Image Credit: Karthik Chandran Mornings in my household are serene things. My dad makes fresh-brewed chai on the stove while coddling our two-year-old Goldendoodle. My mother sets up her Zoom camera to teach her daily Pilates classes from the living room. Mornings are easy, unmemorable, quiet. But lately, mornings in my household are suffused with a different […]
The “model minority myth” is derived from the stereotype of Asians as hard-working, intelligent, passive, and economically prosperous. The term was coined by sociologist William Pettersen in a 1966 New York Times article to counter claims of white supremacy. He pushed the idea of Asians as the “perfect” minority group: rule-abiding, complacent, and successful. Since then, the […]
Image Credits: “RACISM” by roger g1 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Anti-Asian hate crimes, including both verbal and physical attacks, have been on the rise ever since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, but the AAPI community is no stranger to racism. From the Chinese massacre of 1871, to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, to the Japanese internment […]
Image Credit: “World Health Day 2020 at PHC” by Trinity Care Foundation is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 India is currently facing a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to many other problems. In India, the confirmed COVID cases are about 400,000 daily, which is higher than any other country during the pandemic. Experts suspect that […]
Since the COVID pandemic, social distancing and isolation procedures have affected communication greatly for everyone. Having to stay a certain distance apart from others as well as wearing masks makes it hard to speak or hear clearly; furthermore, it is almost impossible to read other’s facial expressions. Yet at the same time, people with disabilities […]
I recently completed a week-long training for Climate Leadership led by our former Vice President Al Gore to become a Certified Climate Leader and take action in my community. The entire workshop is about how we all can combat the ongoing climate crisis on a Global level. Climate change is a global problem affecting the […]
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month honors the diverse cultures and essential contributions of the community that has played such a critical role in America’s history. Though the celebration has been recognized for over 30 years, many believe that this month may be one of the most significant observances. This past year has […]
Image Credit: “Depression” by shattered.art66 is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Sayra Raj, real name concealed for privacy concerns, said she had never felt loneliness before the pandemic. Spending time alone gave her flashbacks and nightmares; past trauma crept upon her and her thoughts often spiraled into darkness. As she struggled emotionally and mentally every day, her teachers piled […]
After a year of quarantine, heavy restrictions regarding social interactions and public behavior, and the development of vaccines, America is on the course to recovery from the pandemic. This progress and trajectory towards “normalcy” has led to significant relaxation for a majority of the public. Despite the progress made and the 64 million Americans that […]
With vaccine distribution making headway across the globe, businesses reopening, and schools resuming in-person learning, many aspects of people’s lives are finally returning to normalcy. However, though we may be at the beginning of the end of this pandemic, it is still critical that everyone continues to take precautions to stay safe from new variants. […]
The number of validated signatures to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom has been stacking up over the past few months, amounting to over two million as of late March–more than half a million votes over the minimum number required. This campaign, first created in June of 2020, is the sixth attempt to recall the governor […]
Early last month, Congress passed a 1.9 trillion dollar stimulus package to foster economic and medical relief from the now year-long pandemic. The package was passed almost entirely on party lines, but remains a significant victory for the Democratic party and the new administration. Here’s what to expect from the package, known formally as the […]
What smells like a campfire, flickers with an auburn hue, and has spent a year in space? It’s the substance that twelve wine connoisseurs have had the opportunity to savor in 2021 for the sake of environmental research. Last year, researchers in Bordeaux, France sent a dozen bottles of wine along with 320 snippets of […]
As an avid reader who turned to books as an escape at a young age, I’ve been practically raised by distinguished works such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Divergent, and more. Though these authors have woven beautiful dystopian worlds and contrived intriguing characters for me to fall in love with, I always longed to relate […]
*Written by Kanchan Naik, Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of The Roar Since that fateful day we received an email from Quarry Lane administration that our school would follow quarantine procedure, many of the events and traditions that characterize our campus culture have faded into obscurity. Pep rallies have all but disappeared, the tug-of-war challenges and […]
Pooja, who didn’t want her real name used for fear of retaliation, said she realized early on that she would have to struggle to be accepted in a school in the United States where there were not many international students. When walking down the school hallways, she was constantly told to go back to her […]
