the tingling… Continue reading ASMR: How Brain Tingles Can Heal

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,

Coronavirus Vaccine On Site: Eventbrite?

BY: CLAIRE KIM As of recent, official distribution of the coronavirus vaccine has begun in the United States, a prospect that seemed close to impossible in 2020. With a limited supply of vaccines and medical personnel, the vaccination process ushers a challenge that we have yet to consider seriously: though we have a tentative plan… Continue reading Coronavirus Vaccine On Site: Eventbrite?