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?
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?
BY: CLAIRE KIM These days, since having the spare time to indulge in my interests in art, I have spent hours working on a painting that I started this past month. Though sometimes stressful due to the sheer amount of creative freedom that I am given, I find art to be a method of therapy--I… Continue reading Mental Health + Art Therapy
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
BY: CLAIRE KIM Another late night talk with my father has inspired me to write a blog post this afternoon. In regards to the recent controversy regarding teachers and the COVID-19 vaccines, I found it quite shocking how the public, parents in particular, has placed so much pressure on teachers to get the vaccines for… Continue reading COVID-19, Teachers, Utilitarianism
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
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,
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
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?
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