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COVID-19 proves environmental racism is as prevalent as ever

More than half of the people who live within 1.86 miles of a hazardous waste facility in the United States are people of color, demonstrating the prevalence of environmental racism.

Anastasiia Gorobets, Blogger

July 17, 2020

In many ways, the pandemic has felt similar to other crises in that it exposes the defects of the American healthcare, housing and education systems. The difference lays in its heightened emphasis on racial and class discrimination, rooted in these systems after centuries of discriminatory policies.  ...

A quiet revolution: how coronavirus is changing European cities’ transportation systems

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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

June 6, 2020

The coronavirus is reshaping our lives in various ways. Virtual meetings, masks and social distancing are some of the direct changes that we experience from day to day. As the coronavirus is reshaping our lives, it is reshaping our cities as well. In Europe, transportation is undergoing a subtle, yet...

Moria – a refugee camp during the coronavirus crisis

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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

May 11, 2020

The conversations, the news, the political discussions now all revolve around the coronavirus – how to stop its spread, mitigate its effects and cushion its economic impact. The COVID-19 pandemic made the world stop and made some problems of the past irrelevant. However, although potentially talked...

Is telemedicine here to stay?

Is telemedicine here to stay?

Carly Grizzaffi, Blogger

May 8, 2020

Telemedicine– the practice of caring for patients remotely– is just one of the many adaptations that have been brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many individuals, for good reason, fear entering public places unless it is an absolute emergency. Thus, for many, doctors and other appointments ...

Coronavirus and the European Union

Coronavirus and the European Union

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

April 24, 2020

The borders in Europe are closed. The staggering accomplishment of free movement of people was reversed so quickly and unilaterally that it makes one question just how much unity there actually is in the European Union. So, what similarities are there between European countries during this coronavirus...

Germany and the coronavirus

This picture shows the deserted streets of Berlin.

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

April 7, 2020

Empty streets, empty restaurants, empty shelves – pictures like this have become the reality in a large number of countries as a result of the coronavirus. Behind these similar images, however, every country has its own story of the pandemic and its own tactic to deal with the spread of the virus and...

The inequalities of natural disasters

Anastasiia Gorobets, Blogger

April 5, 2020

Natural catastrophes - hurricanes, droughts, floods - are often seen as equal opportunity disasters by the public, affecting the rich and the poor to the same extent. But history proves the opposite: natural disasters are neither equal opportunity storms nor equal opportunity recoveries, with lower-income c...

Far right terrorism in Germany: Not a warning, a threat.

Solingen - Mahnmal Solinger Buerger und Buergerinnen by Frank Vincentz

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

March 17, 2020

It was around 10 p.m. on a Wednesday night. The town of Hanau, a small city of around 100,000 inhabitants, just east of Frankfurt, was calm. Suddenly, gunshots were fired on the street, then in a hookah bar, in a kiosk and in another bar. Nine people were left dead, all of them with a migratory background....

Kramp-Karrenbauer announces resignation from CDU leadership position

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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

February 24, 2020

It was a bombshell that hit German politics: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, often referred to as AKK, announced that she would be stepping down as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). After serving as the chairperson of Germany’s biggest party for a little more than one year, AKK’s decision...

Is This The Nintendo Switch Killer?

Is This The Nintendo Switch Killer?

Carly Grizzaffi, Blogger

February 19, 2020

In my opinion, the 2017 Nintendo Switch is one of the most ingenious video game consoles to exist. If you aren’t familiar with this system, the switch is a hybrid console in that it is both used as a standard video game console and a portable system.  The switch contains a 6.2 inch multitouch display a...

Budget Airlines – efficient, but problematic

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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

February 9, 2020

Flying from London to Warsaw, a two and a half hour flight, and paying less than 10 British Pounds – what sounds like an absurd statement has become reality in Europe. Various airlines charging very low fares, usually referred to as budget airlines, such as the British EasyJet or the Hungarian Wizz...

Drones may be delivering your food sooner than you think

Drones may be delivering your food sooner than you think

Carly Grizzaffi, Blogger

January 31, 2020

It’s the best time of the year for tech lovers such as myself. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) of 2020 just occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a multitude of fascinating and innovative technologies were showcased to the public, such as the TCL foldable phone and Samsung’s Neon project in whi...

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