Current Events

Pride Month and Its History

Pride Month is celebrated around the world every June. It is dedicated to celebrating LGBT communities and highlighting their stories and voices. In June, people come together to celebrate love, acceptance and equality for all, raise awareness of gay rights, and acknowledge the struggle that many LGBT communities still experience. Under normal circumstances, Pride Month […]

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Current Events

COVID-19 Vaccine Technology and Development

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and its fast spread around the world meant that pharmaceutical companies and researchers were scrambling to manufacture a vaccine to be distributed worldwide. Despite technology being highly advanced, developing the vaccine was a hard task for some of the top companies. Taking into account the trial times prior to […]

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Current Events

The Olympics 2021 Debate

There are roughly 100 days to go until the Tokyo Olympics, but there has been fanfare on whether or not the games should continue because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus has proved fatal and Japan is struggling to contain the virus. Furthermore, a surge in cases has erupted in major countries around the world, […]

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Current Events

The Aftermath of Fukushima

It has been 10 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but Japan is still dealing with the aftermath of an incident with such longstanding effects. The disaster released radioactive materials into the surrounding environment and generated high amounts of toxic waste. The Japanese government recently announced that they would be releasing 1 million tons of […]

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Current Events

The Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccines

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that pharmaceutical companies were scrambling to make a vaccine for public use, especially within a much shorter time frame than usual. After a few months of clinical trials and testing, multiple companies from around the world released vaccines. In the past few months, many countries have begun […]

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Pop Culture

The Lack of Diversity in Disney

Even though many of us think of Disney films fondly and nostalgically, it’s hard to deny that Disney has a lack of diversity. Historically, Disney has showcased racial caricatures in its films and perpetuated negative stereotypes. Although some movies feature prominent characters of color, people of color are still severely underrepresented. As one of the […]

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Current Events

Women’s History Month

Throughout history, women have been silenced, oppressed, and marginalized. The patriarchal society that many countries live in means that history is almost always written by men. Women have had a profound impact on history and their roles should not be downplayed. In more recent centuries, women have started to take the spotlight as many notable […]

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Pop Culture

Sia’s New Movie and the Possibly Ableist Implications

Popular singer Sia has recently come under fire because of her new movie ‘Music,’ which tokenizes autistic people and is inherently ableist. In her directorial debut with this film, Sia clearly demonstrated her ableist tendencies through her casting decision of non-disabled dancer Maddie Ziegler in the title role and the negative and unrealistic portrayal of […]

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Current Events

The Rise of Hate Crimes Against the Asian Community

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a rise in anti-Asian racism. Racism against Asians is more or less normalized in Western society. Many societies are inherently xenophobic, but the pandemic further exacerbated it. As many world leaders blamed COVID-19 on Asia, citizens have followed suit and launched hate crimes against the […]

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Current Events, Politics

The Asian Democratic Decline

Recent decades have witnessed the decline of democracy around the world as more and more countries have turned to more populist regimes. The political regimes of many Asian countries changed in the 20th century in the post-war period and voting was introduced for the very first time. However, Asia has never fully embraced democracy like […]

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