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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

The Elephant of Santa Ana

Peterson just completed his first portrait of the year for his organization Faces of Santa Ana. Jonathan Pope, a man in his mid-30’s, suffering from intense acid-reflux and currently living in a…

Navigating Spaces as a Black Trans Woman

Violence and discrimination against transgender individuals has only increased in recent years. Having experienced numerous losses among friends, Miliana Singh tells stories of the cycle that trans women in her community faced,…
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