Content Warning: self-harm, bulimia The British monarchy has been instituted for over 1,000 years, its reverence and influence far transcending Britain’s borders. While the idea of royalty has been immensely romanticized by fairytale love stories, the authentic emotions of British Royals have revealed there is more to their life than a crown and glamorous whirlwind […]
Content Warning: Mentions of murder and shooting. Viewer discretion is advised. A series of shootings at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area on Tuesday, March 16 left eight people dead and at least one wounded. The heinous attack is hypothesized to be a hate crime against Asian American women, especially since six of the […]
Towards the end of February, it was publicly revealed that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aides altered the statistics of the true number of people that had passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to NBC New York, “The aides, including the secretary to the governor, Melissa DeRosa, pushed state health […]
Content Warning: Mentions of sexual assault, murder, and kidnap. Viewer discretion advised. On March 3rd, 33-year old marketing executive Sarah Everard was walking home from a friend’s house at 9:00 pm. Dressed in bright clothing, on the phone with a loved one, and walking along a well-lit London street, she was doing everything women across […]
Since its launch by NASA in 1990, The Hubble Telescope has taken over 1.4 million intriguing pictures of galaxies, black holes, stars, and other dazzling extraterrestrial mysteries. Able to see almost 15 billion light-years away and costing over 10 billion dollars to build and maintain, the Hubble Telescope remains one of the most significant projects […]
2020 marked the first year in which AP exams were administered at home as a side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic. The major change in testing style generated a host of issues regarding equity and fairness. Since the exams were conducted through an online platform, students taking the exams needed an electronic device as well as […]
After founding Amazon 27 years ago, Jeff Bezos has transformed Amazon.com from an online-bookstore into a super-sized tech company that dominates e-commerce, cloud computing, and other industries. Now, on February 2nd of this year, Jeff Bezos announced that he will step down from the position of CEO of Amazon to the position of executive chairman. […]
It is common knowledge that COVID-19 vaccines only fully take effect when patients receive two doses, with the recommended time between each shot being three weeks for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and four weeks for the Moderna vaccine. However, misleading articles and information questioning the need for the second vaccine dose that are circulating around the […]
Around this time last year, the National Football League was scrambling to figure out how it could schedule 32 teams to play a total of 269 games in the midst of a deadly pandemic. The league decided to face the virus head-on and run through the season with strict protocols, but without a “bubble” approach followed by […]
Reopening schools has become a subject of heated debate as America continues its efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. In early February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a long-awaited roadmap detailing how schools should reopen safely. It’s reassured many educators, but has also left others worried if the recommendations are enough to keep […]
Executive orders have been a crucial part of the presidential branch’s power, with every president having signed at least one during their time in office. While Congress is unable to reverse an executive order, it does have the ability to pass legislation that indirectly harms the execution of the order (like reducing funding for a certain project).
“Judas and the Black Messiah”, released on February 12, 2021, was a long-awaited exposé of the FBI’s past conspiracies against the Black nationalist political organization, The Black Panther Party. Following the story of William O’Neal’s infiltration of the Black Panther Party, the movie was inspired by true events and the harassment of the Black Panther […]
As the world reels from the global pandemic, climate change, and other modern calamities, a historic movement has been quietly raging in India. Since August, tens of thousands of Indian agricultural workers, many of them members of the Sikh religious minority, have taken to the streets across the country. The protests are a result of […]
Despite being in a society that is more accepting of various sexual orientations, the media and culture that surround us are still heteronormative, which makes it difficult for LGBT people to come out. This situation is what Simon Spier experiences in the popular young adult book, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. A gay […]
South Asians in the house! — my cousin cheers between mouthfuls of samosa and peanut chutney as Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President of the United States on screen. It’s a day as celebratory as it is surreal — especially for the ‘South Asians in the house’, who are scattered across the country watching one of the most unprecedented inaugurations in history. I knew I was going to see a female president or vice-president hold that Bible on camera during my lifetime. The world has seen female presidents a
On December 31st, 2020, a Wisconsin pharmacist was arrested following the destruction of over fifty-seven vials of the Moderna vaccine. Steven Brandenburg, worker at the Advocate Aurora Health Care Center, is accused of deliberately tampering with approximately five-hundred doses of the latest COVID-19 vaccine.
