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…

The Voices of UCI

  “Parkwood apartments after living in Stanford Court for a year. I’m a full time nursing student so I rely on loans. It really just feels unfair seeing how other students are struggling to be able to worry about being in debt to housing especially when we’re all…

Resolving the Dangers of Food Insecurity During a Pandemic

Writer’s Note: During a pandemic, one of the lessons we learn is to value the hard work and selfless efforts of essential workers. They are truly heroic to sacrifice themselves during a time when we need them the most. Thank you to all Essential Workers at the FRESH…

A Cup of Coffee and A Danish

Editor’s note: This story was reported and written in the Fall of 2018. We have preserved the original story for the integrity of the piece. The Sheriffs Department of Santa Ana has transitioned to releasing inmates at 8am now. …
Photo taken by Yessy Camacho

The Time to Care

  By Óscar Fernando García This article was supposed to be about the contract win between American Federation of State, County and Municipal employees (AFSCME), the union that represents the 16,000 patient care and 10,000 service workers employed by the University of California and the UC system. But…

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.…