Everyday after her shift, Cathy Amor spends an extra 15 minutes in her work place changing her clothes and wiping her belongings clean before she gets in her car to leave. When she arrives at home, she heads straight to the shower. She can’t relax and have an after work snack, or sit down and catch up with her kids and ask how their days went. Why? Amor is just one of the many Filipino nurses who have positioned themselves on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, and can’t risk bringing the virus into her home.

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This year’s presidential battle between Joe Biden and Donald Trump will go down in history as one of the most monumental elections in the United States. The election comes at a time of great polarization and tension between the two sides, and the race is a close one. Amidst Trump’s rhetoric surrounding voter fraud, there has been skepticism around the polls and how many votes are actually legal. Stories of voters being intimidated or denied their right to vote at the polls have been circulating on social media, and more people are sharing their experiences.

I posted a Tweet asking…


An Xiao Mina, author of Memes to Movements, shared some important advice that can be incredibly useful during the age of memes. One thing Mina said that stood out to me was, “I often think that the memes that have a larger impact on society create a narrative viewpoint that allows for bloggers, journalists, news commentators, politicians, and others to continue that discourse, and then it becomes amplified. Of course, there is inevitable pushback, but that’s part of what it means to start having a larger discourse.” We often think take opposing opinions as an obstacle rather than a stepping…


COVID-19 has exposed some of the biggest problems we have as a nation. One of these great issues is class division. How well are the wealthy being taken care of during this global pandemic in comparison to lower income individuals and households? There is an incredibly valuable lesson to be learned about our society from this one question. We can begin to try to find the answer to this inquiry by starting locally, here in the Los Angeles area. We can experiment with this concept by reaching out to real people who live in our communities and getting firsthand testimonies…


While I was doing my research on demographics in Historic Filipinotown, I was unable to find data that was specific to that neighborhood on CensusReporter. However, I found data on the areas in which parts of Filipinotown lay. Through these numbers, I compiled an interesting list of facts about Filipinotown that I might not have assumed prior to finding them.

The median household income of Filipinotown residents is $50,712. This number lowers to $31,875.

Average income for Filipinotown residents.

Though the name may suggest otherwise, most of the residents of Filipinotown are Hispanic. They make up the largest racial group in the area with 56%…


Growing up Filipino-American is an incredibly unique experience — so unique, that Filipino-Americans are often bonded automatically off the fact that they are Filipino.

When I was on my quest of self-identification as a child, I did not see many people who shared my ancestry in popular culture. I grew up in the Inland Empire, but I spent a lot of time in Los Angeles, which is about an hour drive from my hometown. Even with Los Angeles being as diverse as it is, I did not see or feel much representation of my lineage around the city. I do…

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