A little over a month ago, male model Owen Mooney publicly accused Alexander Wang, an influential fashion designer, of groping him in a New York City nightclub in 2017. Through a sequence of short clips posted on TikTok, Mooney revealed his alleged encounter with the fashion designer, saying “People with this kind of status, they think their power gives them a pass to do this to people.”
Historically, most presidential transferences of power have been relatively smooth and peaceful, with the exception of notable occurrences such as the election of 1876. On January 6th, 2021, less than a week into the new year, supporters of President Donald Trump had already made national and global news headlines by breaching the U.S. Capitol. Following Joe Biden’s presidential victory, confirmed in early November of 2020, Trump and his supporters began to claim election fraud.
In every country, menstruating women, trans, and non-binary people lack sanitary and affordable methods of managing their period. Some have no choice but to use substitutes such as newspapers, toilet rolls, or cloth rags.
A shocking 78% of all I.C.U. beds are full across the United States as the total number of confirmed cases surpasses 18 million. In parts of California specifically, over 93% of all intensive care unit beds are full, and doctors and other health officials request for everyone to stay at home this holiday season. […]
Note: this article uses the word ‘queer’ in a reclaimed sense. In arguably the most chaotic month of an outstandingly chaotic year, an era of television came to an end with the series finale of the CW’s Supernatural. The somewhat soapy horror series following the supernatural exploits of two American brothers emerged in 2005 and […]
It’s been more than two months since Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series launch and more than one since AMD’s Big Navi GPU launch. Yet none of these cards are available on store shelves. Going to Amazon, Newegg, or other vendors to find these cards will yield nothing more than a notify me button. Going to Ebay, […]
Right when high schoolers across the country thought that the stress and pressure from college applications had reached its peak, the outbreak of a global pandemic disrupted every aspect of normal life as we knew it, compounding the challenges they faced. When the coronavirus began to spread throughout the US in early March, schools everywhere […]
Facebook was sued on December 8th by the Federal Trade Commission and 46 other states in two antitrust lawsuits for alleged “anti-competitive behavior” and abusing power in the digital industry. The Federal Trade Commission went further in an attempt to indefinitely separate assets of Facebook like Instagram and WhatsApp as well as attempt to impose […]
Within the past decade, the Bay Area has witnessed a massive demographic shift of low-income and people of color, particularly from cities like San Francisco and Oakland. This phenomenon of gentrification refers to the process in which a neighborhood changes socially, culturally, demographically, and economically following historic disinvestment. It has notoriously been associated with significant […]
This past year, COVID-19 has changed numerous aspects of our daily lives, including entertainment and collective media. Although the entertainment industry has had rapid changes throughout the past couple of decades, 2020 has presented many new problems. Movie theaters have been closed over the year, delaying the release of new films and movies such […]
In all the predictions of events taking place in 2020, the question of Santa Claus brought us to a bump in a tradition that was able to continue as yet manageable. With the pandemic taking a strong toll on public lives, there was expected if not bound to have been some change in the customary […]
Alexei Navalny’s miraculous recovery earlier this year sparked some hope for the upcoming Russian elections. Unfortunately, Russian democracy did not see the same rejuvenation. For Russians, though there are constant pushes to go to the polls and increase voter turnout, one vote really doesn’t matter. There is no doubt that the election’s results are rigged.
Russia had regional elections for 20 governors and 11 regional parliaments, similar to the position of United States senator. There are three major Russian political parties: United Russia, Putin’s party; A Just Russia, the left-wing party; and Russia of the Future, Alexei Navalny’s party. Out of the 20 gubernatorial races, only five were claimed by parties other than United Russia. Of those five seats, the results were split between various parties.
