Weekly Roundup (4/05-4/11)

Monday:  Japan has witnessed its earliest cherry blossom bloom in over 1,200 years. This year’s bloom was the second-earliest bloom ever recorded. The iconic Sakura blooms are temperature sensitive. Scientists warn that these early blooms are the result of seasonal disruptions brought on by climate change and that they can have devastating effects on ecosystemsContinue reading “Weekly Roundup (4/05-4/11)”

Weekly Roundup: (3/22-3/28) & (3/29-4/04)

(3/22-3/28) Monday:  The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may now become the fourth vaccine approved for emergency use in the US after demonstrating a 79% efficacy rate. Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, amongst other countries in the EU, have issued a temporary suspension on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine over concerns of blood clots seen inContinue reading “Weekly Roundup: (3/22-3/28) & (3/29-4/04)”

Weekly Roundup (3/15-3/21)

Monday:  A one-year-old boy is fighting for his life in the intensive care unit after being shot in the head by a police officer on March 3rd. While at a gas station, Daisha Smalls (the 1-year-old’s mother), was approached by a suspect on the run from police officers. He demanded that she give him herContinue reading “Weekly Roundup (3/15-3/21)”

Revisiting Texas

An Overview: BY: Tiara Starks Residents in Texas were not used to the Arctic-like conditions that swept through the state. The state is known for its energy independence even though that cuts into an even bigger problem. Over the last few years, Texas has been resistant to changes and regulations that would help insulate theContinue reading “Revisiting Texas”


INTRODUCTION: 8TOABOLITION PDF Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition by Ruth Wilson Gilmore Documentary: 13th (NETFLIX) Documentary: Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to A New Way of Life  Podcast: https://theintercept.com/2020/06/10/ruth-wilson-gilmore-makes-the-case-for-abolition/ PUNISHMENT & POLICING Discipline & Punishment by MichaelContinue reading “ABOLITION READING LIST”

Weekly RoundUp (3/8-3/14)

Monday:  March 8th marked International Women’s Day, which prompted thousands of marches and protests around the globe. In Pakistan there remain calls to end forced marriage, in Venezuela activists are calling for the release of seventeen women being held hostage as political prisoners, and in Poland, women are protesting the abortion ban. And although theseContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (3/8-3/14)”


Monday:  The Biden administration’s task force for reuniting migrant families has now announced that separated families will now be given the option to reunite. It remains unclear how the Biden administration and Homeland Security will navigate the many parents and children who have yet to be accounted for—who are essentially missing. The World Health OrganizationContinue reading “WEEKLY ROUNDUP (3/1-3/7)”

WEEKLY ROUNDUP (2/22-2/28)

Monday:  As of Monday, February 22nd, more than 500,000 people have died at the hands of the Coronavirus in the United States. President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris honored those who have lost their life with a candle-light ceremony. The House Budget Committee approved President Biden’s 1.9 trillion dollar relief bill, this sets upContinue reading “WEEKLY ROUNDUP (2/22-2/28)”