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
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…
BY: CLAIRE KIM Yesterday, my father asked me a supposed difficult question: "Claire, do you think people will change or revert back to their normal ways of life once the coronavirus pandemic ends?" Well, from my perspective, the obvious answer is that people will NOT change once everything falls back into place. The simple explanation… Continue reading After the Pandemic: Change or No Change?
BY: CLAIRE KIM Week 17: Well, well, it's the second week of July! From what I remember, I spent a lot of time together with my family this week. From family-improvised Korean BBQs on our outdoor patio to afternoon visits to Shoreline Park, we not only embraced one another's presence but also the nature that… Continue reading A Change in Lifestyle, COVID-19 (Pt. V)
BY: CLAIRE KIM This past Tuesday, scientists reported that they have successfully developed a new blood test that can diagnose signs of Alzheimer's Disease, arguably more accurate and cost-efficient than the current methods used. "The test has the potential to make diagnosis simpler, more affordable, and widely available." (New York Times) According to research by… Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease, Already Diagnosed?
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
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
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?
BY: CLAIRE KIM Released back in 2011, yet arising in popularity this past March, the film Contagion is definitely a film to watch during this pandemic unless fictional paranoia gets the best of you. Firstly, I would like to point out how scarily similar the film and our current reality dealing with the coronavirus is; it's almost… Continue reading My Movie Review: Contagion
BY: CLAIRE KIM Due to the unique circumstances of the pandemic, within the past several months, hundreds of stores and restaurants have been forced to temporarily close across the nation. Hard for business owners themselves as they are unable to profit or maintain a steady stream of income during their "hibernation" period, this shut down… Continue reading Apple/Google Maps, Is It Open?