A healthcare worker in Solano County, California, has contracted both COVID-19 and influenza simultaneously, becoming the first person in the United States to test positive for both. Medical officials are worried that a “twindemic” may arise as winter approaches, and that the hospitals all across the nation may be overwhelmed with patients.
AMD have officially launched their Zen 3 based CPUs on November 5th to great praise from reviewers and consumers alike. This was shown in the keynote as upwards of 50% increased in performance in games like League of Legends and CS:GO.
Every year or so, Apple releases a new phone for consumers. Last year the iPhone 11 came out and this year it’s time for the iPhone 12. The baseline unlocked iPhone 12 starts at $829, with 64 GB of storage.
Some may believe that Thanksgiving is a holiday exclusive to America, but its celebrated around the world with unique and exciting traditions. As there are about 17 countries that have their own way of celebrating Thanksgiving, different places do so for a variety of reasons. Some celebrations commemorate migrations to the Americas while others look at the beginning of a new lunar cycle as the start of the harvest season.
In different places, the traditions may differ, but the purpose of this holiday remains the same: it’s an opportunity to spend time with the people who you’re thankful for or are important to you.
*Written by Kanchan Naik, Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of The Roar *Content note: discussion of domestic violence. Forty-five-year-old Mamta Shah met her second husband at a student union in 2012, and they soon shared a cramped Houston apartment to begin their new life together. Shah had recently fled Nepal and an abusive marriage, gaining asylum […]
On October 6, 2020, Eddie Van Halen, the shredding legend himself, walked off the stage of life after 65 years of showing the world all that he can do. He fought a lengthy battle with throat cancer, and he tragically succumbed to it. Eddie Van Halen was born on January 26, 1955 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. […]
Early on Friday, October 2nd, President Donald Trump tweeted that both he and the first lady, Melania Trump, had tested positive for the corona virus and would begin their quarranting process. Through the development and spread of the COVID-19, Trump has made multiple statements in support of masks as well as comments heavily understating their […]
Earlier this year––a year racked with coronavirus, political instability, and uncertainty––about 100 of America’s top officials, advisors, and leaders met secretly in the summer heat, a scene reminiscent of a similar summer meeting that took place over 200 years ago. Like that fateful gathering all those years ago that ultimately signed the Declaration of Independence, the meeting held 200 years later would be an important turning point in American history.
One of the most popular shows on NPR, This American Life (TAL) talks about stories of all kinds, each evoking different emotions. Ever since its first episode in 1995, the show has received numerous Peabody awards and even had an HBO TV show. From stories on summer camp to pressing issues such as immigration, TAL hooks listeners right away.
Peaking in October, the Orionid meteor showers are one of the most beautiful showers every year. Meteors themselves come from leftover comet particles and small parts of broken asteroids. When comets orbit the sun, they emit dust that slowly spreads into a trail of dust following the orbit. Every year the Earth passes through these trails, which cause the debris to strike and enter our atmosphere, where they disintegrate and manifest as the iconic dazzling streaks in the sky.
