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
Diversity in the military is “emasculating”?
You may have thought after Ted Cruz's infamous trip to Mexico while his state was amidst power blackouts in the dead of winter, he'd have learned to be a little more conscious of his actions and words. Nope, you thought wrong. Last week, Cruz replied on Twitter to a video comparing an ad for the … Continue reading Diversity in the military is “emasculating”?
Disinformation: The Dangers of Online Trolls
Disinformation is a rampant problem in our democracy today, as demonstrated by the most recent presidential election. Hackers and trolls are present on almost every social media platform in use, and it is easy for many to fall victim to their lies and deceptions. You may be thinking, "I would never fall for that stuff. … Continue reading Disinformation: The Dangers of Online Trolls
The Ethnic Cleansing of the Uyghur Muslims
This week, I'd like to share an article I wrote for my school newspaper to give you a chance to learn more about what's happening in China right now: This past March, the Boston Latin School Topol Fellows hosted guest speakers to raise awareness about China’s ethnic cleansing of Uyghur Muslims. The idea for the … Continue reading The Ethnic Cleansing of the Uyghur Muslims
Don’t Count Yourself Out
Recently, I started a new job with the Judicial Youth Corps. Although it was originally supposed to be an in-person job in which I would intern at a courthouse in my city, thanks to COVID-19, it got moved entirely onto Zoom (thanks, corona!). However, my wonderful boss was able to adapt and make the online … Continue reading Don’t Count Yourself Out
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