Celebrities posing next to orphans in Cambodia. Groups of tourists teaching English to students in Costa Rica. Teens digging wells in Kenya. Especially among social media users, the voluntourism industry — where tourists travel to foreign countries to volunteer and “improve” the conditions of that place — has become increasingly enticing. People are constantly found […]Read More How Problematic is voluntourism?
Living in our Silicon Valley bubble, our presumptions of climate change and how it affects our lives are drastically different from reality. In the summer, the temperature soars over one hundred degrees Fahrenheit, while in the winter time, there’s a shortened ski season due to less snowpackRead More A Climate Crisis is Very Real and Very Near
Netflix recently released “The Kissing Booth 2,” and just like the first installment of the series, it attracted a large audience of eager romantic comedy fans. The movie, although predictable and similar to other American rom-coms, was actually more enjoyable than anticipated. This article focuses on the romantic relationships of “The Kissing Booth 2” and the commonalities between other rom-coms.Read More ‘The Kissing Booth 2’: More to Rom-coms Than Just Love and Laughter
Just three years ago, I was constantly upset with my sister. Sometimes, she was nosy and condescending. But other times, when I needed a bit of sisterly love, she was off to boarding school again. Most families think of college as the moment their child leaves home; but for me, college was bringing my sister […]Read More A Reflection on “Together.”
70,000 killers ready to strike at any moment. My 8 year old self knew better than to mess with the new colony my dad brought home. Once, a rogue worker pinched me while I was running in the backyard with my sister. I cried as my mom pulled the stinger from my shaking leg. Soon […]Read More A Reflection On “What the Honeybees Showed Me”
As you drive along the highways and inner roads of the Bay Area, the juxtaposition is jarring. Tall office buildings with bright company logos shine onto dilapidated tents and shelters unfit for anyone to stay in. With the continued expansion of high tech companies, the problem of wealth disparity intensifies. However, in order to understand […]Read More The Tech Trap