By: Vaibhava Rajesh

The current pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways. The economic fallout, increase in poverty, and deaths have all seem to be the main COVID-19 impacts we recognize. However, there are also many arising social issues we must take into consideration. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has seen an uproar in anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination.

First off, Asians of all different ethnicities are being targeted and attacked. People have developed the idea that Chinese people were the cause of this virus. However, Asian-Americans of all different ethnicities are victims of…

By Kashvi Jain

Do you live in an urbanizing area? If you’re wondering what urbanizing is, urbanizing a country is basically increasing the number of people who live in urban areas (towns, cities with infrastructure, and good resources). Many times urban cities transform into urban slums (refer to image 1) and these are characterized as having poor conditions harming the environment, spreading pandemics, and causing climate change effects to maximize. Urbanization is both harmful and beneficial in countless ways.

One of the harms is to the environment. Urbanization causes large amounts of air pollution. National Geographic finds: intensive urban growth…

By Kashvi Jain

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tells us, “Everyone is loved, everyone deserves justice and everyone deserves equal protection and prosperity in our country.” She tells us that every single person should be treated equally regardless of their gender since we are all human beings. Many times in society women are not equally valued in comparison to the opposite gender. They face income inequality, gender roles, and victim-blaming attitudes.

Much of our history is based on women not being allowed to get educated because of poor conditions or many household chores and men being the only ones who need to…

By: Bhoomi Jain

Within the first nine days of being sworn into office, President Joe Biden has reversed many of the Trump administration’s executive actions and made a fast response to the countries’ COVID-19 response. He has signed 42 executive orders since being inaugurated and plans to increase that number by a lot. The official orders were dealing with not only COVID-19, but also immigration laws, racial equalities, climate change, and so much more.

The President’s response to the global pandemic, COVID-19 is what caught the attention of many people. He signed orders that provided relief to Americans not only…

By: Bhoomi Jain

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born on March 15, 1993, in Brooklyn, New York. She served as a former associate judge of the Supreme Court for twenty-seven years and unfortunately passed away on September 18, 2020 due to metastatic pancreas cancer. During her twenty-seven years in court she fought against many cases dealing with discrimination, racism, and gender equality. Even in her time before becoming a judge she served as the director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union in which she fought for women’s rights.

From the very beginning of Ms.Ginsberg’s life to…

By: Neha Parthasarathi

Emily Harrington is the first woman to ascend the Golden Gate route on El Capitan, a 3,000-foot-high granite monolith in Yosemite National Park, in 21 hours.

Emily Harrington, a 34-year-old woman, had recently made history in one of the world’s most renowned national parks, Yosemite. This national park is best known for its natural beauty as its beautiful structures like waterfalls, towering granite monoliths, deep valleys, and ancient giant sequoias engrave bewilderment in tourists’ hearts. I myself have experienced this astonishing feeling as I have been there several times and it never changes.

About Harrington

Emily Harrington…

By: Vaibhava Rajesh

Toxic masculinity is a form of harmful gender roles and negatively impacts young boys and society as a whole.

Oftentimes in society, gender roles play a part in how someone is viewed, treated, or expectations that they have. In society’s eyes, women are expected to take care of all aspects of her life whether it’s medically, school, family, or personal problems. For men, they are expected to be more academically and career driven, but have more leverage since people often think “they’ll come around eventually.”

With the expectations society sets for genders and the gender roles, it…

By Roshni Danda

COVID-19, as most of us know, has made a tremendous impact on our lives. It has trapped us in our homes, eliminating the opportunity to socialize with people, our friends, and even our family. It has affected the world in many aspects but the economy took the biggest hit of all. The Frontiers in Public Health said, “…due to reduced productivity, loss of life, business closures, trade disruption, and decimation of the tourism industry,” were all causes of the economic recession. There is no one factor that caused this domino effect because everything happened at once. …

By Bhoomi Jain

For the past three years, China has been forcing Muslims into concentration camps located in Xinjiang. There are over 380 camps spread around Xinjiang holding over three million Muslims and Uyghurs. In 2018 documents with instructions and plans for the concentration camp were leaked and the world really saw what was going on. Some of the instructions in the documents were, ”Never allow escapes” and “Increase discipline and punishments.” When the Chinese government was asked about the documents and about the camp they said that it was a “training camp” and that what everyone else was talking…

By: Neha Parthasarathi

TikTok ranked as the highest dowloaded app with 800 million active users worldwide.

As you may have seen there is a new thriving app in the social media industry, known as Tik Tok. It has achieved the title of the topmost downloaded app in Apple’s iOS App store for 2019, with more than 33 million downloads, and exceeding the number of users on other entertainment apps such as Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and youtube. So, What exactly is TikTok… Well, TikTok is a social media platform for sharing user-generated content. …

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