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Are Unpaid Internships Exploitative to College Students?

Written by Daisy Murguia I was browsing through Twitter one afternoon when I noticed a tweet that said, “Unpaid internships should be illegal” repeated seven times. The tweet reached over 80,000 retweets. If you search “Unpaid internships should be illegal” in the Twitter browser, you’ll find thousands of…

A Sense of Discontent – A letter from the Editor

On January 20, 2020 the Center for Disease Control reported its first known case of the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV2. The patient was a 35 year old man who had recently traveled to Wuhan, China to visit family. With the acknowledgement that the virus had made its way to…

Food Insecurity is Real, Especially Amongst Our Students

Written by Akane Okumura For college students, food is an essential fuel that not only nourishes the body, but also the mind. A nutritious and balanced meal can be a great aid to a student, not only for the strenuous struggles of their classes, but as energy for…

The Existential Dread of Completing Financial Aid Forms

Written by Christina Kevorkov For a high school senior or a newly-admitted college student, the FAFSA or Free Application for Student Aid is a government form that determines someone’s eligibility for receiving financial aid to usually cover the annual fees of baccalaureate/undergraduate degree.  While their federal website confidently…

Beacon On a Hill: How This Shelter Is Transforming Young Lives

Written by Óscar Fernando García A cluster of cozily set houses on 17th Street in Santa Ana blend into the surrounding neighborhood. Had I been strolling through, I probably wouldn’t have given a second glance at Mary’s Path, a shelter for young mothers and their children. I wouldn’t…

Working Wardrobes

As a student-run local publication based in Irvine, InSight Magazine focuses on bringing awareness to educate, engage, and inspire change. We are saddened to report that a fire recently burned down the nonprofit organization Working Wardrobes‘ headquarters in Irvine.  Working Wardrobes is a career development nonprofit organization that…

Blurring the Lines Between Business and Community

Written by Daisy Murguia Laughter, chatter, and the smell of french toast fill Toast Kitchen and Bakery, a restaurant in Costa Mesa. The tables are an earthy woody tone, and there are flower arrangements on almost every table. The restaurant is inviting but easy to miss since it…

Debunking the Notion of Individual Agency in Structural Poverty

Written by Salaar Maghazeh One may often witness how our society bemoans the supposed laziness or individual ineptitude of those in poverty, citing individual choices as the reason for their destitute conditions. As ammo for what is essentially “f**k the poor” in perhaps more elegant and elaborate form,…

That was four or more months ago

Written by Lori Sinanian Did the title of this piece catch your attention because you were wondering what happened four months ago? Did you notice the word “or” in the title, and felt the unsure connotation it brought of whether or not it was actually around four months…

Life Behind Bars: Before, During, and the Aftermath

Written by Jenny Le For both current college students and recent college graduates, such as Nicholas Gardner, the future seems unceasingly nebulous and daunting. We are all familiar with the classic concerns and goals, the ones that the average college student makes morbid jokes about on the regular,…
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