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The Unread Initiative’s World in Our Eyes Podcast

Featuring hosts Jessica Yu and Allison Zheng, the World in Our Eyes Podcast will take you on an adventure from a different point of view on various topics ranging from politics to pop culture through the lens of two high schoolers looking to make a change in the world.

Episode 5: Current Events Talk on the Delta Variant and Racism in Sports The World In Our Eyes

The World in Our Eyes Podcast Episode 5 features hosts Brandon Sun and Kaitlyn Wang discussing the significance of COVID-19's Delta variant in the United States and the impacts of rising debates in the sports world. To keep up with The Unread Initiative, follow us on Instagram @theunreadinitiative or visit our website at
  1. Episode 5: Current Events Talk on the Delta Variant and Racism in Sports
  2. Episode 4: First-Generation Students in the United States
  3. Episode 3: The Continuation of Black Lives Matter and Mass Shootings in 2021
  4. Episode 2: Movements in Tandem and the Rise in AAPI Hate Crimes
  5. Episode 1: Current Events Talk on the Capitol Riots and COVID-19 Updates


Jessica Yu and Allison Zheng are both juniors in the Bay Area, California. As hosts of the Unread Initiative’s World in Our Eyes Podcast, they seek to become catalysts for change through their passions of journalism, activism, and more. Tune in to the podcast to listen to them discuss issues ranging from worldwide issues to interviews with guest speakers!

The World in Our Eyes Podcast is produced by Executive Director Kaitlyn Wang.

Jessica Yu

Allison Zheng

Climate Change Resultant – Recent Natural Disasters

Climate change, the long-term shift in global or regional climate patterns, has been a persisting global issue until today. This environmental issue has not only continued to influence the lives of millions, but also poses a huge threat to many species. Every year, there has been an increase in global temperatures, along with an increase…

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Texas’s Abortion Law

Recently, a  U.S. law has materialized, sparking debates globally about women’s rights and freedom. For countless women’s rights activists, who had believed they were making progress in blocking such laws from taking effect, this shocked them. On September 3rd, the U.S. Supreme Court enabled the law banning the majority of abortions to remain in effect,…

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The Obsession Over Constant Productivity

Let’s be honest, we are crazy about being productive all the time. Whether it be after a long, exhausting day at work or after restless weeks of studying for a final exam, we fight the strong urge to jump into our beds and get rest, because we remind ourselves that we would not be “productive.”…

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A Guide to Taxes, Voting and Civic Responsibilities

No matter where you are from, or what citizenship you have, there are a few duties and responsibilities that every person has. These include doing taxes, voting, and civic participation, including mandatory military service in certain countries. Even though the processes differ between each country, everyone should know the basic overview of their civic responsibilities.…

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