Error Not Found: Internet Access as a Human Right

During a global pandemic with no end in sight, our screens became the avenue for which we conduct our daily lives. Nowadays, we go to school, go to work, find information, and communicate all through the internet. According to Statista, around 4.57 billion people were active internet users as of July 2020, encompassing 59 percent…

The Not-Ok Boomers: COVID & the Elderly

Race. Sexuality. Gender. In the modern United States, there exists a growing acknowledgement of systemic inequalities, historically and presently, on the basis of these inherent factors, and more. As public consciousness in the US grows intersectional, age and ageism have emerged as topics of discussion. To many youth, issues like voting age minimums and demographics…

The Importance of Recognizing Each Other as a Human Being

The Importance of Recognizing Someone as a Human Being For us to have any conception of human rights, we must first determine what it means to be human. We feel comfortable recognizing the billions of people living in the world as people who should be afforded the same decency as us, simply because they are…

COVID-19 and Prisons: a Case of Severe Neglect

Bunks mere inches apart. Spaces inadequate for social distancing. People crammed in close quarters, struggling for breath and coughing. The onset of a global pandemic has sent much of the country into mass lockdown as stay-at-home orders are issued in cities across the US, yet as if entirely removed from society, things are business as…

Fire and Fury: Greece and Its Migrants

With the onset of the twin catastrophes that were the 2015 Migrant Crisis and the European Financial Crisis, an obscure far-right party started making gains in the southeast European country of Greece. Golden Dawn comes from humble beginnings. Founded in 1985 by Nikolaos Michaloliakos for a “fringe group of fanatics who simply gathered in their…

How COVID-19 has Fostered a New Architecture of Displacement

It’s no secret that 2020 has been the year of adversity. For many, nationwide shelter-in-place orders have meant Tiger King marathons, at-home workouts, and banana bread. Yet, for the most vulnerable communities in our society, shelter-in-place orders have provided more permanent settlement opportunities, giving rise to larger, more robust homeless encampments.  Unhoused communities are uniquely…

Thailand in Movement

This year in the month of September, Thailand exploded with pro-democracy protests. In an event in Bangkok, young people in Harry Potter costumes gathered together to demand the military step away from daily life and politics, brandishing chopsticks and batons as wands to wish this true. Students gather for flash protests and take pictures holding…

Power to the People: Huawei 5G

In 2006, upon the arrival of the iPod, Steve Jobs once stated, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” His statement impressed not only Apple’s  loyal customers, but the future engineers in the technology industry. Steve Jobs highlights the importance of understanding a product’s function, not…

The Right to Abortion Under Attack in the U.S. During COVID-19

In March of 2020 COVID-19 hit the United States in full force. Days after hearing the news of the outbreak my university cancelled school and many cities initiated a shelter in place. As I rushed to pack my belongings in order to move from my college town back to my childhood home I was preoccupied…