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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If You Condemn Trump, You Have to Condemn Modi

All eyes were recently on Delhi as farmers who have been protesting unfair agricultural legislation for weeks hoisted the Nishan Sahib, or Sikh triangular flag, up outside the Red Fort. Violence followed as protesters took to the streets and clashed with Delhi police, who brought with them lathis (large wooden sticks) and tear gas. But…

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A Pandemic Year in Reflection

Featured Illustration: Kelly Malka A year into the pandemic — words we never thought we would say, hear, or live through. It’s almost comical to think about how quickly we originally thought quarantine would be over. The last year has been immensely difficult for us all, in whatever capacity that may be. We have all…

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A History of Silence

Featured Image: Corbis/Getty Images As a young child growing up in Cape Town, I knew that the minstrel carnival my parents took us to each new year and the songs sung by the Malay choirs had something to do with slavery. It certainly wasn’t something that we learned about during history lessons at school and…

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One Year of a Pandemic – Will 2021 Bring Normalcy?

Featured Illustration: Kelly Marcelle Malka It’s nearing a year since quarantine has started going into effect in several states across the country. A year of mask-wearing, test-taking, COVID party shaming, and much more. This past year has been filled with loss, grief, adaptability, and uncertainty. But one thing is certain: things will never be the…

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Women at the End of the World

Featured Image: Robert Koorenny Ever since I was young, I’ve been aware of the environment’s fragility and how acute disturbances could elicit monumental changes. I credit most of this consciousness to natural disaster flicks, as juvenile and nonsensical as it seems. To maintain suspense and entertainment, these movies often speed up the severity of threats…

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National Day of Protest: End Indefinite and Arbitrary Detention of Refugees

Images from the National Day of Protest in Melbourne, Australia on March 5, 2021. Use arrows above to navigate through the slideshow. Supporters rallied outside State Library Victoria to demand the government put an end to the indefinite and arbitrary detention of refugees. Known for its hard-line immigration policy and internationally criticised treatment of those…

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My Grandma’s Story Stuck Abroad: International Travel Amidst a Pandemic

Featured Image: Edho Pratama When my grandmother, her sister, and her mother left Canada in the early weeks of 2020, they aimed to fulfill Gayra Nani’s (great-grandmother’s) final wishes. She was battling the final stages of breast cancer and at 99 years old, her condition only continued to worsen. She longed to spend time in…

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How Do We Create Social Impact?

Featured Illustration: Heart Design Studio I’m from Dhaka, a city known to be crowded, congested, and buzzing with ambition. I’ve always felt deeply connected to my home, its colorful characters, and truly believed in its potential to be the greatest place on Earth. At the time, we lived in a gated community surrounded by evergreen…

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