ALEXANDER SMITH WRITES — I found myself on a plane home just two days after LMU announced it was closing down campus and moving to virtual learning. However, home for me was not the usual house or apartment, it was a hotel in downtown Houston. My dad has been in the hospitality business…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: THE SUITE LIFE TURNED SOUR
SKYLER GALLARZAN WRITES — Last week, I had sent a text to my grandma and grandpa: “Hi Mama and Papa, I am sure you have been seeing the attacks that have been happening to Asian Americans in the news lately, especially older citizens. I just wanted to let you know…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: PROTECT OUR GRANDPARENTS. STOP ASIAN HATE.
KEVIN SHON WRITES — March 19, 2020 was like a never-ending state of confusion. Classes were online. People were fighting over toilet paper at Costco. Sporting events, concerts and festivals were put on hold. There was no traffic in Los Angeles. Fast-forward to April 2021, I own five different CDC-approved…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: PFIZER BOOSTS MY HOPES, BUT CAN THE COUNTRY RECOVER?
SARAH SHARPE WRITES — How did we get here? It is September of 2020. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that this has been one of the most challenging years of my life. It feels as though everything has gone awry, and I know there is still more…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: UPS AND DOWNS OF 2020, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
SARAH SHARPE WRITES — It is the evening of July 20th in the year of 2020. I am just getting home from my evening walk, about to watch the nightly news and catch up on my studies. I’ve done this same routine nearly every night for the past three months.…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: EDUCATION IS A PRIVILEGE
NICHOLAS A. HORAB WRITES — Coronavirus has exposed the split nature of Americans. On one side – the neurotic, or the part of America that’s been deprived of their livelihood. The most obvious among them, aside from the infected, are small business owners, service industry workers, and even students. The…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: A GENERAL THEORY OF THE CRISIS
EMILY CAPOUYA WRITES – Everyday, I hear the same thing: “ Coronavirus is getting worse,” or “Are you practicing social distancing?” From the White House to local government, people have been mandated to stay home and self quarantine. Every day I ask myself if it is worth it. I am…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: DO YOUR PART
NAJLA ALWAQAYAN WRITES – From localized disease to global pandemic, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has revealed how some governments are capable of protecting their citizens—and how some are not. China took this pandemic very seriously during its early stages and has, as a result, successfully contained it. On the…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: ‘I HAVE NEVER BEEN PROUDER TO BE A KUWAITI’
ASHLEY FLORES WRITES – COVID-19 is like an ex-boyfriend you’d try to avoid at all cost, but somehow can’t get rid of. He’s persistent and insists on being part of your life. . Who does he think he is? He’s serious, he’s not a joker, and he’s breaking my heart.…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: FAMILY VALUES, AND LIVES, PUT TO THE TEST
DANIEL ZAND WRITES – The COVID-19 outbreak has created what I refer to as a pause in the world. Schools are closed, many businesses have shut down, and we all are under lockdown staying at home. The stock market is dropping as well as our economy, and it is all…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: COVID-19 AND THE WORLDWIDE PAUSE
KE SHEN WRITES – It has been a good while since the coronavirus broke out in the United States. Thankfully, I feel healthy. This is a unique time in that people around the world are actually united in facing one severe issue. It is not like climate change, with some…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: HUMOR IN A TIME OF HORROR
DANIEL ZAND WRITES – New efforts to contain COVID-19 are being enacted because on Wednesday, March 25, three new cases of the Coronavirus occurred. This is the largest increase ever experienced in one day within Singapore. And the feel uptick continues. Singapore has created new social distancing punishments. Coming…Full Article SINGAPORE: JAIL TIME FOR BREAKING SOCIAL DISTANCING LAWS
ROSE RTEIMEH WRITES – This crisis has not affected or compromised my necessities, such as housing and food, which I am beyond grateful for, but it has ripped away the futurity of my last semester as an undergrad student. I feel robbed of my final semester to soak in as…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: ‘THIS IS THE TIME TO BE INTROSPECTIVE…’
JAEWON LEE WRITES – It is undoubtedly clear that the COVID-19 outbreak led to nothing but a series of unfortunate events that stripped away my fantasies of life after the Air Force. Just as my mandatory military service was nearing its end, my discharge ceremony was canceled, I could not…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: MURPHY’S LAW SAYS …
ANNALISA DEL VECCHIO WRITES – I am an international student, a senior studying at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. I am Italian, and my roommate is Chinese. We share mutual sentiments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in our home countries. After the initial lockdown announcement in Los Angeles, we purchased…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: TO ITALY, WITH LOVE
STUART MULJADI WRITES — “The day the earth stood still” is the best way to describe the past couple of weeks. COVID-19 has divided countries, tanked economies and businesses and, worst of all, the virus has caused a shortage of the world’s supply of toilet paper. People’s daily lives are…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: MODERN HORROR SHOW – ‘THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL’