By Iris Santalucia
The far left is a massive part of political ideology but in America nobody powerful represents those ideas.
There’s no way to sugarcoat this, life sucks right now. And while everyones stuck inside with nothing to do and nobody to be with, many people’s mental health is falling like a car off a cliff. I wanted to know more about what’s going on from a therapist’s perspective, so I decided to interview Carla Vogel-Stone.
All my life I’ve fumbled and tripped over these two things: my identity and the labels used to describe it.
I spoke to my friend Jasmine Moreira Cortez , a sophomore in high school, about her experiences as a Latina and stereotypes she’s encountered.
As a Caucasian girl with brown hair and brown eyes I’m lucky; there are a lot of characters who look like me. However, I struggle to find characters with similar experiences, or struggles. For example, characters who are asexual.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, face-to-face interaction is limited and we depend on technology for the majority of communication, which takes a toll on your mental health. I’ve been silently struggling with social anxiety for years now. Only recently have I opened up about my social anxiety and gotten help. Unfortunately, Covid-19 means that making progress isn’t easy.
Many students including me, haven’t stepped foot in a school since March. Even though they have tried to level the playing field by providing computers, online tutoring, hotspots and etc, the disparity of learning between low income students and others is still drastic.
Eight months ago we went into lockdown because of the rapid spread of COVID-19. Some people have even begun calling it the “China Virus”, or “Kung-Flu” after the virus was first identified in Wuhan, China last year. I’m Asian American, so these reports made me feel fearful, and disappointed. I was curious to see if Anti-Asian hate crimes have surged in my hometown of Berkeley, California.