Why do Older Immigrant Generations Tend to be Afraid of The COVID Vaccine?

Author: Teresa Mettela (Left Leaning) Immigrants during COVID According to the New York Times, approximately 955 new coronavirus deaths and 77,718 new cases were reported in the United States on April 1st. As of Friday morning, more than 30,562,800 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus according to a New York Times database. Having studied the virus’ impact, we now accept … Continue reading Why do Older Immigrant Generations Tend to be Afraid of The COVID Vaccine?

Gen-Z & Millennials are Saving More and Spending Smarter

Author: Teresa Mettela (Left Leaning)  While millions of Americans are struggling through the economic depression brought on by the global pandemic, Gen Z and millennial consumers are benefiting financially. In fact, the coronavirus pandemic has turned many of our youngest generation into frugal spenders and avid savers. Since the shutdown of schools, restaurants, gyms, and clubs, a number of Gen Z and millennial consumers have … Continue reading Gen-Z & Millennials are Saving More and Spending Smarter

Whose Education is Deemed Disposable During the Pandemic?

Author: Teresa Mettela (Left Leaning) Can We Make Education Equitable?  I believe that we can start by ridding ourselves of the need for “individual welfare.” We need to pick a good major, to find a good job, to make a decent living. This mentality is what divides people in the United States; it is the commodification of education. Rather, we should view college as the … Continue reading Whose Education is Deemed Disposable During the Pandemic?

Navigating Social Media as a Tool for Social Justice

Author: Teresa Mettela (Left Leaning) With the rise of #BlackLivesMatter and a second wave of #MeToo, Generation Z has channeled this momentum to cause proactive change via social media. Although virtual networks have always created spaces of togetherness, our youth are morphing social media channels into information hubs for social justice movements and action. Need proof? There are over 23 million posts associated with the … Continue reading Navigating Social Media as a Tool for Social Justice

The Young Women Entering the Workforce During a Pandemic

Author: Teresa Mettela (Left Leaning) Khadija Malik, a recent graduate from George Washington University, has just entered the workforce as a Pakistani woman during a global pandemic. Although in the span of just a few months she has found job security as a paralegal at the New York District Attorney’s Office, the same cannot be said for many of her female colleagues.  With the current economic … Continue reading The Young Women Entering the Workforce During a Pandemic