Covid-19 and Homelessness

Covid-19 and Homelessness

(image credit: Ofure Itua) By Jenissa Sunderji Introduction The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has changed the way of life for people around the globe. However, individuals experiencing homelessness are disproportionately vulnerable to the current pandemic. In...
Data Utilization on Social Media Platforms

Data Utilization on Social Media Platforms

By Indiana Lee. Perhaps just as disconcerting as the coronavirus pandemic raging across the world is the prevalence of information — both true and misleading — that has propagated online. Social media has helped spread both truth and lies, protecting and...
Substance Use and COVID-19: A Crisis in a Pandemic

Substance Use and COVID-19: A Crisis in a Pandemic

By Izzar Linares Illustration by Ofure Itua This article references the most reliable and up-to-date data.  INTRODUCTION In 2017, substance use (SU) cost Canadians almost $46.0 billion, equaling approximately $1,258 for every Canadian regardless of age [1]: Healthcare...
COVID19 Demystified: Student Action for Global Impact.

COVID19 Demystified: Student Action for Global Impact.

By Lasya Vankayala By Ofure Itua COVID19 Demystified began with my lab being shut down due to the COVID19 pandemic. “Go home,” said the lab manager, poking his head quickly out of his office, “until campus opens again.” I went home. I sat in the living room and...
The Pandemic: A Stoic Outlook

The Pandemic: A Stoic Outlook

By Jeet Mehta. With the COVID-19 pandemic seizing the world in a state of fear and panic — I thought I’d share how Stoicism might help in framing our outlook on the situation. But why would you listen to me? First, some context.   April 2019   Around this...