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Deaths of Adam Toledo & Daunte Wright Trigger Protests

Deaths of Adam Toledo & Daunte Wright Trigger Protests

Anish Bhadani May 11, 2021
To many, Floyd’s case had become a symbol for broader systemic issues within our police force. But just as the trial had started, the March 29 fatal shooting of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latino boy, took place in Chicago.
2021 College Admissions: Diversity Amidst COVID-19 Setbacks

2021 College Admissions: Diversity Amidst COVID-19 Setbacks

Nicholas Corral and Stella Park May 11, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced colleges to re-evaluate the way they choose which students they admit. This has produced a more diverse incoming class than any before it, especially at elite universities.
Bidens Afghanistan Pullout

Biden’s Afghanistan Pullout

Gwendolyn Patwardhan May 11, 2021
In April of this year, President Joe Biden announced that the US will have pulled American troops out of Afghanistan completely by September 11th of 2021.
Vaccine Rollout Slower than Expected

Vaccine Rollout Slower than Expected

Rahul Ramarao January 26, 2021
This relief brought by the COVID-19 vaccine is unfortunately undercut by recent developments in the vaccine rollout scheme, where vaccine distribution is woefully behind schedule, largely due to the fact that the supply for the vaccine has not yet met the demand. 
Making Amends: Efforts to Fix the Racial Injustices of America by MacKenzie Scott

Making Amends: Efforts to Fix the Racial Injustices of America by MacKenzie Scott

Emilia Rodriguez January 17, 2021
Mackenzie Scott has tapped into her vast assets for a more philanthropic mission, inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement that started to build momentum this summer. 
Biden Taps Rep. Marcia Fudge for HUD Secretary

Biden Taps Rep. Marcia Fudge for HUD Secretary

Theresa Hoang and Elizabeth Joseph January 10, 2021
On Dec. 8, 2020, President-Elect Joe Biden nominated Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio’s 11th district to lead the Housing & Urban Development Department. If confirmed by the Senate, Ms. Fudge would be the second Black female to run the department.
Farmers Around the World Push for Change Amidst Pandemic

Farmers Around the World Push for Change Amidst Pandemic

Emilie Lespinasse, Anya Danes, and Oscar Ortega January 9, 2021
Farmers—both local and global—have been acutely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with supply chains being under heavy stress and farm workers becoming infected. In India, the situation for farmers has grown increasingly dire under new national legislation.
The COVID Vaccines: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

The COVID Vaccines: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Kriti Vamshidhar and Stella Park January 8, 2021

With the number of Covid cases climbing, the rate of transmission increasing uncontrollably, and months with no improvements, a vaccine has been the only ray of hope to cling to in these dark times. While...

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, Amplifier, Nia Tero and IllumiNative launched a new large-scale public art campaign to elevate Indigenous land stewardship.

Then and Now: The Marginalization of Indigenous Peoples

Chanelle Chu, Oscar Ortega, and Aastha Prakash November 11, 2020
For centuries, indigenous people have been wrongfully displaced and decimated by European encroachment, disease, and forced assimilation. The atrocities of colonization and genocide have uprooted indigenous civilizations, leaving lasting impressions on today’s native peoples. 

How can you help?

November 11, 2020

Although the current situation may seem bleak, now is not the time to turn a blind eye. We have an opportunity now to correct the course of American treatment of indigenous peoples. Donate to programs...

Now: Local Tribal Lands under Siege

November 11, 2020

These historical injustices suffered by the indigenous people of California have translated into modern forms of discriminatory practices. The land ownership rights of indigenous communities, for example,...

Inequities in the SATs

Inequities in the SATs

Anika Chatradhi, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
The current situation with the global pandemic raises many concerns regarding how inequity, privilege, and other factors affect standardized testing and college admission in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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