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One Year Later: The Atlanta Spa Shootings

One Year Later: The Atlanta Spa Shootings

A year ago, on March 16, 2021, a gunman entered three spas and shot and killed eight people, including six Asian women. Today, the Asian American community still grieves the lives of innocent people claimed by the Atlanta Spa shooting.
Sanjana Bhupathi and Yuli Choi April 17, 2022
Following the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 in America, there has been an increase in violent Anti-Asian hate crimes. Since the Atlanta spa shooting—one of many instances of an anti-Asian hate crime claiming the lives of multiple Asian people—the community is still trying to find ways to heal together. Organizations such as Stop Asian Hate still have a long way to go in achieving significant goals to reduce anti-Asian hate crimes, but activists are taking significant steps to spread awareness about America’s history of Sinophobia in its domestic policies, as well as its anti-Asian imperialist agenda.
Valley (Un)Fair

Valley (Un)Fair

Valley Fair’s new plan to charge customers (and yes, employees too!) for parking reveals Valley Fair’s insatiable appetite for money.
Terena Nguyen, Apprentice Editor April 16, 2022
What company has the gall to charge its employees for parking? Oh wait, it's our favorite shopping mall: Valley Fair. Infuriated by the $40 monthly parking fee, employees have been protesting the mall’s wage theft since February, but hope for free parking is now dwindling.

Caught in the Crossfire: The Civilian Flight from Ukraine

The flight from Ukraine through the eyes of one man there.
Emma Brown April 16, 2022
The war had displaced over 4.3 million Ukrainian civilians and resulted in the deaths of another 2,000 in less than two months of combat.
From Supply and Demand To a Demand For Change

From Supply and Demand To a Demand For Change

As the supply chain is disrupted and relief efforts fail, national prices are rapidly increasing—specifically affecting low-income consumers and small businesses.
Kriti Vamshidhar and Arushi Goyal April 16, 2022
A lack of commercial warehouse space and truck drivers has led to backlogs in the global supply chains which deliver critical goods to the United States—stoking federal inflation and shutting down businesses. Congress is looking to implement a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that could relieve burdens on low-income consumers.

Closing Doors to Education

Public schools are being shut down in large numbers throughout California. How will this impact racial and economic equity?
Anika Chatradhi and Alice Kang April 16, 2022
As schools continue to be shut down by COVID-19 restrictions, the minority groups have been disproportionately impacted as access and the quality of education decreases overall.
To Be Destroyed

To Be Destroyed

Oak Flat: the next sacred Indigenous land that is about to be destroyed for profit.
Olivia Wahl April 16, 2022
For thousands of years, the Apache natives have considered the Oak Flat area as a sacred place where they go to pray, seek personal cleansing, and hold religious ceremonies. Yet this holy land may soon be destroyed, replaced by a massive copper mine that would create more than a billion tons of toxic waste and countless health risks.
A History of CRS Rice Bowl at Mitty

A History of CRS Rice Bowl at Mitty

Over fourteen years, Campus Ministry has forged a strong relationship with CRS to introduce new programs while remaining a leader in old standbys.
Nicholas Corral April 16, 2022
Though the Rice Bowl may seem as central to the spirit of Archbishop Mitty as Monarch Madness, it actually wasn’t until 2008 that the program first appeared at Mitty.
When Disability Equates to Disposability

When Disability Equates to Disposability

Disabled people in the US have been forced to fend for themselves amidst an ineffective public health response that has continually disregarded their physical and mental well-being.
Adela Simka, Staff Editor February 22, 2022
COVID-19 places disabled people in a disproportionately dangerous situation due to heightened risk of serious illness or death, a lack of vital supplies and medicine, and vast inequities in access to health care. The American public health response has done little to dissuade their fears.
The Myth of a Rise in Crime

The Myth of a Rise in Crime

Sensationalized stories of crime are swaying the American public’s opinion of policing.
Roslyn Simka, Staff Writer February 21, 2022
You’ve probably seen the headlines. “Bay Area crime wave! Shoplifting at Walgreens!” “Theft at CVS!”—the list goes on and on. But not only are these headlines built off of manufactured narratives, they’re also weaponized by a lack of context.
Pushing Legislation, Not Just Celebration

Pushing Legislation, Not Just Celebration

Recent statements from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s children have sparked discussions on racial disenfranchisement in the United States.
Terena Nguyen and Arushi Goyal February 20, 2022
Voter restrictions have historically had a significant impact on Black and Brown communities, and these discriminatory laws continue to plague our democracy today. The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is proposed legislation that would restore sections of the historic Voting Rights Bill, prohibiting blatant discrimination in politics.
Divide by 435

Divide by 435

As reapportionment and redistricting again roll around, recent Supreme Court rulings and population shifts complicate the process.
Nicholas Corral, Staff Writer February 20, 2022
Drawing the boundary lines for congressional districts doesn’t happen in a vacuum, and legislators are powerfully motivated to manipulate these lines. By a practice called gerrymandering, these legislators are able to game the system so that their opponents' power is minimized, in turn maximizing their own.
Two Cents into Crypto Mining

Two Cents into Crypto Mining

Bitcoin: How could something so intangible have such a large environmental impact?
Anika Chatradhi and Alice Kang February 20, 2022
The growing trend of cryptocurrency mining could push global warming past its mark, but there may be ways to remediate this impact.
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