The Epitaph

A nation divided against itself cannot survive

Although there are many afflictions spreading across the country, Trump is tearing it apart.

By Miya Liu

June 3, 2020

Our country is currently living through the COVID-19 pandemic together. Regardless, we seem to be growing apart.  Throughout America’s history, tragedies have brought the country closer together. From the Orlando nightclub shooting to the 9/11 terror attacks, the humanity in our communities is brought...

U.S. response to COVID-19 leaves people slipping through the gaps

As seen in the infographic above, millionaires earn - on average - 430 times as much as ordinary American citizens.

By Dan Penalosa

June 3, 2020

A month ago, the bipartisan stimulus package grabbed national headlines. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) guaranteed paid sick leave and free testing, while the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was hailed as the largest relief bill in American history as the bill expanded unemployment benefits to individuals impacted by the coronavirus.   ...

The toxic reality of hyperpartisanship

The toxic reality of hyperpartisanship

By Dan Penalosa

May 26, 2020

President Trump is a known climate change denier, xenophobe and misogynist. And yet, the Republican Party still backs him. In fact, he isn’t anywhere near losing his party’s support; according to a recent poll conducted by Gallup, his approval ratings are almost at an all-time high among Republicans at ninety-two percent. In the midd...

The Oval Office: A lack of decency

Intense Airport Screenings: Flights are delayed and airports fill up as passengers wait to be screened for COVID-19.

By Sara Shohoud

April 2, 2020

President Donald Trump declared the novel COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency on March 13. In the beginning of his address, Trump claimed that compared to other parts of the world, the U.S. is doing a “fantastic job.” According to CNN International, South Korea has given out 3,000 tests per millio...

The Partisan Party: Trump’s lies about the coronavirus are hurting Americans

The Partisan Party: Trump’s lies about the coronavirus are hurting Americans

By Sahil Venkatesan

March 23, 2020

President Donald Trump is lying to the U.S. when he claims he knew the coronavirus would become a pandemic. In reality, Trump downplayed the severity of the virus and gave a false sense of security to Americans in a time when we needed to prepare for the virus. “I've always viewed it as very serious,”...

The Impatient Patient: Mislabeling the coronavirus is counterproductive during a pandemic

Continually misnaming the virus after WHO's guidelines is ignorant

By Renee Wang

March 19, 2020

Before the “Wuhan virus,” Wuhan, capital of China’s Hubei province, was more commonly associated with its Yellow Crane Tower and its signature dish — re gan mian or hot dry noodles. Today, it is noted more as the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, and is increasingly being referred to as...

China trade war impacts

By Nika Bondar

December 13, 2019

T he infamous tariff tug-of-war between the U.S. and China debilitated global economy growth, with IHS Markit Global Link Model projecting the years of  2019 and 2020 as being only two percent away from a world recession threshold. This childish battle thoughtfully initiated by our current presi...