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How will public schools reopen? We looked at Hawaii

Hawaii public schools plan to reopen campus starting Aug. 4. But despite Hawaii’s success controlling COVID-19 state outbreaks, many teachers remain anxious about reopening. Public schools were given several options to reopen, including face-to-face, distance-learning, or a blended model. With face-to-face learning, students will report to campus classrooms with desks spaced 6-feet apart. Distance learning […]

Belarusian Solidarity Line in San Francisco

For the second time within the past few weeks, several hundred people have gathered in San Francisco to support Belarusians fighting for their freedom. These peaceful protests are called Solidarity Lines and are held to draw international attention to brutal human rights violations that have been happening in Belarus for the past quarter of a […]

Is DACA safe until the elections?

In the early morning of June 18 “dreamers” woke up to the news they’ve been waiting for since last year. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of DACA staying, citing that the Trump administration did not take all the necessary steps to remove the program. Though the anxiety and fear may have eased, this does […]

Belarus: a social media revolution clashes the fear

This is a developing story, check back for updates. Last updated on June 18, 2020 at 11:00 PM PST “The people and the government came to the roundtable. The people were holding the Constitution, and the government came in… the tank.” That’s how Belarusian independent journalist and blogger Tatyana Martynova described a myriad of pre-election […]

Is remdesivir a promise in coronavirus treatment?

On Wednesday, the world has rocked yet again over another promise of coronavirus treatment. The drug that gained the spotlight this time is called remdesivir, a product of a US biotechnology company Gilead. It was previously used as a treatment for the Ebola virus and also showed promising results in treating the previous two diseases […]

First person gets experimental coronavirus vaccine in Seattle

While people across the country were ordered to stay home and all non-essential businesses to close down, there is some good news, too. This Monday, March 16, the first person got injected with a trial vaccine intended to prevent the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in healthy adults. The vaccine mRNA-1273 was developed by biotechnology company Moderna Inc […]