A Creek Named Malaita

October 14, 2020

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June 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked untold turmoil on our society and our economy. GDP has crashed 4.8 percent, and the official unemployment rate stands at 14.7 percent. However, these numbers underestimate the country’s problems, as the more holistic U-6 unemployment r...

May 28, 2020

2019 was dubbed "The Year of the Protest." From Sudan to Hong Kong to Chile, people across the globe took to the streets to protest the political elites of their society. They protested against political, societal, and economic inequality that has become pervasive acro...

May 25, 2020

On May 1 of this year, a panel sponsored by the New School in New York City called “Coming Together: Gender and Privilege in the Youth Climate Movement,” took place on Zoom. It was organized by Ludovica Martella, a researcher and reporter on sustainable practices and c...

May 22, 2020

Disclaimer: Out of fear of retaliation and an impact on her current standing at her place of employment, one source asked to retract her real name. For this purpose, the name Joan Evins was used when referring to the source. 

Joan Evins, an x-ray technician at an outpat...

May 12, 2020

Many of us, myself included, are sitting at home right now in the midst of this pandemic, practicing self-isolation. People across the U.S. and around the world are struggling emotionally, financially, and physically as a result of COVID-19, facing the constant and loo...

May 8, 2020

What happens when “The Beautiful Game” becomes the dirtiest, bloodiest game imaginable? 

What happens when an event renowned for its displays of world-class individual skill on the biggest stage becomes the backdrop for the dehumanization and oppression of the individua...

May 3, 2020

We are only four months into 2020. So far, the year has been defined by one crisis after another. The year started with the U.S. assassinating Iranian major general Qassem Soleimani by airstrike. In the months that followed, Australia became engulfed in wildfire, the U...

April 30, 2020

In April, a Brooklyn woman suffered second-degree burns after a man attacked her while she was taking out her trash. Investigated as a possible hate crime, it is one of many incidents challenging the safety of Asian Americans during the COVID-19 epidemic. In March, the...

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