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…

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…

MI CASA ES SU CASA: How Casa Youth Shelter is a Place of Home and New Beginnings

On a regular day, many pass the homeless on their way to the local coffee shop or night class and do little more than cast a sympathetic glance their way or, at times, even offer a few dollars as solace. This is the extent to which many interact…

Opinion | Universal Basic Income: Why the most popular solution to automation-driven problems fails in the long-run

There seems to be little doubt now; the forces of automation are presenting a catastrophe of major job losses for huge swathes of the working class within the near future. This could put untenable amounts of people on the streets looking for work, unless some sort of welfare…

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.…

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. …