Hello…

Nǐ hǎo. Konnichiwa. Kamusta.  Something as simple as saying “hello” can be the first step in communicating a sentence with someone. Furthermore, it can be a way for people to form relationships or to start building a community. Many politicians are utilizing the power of language in order to achieve those things, and more recently…

COVID-19: 2 Years Later

One of the first articles I read from Pacific Ties Newsmagazine was the Roundtable Talk: Coronavirus, published in April 2020. I read it later that year when I was admitted to UCLA, exploring the ways UCLA’s publications addressed the pandemic and comparing others’ experiences to my own. Looking over the words of the Pacific Ties…

Invisible: APIDA Essential Workers

Previously novel phrases such as “social-distancing,” “quarantine,” and “flattening the curve” have been completely normalized by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the daily vocabulary of the average American has expanded to include such terms, many of these words and phrases were once mostly thrown around in a medical setting and deemed as too abstract for the…