Coronavirus and the economy

During previous global financial crises—not to say they are a frequent occurrence—emerging markets have continued to bolster the world’s economy. For instance, manufacturing powerhouses like China and India have registered high growth in such times. However, the Coronavirus crisis has forced every economy into crisis. This eliminates the possibility of an export-driven recovery; instead, the U.S. must focus on addressing …

An open letter to Asian-Americans during COVID-19: Opinion

SUNSET PARK, NY — Last Sunday night, surveillance footage captured a 39-year-old Asian woman being blitz-attacked with acid spray by an unknown perpetrator outside her Brooklyn home. She was left with second-degree chemical burns on her neck, back, shoulder, and face, the NYPD reports. I’ll admit, amongst the chaos and tragedy surrounding global health today, the first thing that comes …

Urban Sprawl: A brief history of the causes and effects of the expansion of our cities.

A sad yet realistic look into LA's urban sprawl catastrophe

LOS ANGELES – For all it’s glitz and glamour, the city of angels isn’t as revered as its residents may believe. Along with the celebrities, weather, and unique laid-back aura, Los Angeles is perhaps more infamously known nationwide for its dreaded urban sprawl. Compared with cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Washington, which boast tight city centers and …

Welcome

In a society plagued with a laundry list of social issues, corrupt organizations, and a slew of extremism on both sides of the aisle, it’s no secret that American politics are…messy. Over the past few years, we have become a country more at odds with itself than ever before. Bipartisan affairs have become a matter of neighbor against neighbor, friend …