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 the Indian government passing three agrarian laws. They made their … Continue reading Building Begampura: Long Live Farmer-Laborer Unity

The Trials and Triumphs of Global COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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

The Newest Misinformation Outbreak: Fetal Cell Tissue and the Covid-19 Vaccine

Written by Julia Bulova Controlling the spread of scientific misinformation has been a struggle since the beginning of the pandemic, and this threat to public health has not stopped with the advent of two extremely successful vaccines. In fact, with this new development comes a torrent of damaging information. Among widely disseminated false claims of vaccine-related deaths and extreme allergic reactions, the newest propaganda involves … Continue reading The Newest Misinformation Outbreak: Fetal Cell Tissue and the Covid-19 Vaccine

The Downward Spiral of Health Inequality – And What We Can Do to Prevent It

Written by: Ricky Illindala America is knee-deep in combating the dangerous threat posed by COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic is currently testing the government’s ability to protect its people and has thrown nearly all Americans’ lives into disarray. Most of us desire a return to normalcy; a life where we can go about our daily routines without fear of catching a life-threatening virus at any time. … Continue reading The Downward Spiral of Health Inequality – And What We Can Do to Prevent It

Extreme Mask-Over: How to Get the Rest of America to Start Wearing Masks

Written by: Gabi Fowler As economies continue to reopen and coronavirus cases and related deaths climb, face masks continue to be a vital form of protection. Initially, many states skipped the crucial step of mandating masks when reopening. However, recognizing the need, many states have recently implemented mask mandates in public spaces. Yet even with these mask mandates, a small yet vocal minority adamantly refuses … Continue reading Extreme Mask-Over: How to Get the Rest of America to Start Wearing Masks

COVID in Cancer Alley

What is Cancer Alley? This region has become an industrial juggernaut lined with numerous petrochemical and ethylene plants within close proximity of one another that constantly spurt toxic plumes into the skies and ooze hazardous liquids into the nearby river laced with the stench of rotten eggs. There are as many as 30 of these plants within 10 miles of one another. These unfathomably high … Continue reading COVID in Cancer Alley