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The Irregular Pace of Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution

The Irregular Pace of Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution

Article by Ryne Hisada May 17, 2021

Coronavirus vaccine distribution in any given country varies widely for a variety of reasons, often not limited to simple affordability. This is especially apparent in the fact that only 1% of Japanese...

The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Article by Tei Kim, Writer May 17, 2021

On April 12, Israeli police barricaded the Damascus Gate Plaza in East Jerusalem, a popular gathering place for Palestinians during Ramadan and one of the only centers of Palestinian life in Jerusalem....

The War For Myanmar’s Future

The War For Myanmar’s Future

Article by JonJon Wang May 13, 2021

Since February of 2021, over 500 people have been murdered in Myanmar. Located in Southeast Asia, the once peaceable country is currently suffering from mass protests, violent crackdowns, and government...

College Admissions During a Pandemic

College Admissions During a Pandemic

Article by Maia Macek, Writer May 3, 2021

In recent weeks, college decisions have been released, leading to an eruption of emotions from seniors around the world. While the depth of joy and sorrow might not be so different from previous years,...

Behind This Year’s Early Sakura Bloom

Behind This Year’s Early Sakura Bloom

Article by Ryne Hisada April 29, 2021

Sakura: For many here in Japan, they symbolize impermanence, spring, and a new school year. Upon viewing a sakura tree in full bloom, we appreciate nature and its wondrous beauty. The sakura schedule in...

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: One More Disease Plaguing America

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: One More Disease Plaguing America

Article by Kokoro Igawa, Writer April 28, 2021

On April 14, 2020, a man in Texas was charged for the stabbing of an Asian-American family—including two children ages two and six. The attacker claimed he did it because he thought they were “Chinese...

Biden’s Stimulus Bill

Biden’s Stimulus Bill

Article by JonJon Wang April 12, 2021

A year since the pandemic began, the U.S. is suffering from the worst recession since the Great Depression. Over 14 million citizens have been left unemployed, with at least 100,000 businesses shut down....

An Update on the Khashoggi Case

An Update on the Khashoggi Case

Article by Aryaman Singh April 12, 2021

On February 26, 2021 the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a four-page document assessing the role of the Saudi Government in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi....

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands Safely on the Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands Safely on the Red Planet

Article by Ren Topping March 2, 2021

The screen fades from black as the heat shield that protects the payload from the friction of the atmosphere is separated from the rocket and drops away. For a moment, the reflection from the inner belly...

Protest is in the Air

Protest is in the Air

Article by Ryne Hisada February 16, 2021

Protests are demonstrations of opposition. They empower the voiceless, and exist as a basic human right. Protests exist when there is conflict — where there is a protest, there is a problem.  In...

Coming of Age in Pandemic Times

Coming of Age in Pandemic Times

Article by Anna Armstrong February 3, 2021

The second Monday of every January is a day of celebration in Japan. It is Seijin-no-Hi, or Coming of Age Day (seijin 成人 meaning adult, and hi 日 meaning day). This public holiday celebrates those...

Ice Cream Trucks and Nightclubs: The Frontiers of Vaccine Distribution

Ice Cream Trucks and Nightclubs: The Frontiers of Vaccine Distribution

Article by Sena Chang February 1, 2021

New vessels of vaccine distribution may become mini-hospitals soon.  Last Friday, New York City mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang presented his policy prescription for the efficient transportation and administering...

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