There are an innumerable number of issues that need our attention in the world. Poverty, gender inequality, and human trafficking all require devoted resources, campaigns, and activists in order to combat, and hopefully, alleviate them. One growing area that is steadily becoming more important to citizens around the world is within the field of gerontology. Commonly overlooked, … [Read more...] about Older, but not Under
One of my earliest memories is from when I was four years old, when my mom asked me if I wanted to play piano. All her friends were signing up their kids for either violin or piano lessons, and it seemed like it would be a good idea for me to do it as well. I said yes. Asian “tiger” parents forcing their kids to play an instrument is a well-known stereotype, … [Read more...] about Universities’ Problem with “Asianness”
Mercy Corps was established in 1979 as “Save the Refugees Fund,” a task force created by Dan O’Neill in response to Cambodian refugees fleeing their war-torn and genocide ridden country. The organization quickly raised over $1 million in donations to provide aid and security to thousands of Cambodians in need, thus helping them face formidable challenges and move toward a … [Read more...] about “Have Mercy!”
As all of us Trojans gear up for spring break next week, there is excitement in the air along with animated discussion of who’s doing what. For me, I have the great honor and pleasure to be traveling to Thailand's renowned cities Bangkok and Chiang Mai through a fully-funded scholarship with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (thank you to prosperous … [Read more...] about Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
The world is full of wide-reaching nonprofits, new social enterprises, and global leaders. Organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch serve as watchdogs for the world, scouring nations for human rights violations and crimes against humanity. However, as valuable as these expansive organizations are, it would be a shame to forget or overlook the … [Read more...] about School on Wheels