Written by Maddie Dietl and Catherine Xu In the past month of March, Sarah Everard has become one of the most prominent names from the UK. After being last seen on March 3rd, 2021 walking back to her home in Brixton Hills, London, Everard was reported missing by her boyfriend, who contacted the police after she did not meet him. Then, on March 10th, 2021, … Continue reading Not All Men, But All Women: The Effect of Violence On Women’s Health Over the Course of Her Life
Written by Olivia Young 118,016,389. That’s the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases that have been reported worldwide as of March 9, 2021. 2,617,600 of those cases were fatal. These cases continue to increase everyday, but the world is looking towards vaccines as their source of hope. However, access to vaccines is currently locked in bidding wars with wealthy countries leading the pack. Per 100 people, … Continue reading Vaccine Distribution: Whose Lives are Being Saved
We spoke to a student organization called Vex Ed India, a social media-based sex education initiative that was created and launched during lockdown. The work done by these student leaders serves as a reminder that activism can be used to foster a sense of community and redirect lockdown-frustration into positive change. Continue reading How Do You Start a Revolution?
Written by Hiranya Atreyapurapu From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent surge in telehealth claims to private insurers — a near 4347% increase — is ensuring that telehealth is slowly becoming more and more mainstream. Telemedicine has the potential to bridge the gap between socioeconomic divide and create more culturally sensitive attitudes towards healthcare for minorities and rural populations. In terms of rural … Continue reading Telemedicine for the Underserved Communities: How Can Doctors Do Better?
Written by Sarah Whiteside “Living eco-friendly” is a phrase that is commonly thrown around. These environmentally friendly habits stem from learned behaviors that have been taught to us by our peer groups and society. Many people are crowd followers and seek approval from others. Oftentimes, conformity is essential in initiating change. For instance, reusable water bottles such as Hydro Flasks have gained tremendous popularity over … Continue reading How Can You Help? Ways to Actively Limit Your Carbon Footprint
Written by Harnoor Mann Trigger Warning: This article contains a brief mention of sexual assault in subsection “Caste, Agrarian Transformations, and Liberation Struggles in Rural Punjab.” Kisaan Mazdoor, Ekta Zindabaad On November 26th, 2020 the largest mass strike in history was launched by farmer and laborer trade unions throughout Punjab and Haryana in response to the Indian government passing three agrarian laws. They made their … Continue reading Building Begampura: Long Live Farmer-Laborer Unity
Written by Cecilia Rogers The approval of a COVID-19 vaccine brought on a global sigh of relief and some much-needed hope for the return to normalcy. However, this cause for celebration also raises a new challenge: how to distribute the vaccine. Different countries have adopted various methods to administer the vaccine to their citizens, and recent updates on vaccine distribution reveal some of the successes … Continue reading The Trials and Triumphs of Global COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
According to a 2019 World Economic Forum article, the United States was predicted to be the best prepared country in the world to deal with a pandemic in terms of “[having] proper tools in place to deal with large scale outbreaks of disease.” According to a 2019 World Economic Forum article, the United States was predicted to be the best prepared country in the world … Continue reading Pandemic Pandemonium: How a ‘Developed’ Country Delivered an Undeveloped Response
The global pandemic currently ravaging the world began in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the Hubei Province of China. According to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, in late December of 2019, Chinese authorities discovered several cases of pneumonia all associated with the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan. Within one week, on January 7th, Chinese health authorities determined that this … Continue reading The Worldwide Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine: The Major Players
We asked 15 international students about how ICE’s newest policies would have affected them and how the initiation of these policies made them feel. We invite you to read these students’ stories, as well as more about these policies Continue reading The Policy Might Be Gone — But the Fear Isn’t: International Students’ Reflections on ICE’s Response to COVID-19