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Rural Education During COVID-19: How are Educators Supporting their Students

Written by Olivia Young When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the world stopped. The need for education, however, did not—challenging rural educators to respond. According to the 2010 U.S. census, nearly 60 million people live in a rural area. A rural area is defined as “any population, housing, or territory NOT in an urban area,” where … Continue reading Rural Education During COVID-19: How are Educators Supporting their Students

Issues in Science Communication and How to Overcome Them

Written by Ria Parikh & Catherine Xu Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have developed a dependency on the health and science news section to communicate the progress of the pandemic, resulting in an abundance of health related topics in the breaking news. However, this abundance of stories doesn’t necessarily equate to accuracy, … Continue reading Issues in Science Communication and How to Overcome Them

An Epidemic and a Pandemic Collide: How COVID-19 has impacted the ongoing opioid epidemic

Written by Sarah Roberts, Emily Leventhal, Dipika Pujara, & Sai Reddy The Coronavirus pandemic exacerbated a number of pre-existing healthcare crises within the United States, namely the opioid epidemic which has ravaged the country for over two decades. Few places in America have been hit by the opioid epidemic as hard as the state of … Continue reading An Epidemic and a Pandemic Collide: How COVID-19 has impacted the ongoing opioid epidemic

Building Begampura: Long Live Farmer-Laborer Unity

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 … Continue reading Building Begampura: Long Live Farmer-Laborer Unity

Shifting the Narrative: Rapper artist Jason Mills, known as IDK, is striving to change the narrative surrounding music and education

In a recent interview with Dr. Yulin Hswen, IDK challenged norms in education, in fashion, and in what is considered a flex in pop culture. Could IDK’s subtle, but unique visions have ripples through and generate the shift in mindset we have all been waiting for? As he carefully analyzes and executes his next moves, we … Continue reading Shifting the Narrative: Rapper artist Jason Mills, known as IDK, is striving to change the narrative surrounding music and education

The Philippines’ Vaccine Crisis

Written by Catherine Xu, Dipika Pujara, and Jhanvi Desai On February 8th 2021, the Malacanang spokesman announced that the Covid-19 vaccination plan would kickstart on February 15th, 2021. This announcement should be good news, considering that the Philippines has recently surpassed 500,000 cases, ranking second in southeast Asia for the worst response to the pandemic. … Continue reading The Philippines’ Vaccine Crisis