Opinion | How Hollywood Gets Poverty All Wrong

The issue of poverty existing as a major taboo in American society is neither a secret nor a surprise. Keen on preserving the illusion of the “American Dream,” American mainstream media strategically chooses to steer clear of the topic of poverty altogether. This national fear of undermining our…

A FRESH Start: Student-Initiated Food Pantry Aims to End Hunger Insecurity at UCI

Opening a little over a year ago, UC Irvine’s FRESH Basic Needs Hub is center that houses the on campus food pantry which provides students with necessities to help those struggling from food insecurity. From its humble beginnings as just two shelves inside of the Student Outreach and…

As Reno Grows, So Could Its Homeless Population

Even though it seems beneficial when cities grow and large companies take residence, the current residents reap the losses. …

A Change for the Worse: Homelessness and Climate Change

In winter, most people can simply put on their coats, dawn their beanies, and endure weather with relative ease. In summer, air conditioning and easy access to hydration make the heat a mostly irrelevant issue. But for the homeless, these everyday climates can become a lethal problem.…

Behind project FloodRISE and its efforts to mitigate disaster from flooding

FloodRISE is a program that predicts high-risk flooding areas. The program works with communities to present residents in Southern California and low-income communities world-wide with information to aid their survival. Helena CarlsonHelena Carlson is the editor-in-chief of InSight Magazine and a UC Irvine student studying literary journalism and software…

Where have all the Dunites gone?

A story of poverty and influence in California.…

More than just a Box of Cereal

According to a study by UC Berkeley professor Sara Goldrick-Rab, approximately 42% of UC students report food insecurity. …

The Dreamers of UCI: Who Are They?

Imagine living in the United States for as long as you could remember. You’ve always considered yourself an American, a part of the only place you call home. Now, you wake up and realize you’re being deported to an unfamiliar place.…

Orange County’s Invisible Traffic(k)

Fictitious Hollywood versions of sex crimes divert from the true nature of it. Movies normally portray women as shameless, lacking in self-worth and serving as a scapegoat for society. In narration, these people litter the streets of downtown urban ghettos, but never affluent areas such as Irvine, California.…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…Recover

335,000 people in Orange County are facing food insecurity each month. Among them is J.C. Rairan, a construction worker from Lake Forest recently out of work.  …