Confronting xenophobia in light of coronavirus

As I scroll through news articles to find updates about the coronavirus, I pass countless stories about xenophobic behavior toward Asian-Americans, prompting me to adjust my behavior in public. Even I am self-conscious as I step out of my house on my weekly run to the grocery store to buy supplies for self-quarantine. Judgment feels […]

Social distancing: mandatory or optional?

As news of President Rick Commons’ email regarding the school closure spread March 11, Caleb*, who had been in the middle of coding a Java program in class, began discussing his plans for the upcoming weeks with his peers. From inside the classroom, Caleb could already hear strains of bass-heavy music and shouting emanating from […]