Asian American Attacked for Keeping People Safe

As protests prevail throughout the country, no race or ethnicity is safe, whether through being assaulted or insulted. Racism and discrimination is just as prevalent now as ever and even after riots and protests begging for change in the country, their pleas have not been answered. In fact, just recently, an Asian American was verbally…

Times Are Strange. Write a Book.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is coming up in November. The event challenges participants to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Call me crazy but I’m just going to throw this out there. We’re living in very strange times. When we’re struggling with uncertainty, we tend to cling to the faniliar. It totally…

Dereliction of Duty

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc and destruction both to the economy and to the physical and mental well-being of populations around the world, the United States stands peculiarly detached from the global response.  While the containment of the virus is an incredibly complex and unprecedented problem facing virtually every country, the almost…

Its a Mad, Mad World

The time for reckoning seems to be on the doorstep of each one of us. Never have we seen such chaos, and ever changing landscapes as we have in 2020. People are fed up, done, and half the country is calling for answers and change. The other half is desperate to get “back to normal”…

Russian vaccine shows promise, prestigious scientific journal says

The coronavirus vaccine dubbed Sputnik 5 by Russian President Vladimir Putin shows promise. Originally greeted with wide skepticism when Putin announced it in August, the vaccine showed a strong immune response in recent tests. The British scientific journal The Lancet reports that the vaccine appears to be both effective and safe. The safety issue is…

Opinion: Republicans lie about Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic

Halfway through the first night of this year’s Republican National Convention, Natalie Harp, a member of the Trump Campaign’s advisory board, made a bold statement. “Just imagine what 2020 would have looked like, fighting for your life without Donald Trump fighting for it, too.” This moment is indicative of a recurring theme in the RNC…

Over 97,000 Student Are Infected Of Coronavirus In United States

According to a CNN report, over 97,000 students have tested positive for coronavirus for the last 2 weeks of July in the U.S. it no joke that the coronavirus is a lethal virus which can get contracted easily. Young age groups are now more known to be prone to this virus. This might turn into…

The Case for Non-Masking

Randy Weeks             Last week I was on a cross-country domestic flight from Tennessee to California. A pilot who was dead-heading wore a mask below the nose the entire way. There were several discussions between the pilot and an attendant, but the attendant either failed to ask the pilot to wear the mask properly, or…

How did we get here with Covid-19?

What went wrong with the handling of Coronavirus? At the beginning of this year we all had so many hopes and aspirations. 2020 was going to be the year that had to be so much better than 2019. But then March hit and the rest is history. Not wanting to go over the history over…

What the MLB’s Struggle With Coronavirus Means for the NFL

Yesterday, as many as fourteen individuals within the Miami Marlins baseball team tested positive for the coronavirus, resulting in the postponement of three games within just the first week of the MLB season. The outbreak within the Marlins organization is not only problematic for baseball, but it also bodes poorly for the NFL as they…

Nurses in Crisis: Coronavirus is Taking its Toll on our Nurses

Last year nurses were really excited about 2020 being the year of the Nurse. It is Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, and there would be lots of great opportunities to honor her and all nurses. Fast forward to pandemic mode, where all celebrations are off the table, and nurses are knee deep in ever changing policies…

How Colleges in America are going about the Fall Semester

When it comes to higher education, the matter of going about the fall semester seems to be one that is approached differently by each college/university. While there are some colleges that have already decided to remain physically closed for the fall semester, others are pursuing different ideas. Harvard University is one of only 8% of…

Good Cause: why isn’t fear of COVID-19 a valid excuse to refuse work?

As of June 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 11.1% of American civilians were unemployed. This is the largest percentage of unemployed Americans since June of 2000. The cause, of course, is the unprecedented global pandemic known as COVID-19. Countless businesses were forced to close their doors in an attempt to slow…

Weight gain during Coronavirus Pandemic

People who start college always talk about weight gain and dub it the freshman fifteen. During this time at home, I noticed I and the people around me were gaining some weight. Was it stress, was it boredom? With the pandemic, I deemed it the quarantine fifteen. I decided to do a little anonymous survey…

To School Or Not To School

Well my, my, how the turns have tabled. Talk of kids going back to school are heating up in my city, as the public schools are supposed to return in just two weeks. My own kids are supposed to go back a week after that. It seems to be an either-or situation at the moment….

For Your Eyes Only: Does personal style matter in quarantine?

I’ve always wondered whether I dress for myself or for others.  Getting dressed is a personal ritual, and yet the end result is meant for another’s gaze. Tiny nuances that typically escape notice are placed under a magnifying glass so as to avoid critique. The Gucci loafers with the golden horsebit accents can not, under…

Coronavirus: Statistics Being Doctored

Florida is seeing a record number of COVID cases, and many of the Intensive Care Units (ICU) there are now heading towards capacity. Just two months ago, the cases seemed to be going down and Governor DeSantis was eager to claim victory and re-open Florida. But were cases really down? According to scientist Dr. Rebekah…