Working During a Pandemic: Hazardous or Not?

*Editors note: Names and places have been changed for privacy and safety reasons*   Hours before the sun rises Andres Ino is already up and moving, preparing for the long day ahead of him. He has kept this schedule for years and is used to a quiet house…

Here Is Our Stance: Black Lives Matter

It was a shot heard across the world, the death of George Floyd that is. It was a fire that ignited the frustration of thousands, even millions. And yet this frustration is one that has been brewing for hundreds of years. Time and time again, we see another…

College Students Filing for Unemployment

  In the United States, there are over 30 million people who have filed for unemployment because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In California, all you need to file a claim is to be totally or partially unemployed, unemployed through no fault of your own, physically able to work,…

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…

UC Workers Strike Back

Chatting and chuckling in between hydrating and wiping the sweat perched upon their brows, the assemblage of protestors hide from the sun’s overbearing rays under a tent and form a circle to reflect on their day of striking that had begun that dawn. Megaphones and picket signs lie…

Opinion | Legal Encampments: A Tool in the Arsenal of Solutions to End OC Homelessness

Despite being considered inhumane by many housing advocates, legal encampments can be a valuable tool in the arsenal of solutions to end homelessness. …

Struggling to Find Solace

Undocumented workers are people who do not have the required legal documentation to work in the country they are in. Without legal documentation, they can be deported because of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Undocumented workers in the U.S. are faced with challenges on a daily…

What Is the Real Cost of a Strawberry?

We top our açaí bowls with strawberries and slather our corn cobs with butter, but rarely consider the real cost of getting those foods to our plates. Most Americans do not think twice about where their food comes from. As a nation, we are more disconnected from our…

Photo-essay: Women Marching Into a Promising New Year

Pictured are images of the 2019 Los Angeles Women's March from January 19th, a demonstration that attracted thousands of attendees with their signs and flags voicing concerns with issues against women. The march carried themes of empowerment and asserting the demands of women all over California and the…

Faces and Voices of the 2019 Women’s March

For many, attending the annual Women's March last January was the right way to set off the new year with hope and enthusiasm. Thousands of people from all backgrounds in LA County and across the state came together to demonstrate in Downtown LA on pressing women's issues at…