More than a year after the first reported case of Covid-19 in the United States, hate crimes against East Asian Americans remain a grim reality.
“Every day is a new day,” my dad declared about three years ago as I dreaded the long days of summer, desperately searching for something to do with my free time. If only he knew that a couple years down the line, that popular statement would simply become meaningless words.
For decades, the concept of white superiority has been made abundantly clear to people of color. Racial bias permeates the most basic foundations of our country: from our criminal justice system to corporate America to educational institutions. But who can be racist? And who can be a victim of racism?
Between Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and many other social media platforms, it seems as if “staying connected” went from phone calls to ‘liked’ posts. During these solitary times, social media usage has spiked by around 9%, and while that doesn’t seem like a huge number, it means there were 298 million new social media users during 2020.
These dismissive excuses only serve one purpose: to uphold white supremacy by diminishing the reality of what this act of anti-Asian violence really was—a hate crime.
In 2019, if you were to ask me if I wanted to do another half marathon next year, my answer would 100% be a yes. With all the excitement, anxiety, and a big audience, completing the Princeton half marathon was one of the most rewarding things that I’ve ever done in my life.
After flattening the curve significantly towards the end of the summer, New Jersey is once again witnessing a drastic uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases with about 5,032 new positive ones each day. Cases in New Jersey have been fluctuating since March 13th, but over the months we saw a steady decrease in new cases each day.
Seeing that we’re headed straight into a second quarantine, we all have a chance to do things differently this time around.
Television shows have always depicted heightened versions of real life. But when the television show became real life, the concepts of fiction and reality seemed to converge into some inexplicable peculiarity as the unimaginable became true and the true became unimaginable.
August 18th, 2020 marked the end of an era. As Patriot Act host Hasan Minhaj announced the cancellation of his Netflix comedy series, fans all across the world felt a void take shape in their Netflix queues.
Associate editor of the Washington Post, investigative journalist, and a writer of thirteen top-selling novels: does this description sound familiar? Let’s rephrase it a little. Bob Woodward, the same journalist of the Washington Post who broke Watergate, released tapes exposing Donald J. Trump’s admission of knowledge regarding the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic on September 10th after having them for several months.
By Imogen Lubin Editor-in-Chief I didn’t expect to like virtual school as much as I do. In fact, I struggled with choosing my 2020 learning model. I feared online school […]
By Natalie Leung Staff Writer No More Mid-Day Pancakes At exactly 6:30 a.m., I hear the excruciating sound of my alarm clock, signaling the ever so dreaded time of the day; when I have to get ready for school. Something about it is still quite unsettling, as it’s been almost half a year since I’ve done so. Nevertheless, the morning […]
By: Nona Saharan Sometimes school felt like a chore. Waking up at 6am, wandering around the hallways from class to class, staying after for the sports and the clubs or […]
By: Emma Gampper Believe it or not, I actually haven’t read a book that wasn’t required by the school for about a year and a half. It’s rather ironic, considering I’ve branded myself as the bookish, well-read girl. My lack of reading becomes even more ironic if you take into account the fact that I work at a book store. […]
By: Sarah Hudes Summer of 2017 brought memories, laughter, and good times, but it also brought lots of tears. Yes, tears; as in the product of crying, weeping, sobbing, bawling, laughing, yawning too hard, etc. These are the reasons why I’ve cried this summer. Please feel free to laugh at, cry with, and/or feel sorry for me. Hopefully some of […]