The Pandemic Labor Shortage Myth: Why Workers Are Resigning

Featured Illustration: Boston University The pandemic has created what many have signaled as a labor shortage. However, there cannot be a labor shortage — only exploitation and people have reached their limit of it. During the pandemic, many people have found several alternatives to earning income or joining other industries due to their employment being…

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Racial Abuse Towards Black Footballers: A Country’s Passion Reveals Its Bigotry

Featured Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images, A mural of the England forward Marcus Rashford was defaced in Manchester. On Sunday the 11th of July 2021, every football fan anticipated with excitement the last game of the UEFA European Football Championship 2020: England vs Italy. My English friends kept bragging about every English win so far (as…

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A Year of Isolation Makes Way For Anxious Girl Summer

Featured Image: Podessto/Shutterstock Nobody’s happier than I am that this summer will mark our gradual return to pre-pandemic life. I ought to tell you this before I go on to tell you that my infinite gratitude and excitement is peppered (heavily) with nerves. Because the world going back to normal means I have three months…

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Public Support Dichotomy: You Can’t Stand With Palestine While Silent on West PH Sea Dispute

Featured Image: The Seattle Globalist Recently, Filipinos backed the Palestinian community after the hashtag #FreePalestine was widely shared online, sprouting various protests exposing the condition of Palestinian dissidents fighting for freedom. The movement spread fast in various states — drawing support across countries, including the Philippines. Nevertheless, contrary to Filipinos’ loud protests to support the…

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Muslims Mobilize to Boycott Israeli Dates During Ramadan

Featured Illustration: Soufeina Tuffix We are nearing the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Our religious holiday as Muslims is trademarked by dates; the sweet, fleshy fruit that we break our fasts with every evening. With that consumption comes a dirty little secret — many of us are (unknowingly) eating dates that support human…

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A Push(cart) to the Right Direction

Featured Image: Anjo Lapresca The school bus I rode to get home when I still had onsite classes was nearly a decade old. Hence, it was unsurprising to encounter more than a fair share of bumps in the road. One of the most notable instances involved the said bus being rendered immobile in a dusty,…

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Featured Image: Nathan Dumlao Derek Chauvin is Guilty of second-degree murder Guilty of third-degree murder And guilty of second-degree manslaughter. Are the first words I wake up to This ugly truth I always knew But they wrapped up under that statement It was one bad apple Asking, What was George Floyd doing? As if it…

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1 Pulitzer, A Hundred Dead

Featured Image: Tyler Franta It was the last week of the semestral break when the first breakdown (supposedly) for the next term transpired. I sat on the edge of my bed with my laptop in my lap — crying over my early preparation for my undergraduate thesis for journalism. I stared at my laptop’s wallpaper…

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