If you've been watching the news at all in the past few weeks, you've seen the coverage of Facebook, but if you haven't, it's not good. What sparked national outrage this past month was the testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, who spoke before Congress and alleged that the company knowingly harmed children, specifically teenage … Continue reading Facebook: Media Giant Under Fire
Standing Against Asian American Hate Crimes
Last week, 8 women of Asian descent were the targets of a hate crime in Atlanta, Georgia. While horrifying, xenophobia and discrimination against Asians is not a new phenomenon. It is deeply embedded in the history of our country. It was even written into the very laws of our land. The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act … Continue reading Standing Against Asian American Hate Crimes
Helping Revere’s Hungry
Coronavirus is putting a bit of a crimp in everyone's volunteering plans. Social distancing can make it difficult to give our communities the service they need. But even though it's tough, there are ways you can still make a difference in quarantine. This past weekend, my mother and I were able to help bag food … Continue reading Helping Revere’s Hungry
Thank you, teachers!
Everyone is under a lot of stress right now, but we need to remember to appreciate the hard work that our teachers are putting into helping us learn under these difficult circumstances. They have had no training and almost no time to prepare for moving their curriculum online, and yet they have still been there … Continue reading Thank you, teachers!
Struggling to Find Something to Do in Quarantine?
In Massachusetts, school has officially been cancelled for the rest of the year. I, for one, had been holding out hope that we might go back, so I had avoided doing any long term scheduling for my time. Not anymore. Just because we aren't in school doesn't mean that we have an excuse to become … Continue reading Struggling to Find Something to Do in Quarantine?