Although modern baseball cards such as the ones in this picture have more colorful effects and features, they are not as rare or valuable as the plain and old baseball cards as those baseball cards are. “BASEBALL SPORTS CARDS” by supportcaringllc is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
During a typical NFL season, a clash between two undefeated teams would be a consequential viewing for any avid football fan. Stadiums would be filled with fans cheering at the top of their lungs in support of their teams. Unfortunately, this season has been anything but normal. The Tennessee Titans faced the Buffalo Bills in […]
That’s all I could think as I watched the three-day spectacle that was the 2020 Democratic National Convention. And I didn’t just mean that the pandemic that had forced the convention, along with everything else in American life, to more virtual landscapes. I meant it was never supposed to be like this––a Democratic party desperately trying […]
*Written by Kanchan Naik, Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of The Roar DUBLIN, California –– When 29-year-old Srishti Prabha said she was sexually harassed by her boss at her first job, she said she did not file a complaint with human resources. She did not find a lawyer and contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. There […]
The hype for Nvidia’s new Ampere GPUs are at an all time high. Charts shown by Nvidia at their launch event show a greater than 80% increase in performance over the previous generation Turing GPUs. This is the biggest generational leap in Nvidia’s history. The next closest leap was the jump from Maxwell to Pascal […]
We all know that setting goals for ourselves and expecting a positive outcome without procrastinating, is not always one hundred percent there for us. Let us take these next couple of months to take a deep breath and focus on accomplishing those goals. As if 2020 is not exasperating enough, we are in the Mars […]
Less than four months after joining TikTok, TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer announced his resignation due to pressure from President Donald Trump’s administration. He left Walt Disney to join TikTok with the dream to lead the global team to grow bigger, amid when President Trump accused the video app of threatening national security. Kevin A. […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives, causing various problems in almost every aspect of our lives. While undeniably the most damaging impact of COVID-19 is the ever-increasing numbers of the confirmed and death, the economy is also hit hard by the pandemic. The lives of millions are affected by the economic shutdown due to […]
*Written by Kanchan Naik, Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of The Roar Digital culture has become all the more important in our social lives as we navigate a global pandemic. The face of a screen is no longer a source of personal entertainment, but our only real connection with the outside world. Most of my birthday […]
*Written by Kanchan Naik, Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of The Roar For years, Asian-Americans donned a cultural Invisibility cloak before Western audiences. And although undiscovered, their stories have unfolded silently and beautifully from generation to generation. That’s why the five-part documentary series, Asian Americans, created by an all-Asian American team of filmmakers, plays such a critical role […]
By: Reha Matai & Srusti Acharya With over 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide, many scientists and those in health careers are pushing with efforts to create treatments and develop vaccines in order to reduce the damage of this disease. Scientists have looked at 3 stages of infection where the virus could possibly be targeted: […]
By: Sonali Mudunuri With the 2020 election drawing dangerously near in such a time of crisis, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind panic of the pandemic and forget it is up to us to elect a leader who will not only effectively aid us in matters of health and public safety, […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has had grave consequences on the economy and health of several patients. The American Cancer Society offers condolences to all those who have been affected by the national pandemic. We recognize the seriousness of the situation and are abiding by the laws regarding the pandemic. We further acknowledge that cancer survivors are […]
*Written by Kanchan Naik, Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of The Roar In the midst of a coronavirus outbreak, Tri-Valley residents often feel trapped within their own homes, forced to confront the despair and the anxiety of a global pandemic on a day-to-day basis. Because citizens are separated by facial masks and closed doors, I wanted […]
The COVID-19 crisis has caused dreadful pandemonium and to make add on to the amounting anxiety, emerging articles are comparing the current economic downturn to the 1930s Great Depression. Are we even in a recession? Depression? Frankly, no. Maybe not yet, or maybe it would never happen. “The Next Great Depression” sounds scary, but context is […]
Most of us are familiar with the stories of diseases that devastated the world in the medieval or early modern days. Disease of Justanian, the Black Death, and the list goes on. However, many modern pandemics are forgotten, or at least diminished to minor outbreaks in our minds. That is one of the reasons we […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has, in just the space of several weeks, altered the very fabric of American life. Schools, restaurants, workplaces, and other staples of daily life have been closed, the media is saturated with images and information about the virus and its toll, and anxiety hangs in the air and behind every mask. In […]
Wesley Vong, websiteApr 19 File…Title: An Analysis of the Current Covid 19 Pandemic It’s been more than a month since Gavin Newsom announced that California would go into a lockdown. Now that the daily additional cases have started to plateau, people are wondering when they can be free to roam the streets once more.The following image shows the number […]
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. It amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 by providing a path to Indian citizenship for illegal migrants of Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Parsi, Buddhist, and Christian religious minorities, who had fled persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan before December 2014. Muslims from […]
By: Sonali Mudunuri With Bernie Sanders –– a widely supported progressive Democrat hailing from Vermont –– ending his 2020 presidential candidacy just recently on April 8th, former Vice President and moderate Joe Biden will be facing off against current president, Donald J. Trump, in the upcoming election. Biden has currently received endorsements from the likes […]