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All content by Clare Shiraishi
Banning Laptops Is an Accessibility Issue

Banning Laptops Is an Accessibility Issue

Despite being a common classroom practice, most professors who forbid laptop use don’t understand the problem this creates for many students.
Sep 27, 2019

“The Chronicle of Higher Education” claims that students who write out their notes learn and absorb information better than using a laptop. As a senior, I have heard professors...

SNL’s (Mis)Representation of Asian Americans

SNL’s (Mis)Representation of Asian Americans

SNL’s recent hiring — and firing — of the blatantly racist Shane Gillis shows that comedy still has a long way to go.
Sep 19, 2019

When Saturday Night Live announced its new cast members, I, along with many other Asian Americans, were proud to see Bowen Yang joining the cast and excited to be represented on...

The Nuances of Donating Clothes

The Nuances of Donating Clothes

Although donating clothes is a common way one can give back to the community, it can have potentially devastating impacts worldwide — in one particular case, in Zambia.
Sep 10, 2019

When we donate to Goodwill or Salvation Army, it is with good intentions — to help people in need and to be more sustainable in how we dispose of unwanted clothing. However,...