The week before my first-year fall classes began at the University of Southern California, I signed up for a two-day-long seminar. The title was unexpectedly enthusiastic: “Horrors and Solutions: The Climate Reality Project and how media can change behavior,” taught ...

While the world watches the events unfolding in Ukraine, another major “invasion” is brewing in a once unassuming region thousands of miles southeast. China and the Solomon Islands recently announced a security agreement that will lead to the stationing of ...

The Ron Finley Project is a small Los Angeles-based nonprofit started by a man who dreamt of bringing community-based farming to his neighborhood. By simply converting unused land by highways into farmable soil, Ron Finley created an urban farm. Urban ...

While the world watches Ukraine, we must not consider this an isolated case. Conflicts that froze at the end of the Cold War have begun to thaw in the 21st century. How the world responds to this international conflict will ...

The Olympics are often seen as a pinnacle of athletic achievement, sportsmanship and competition. For many, they are the culmination of a lifetime of hard work and proof of what can be achieved through sheer determination and dedication. Yet, year ...

Colonialism has left an untoward and scarring legacy on its colonies even long after the colonizers’ withdrawal. Internalized racism and cultural differentiation — more accurately cultural decapitation — have infused ​​colonial elements into modern nation-states.  After the end of British ...

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, former NHL goaltender Dominik Hasek called the NHL to “immediately suspend contracts for all Russian players” in a Twitter thread. He wrote, “Every athlete represents not only himself and his club, but ...

LOS ANGELES — The question of whose lives matter has been hotly debated for years, but with the recent escalation of the Russian war in Ukraine, it seems the answer is clear for mainstream Western media: white, European lives matter. ...

LOS ANGELES — In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees who have fled from neighboring Myanmar are being barred from enrolling in local schools and receiving any form of education offered outside their refugee camps. These barriers to education are the result of  ...

LOS ANGELES — Gender inequality is an issue as old as time. While the world continues to make progress in the global effort to combat gender inequality, Japan, affected by a system of staunch traditional values, continues to fall behind.  ...