Protective Measures for COVID-19

In the face of the current outbreak, here are some important tips and information that you should know:  There are currently no vaccines for COVID-19. The best way to prevent contracting the illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.  The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person within 6 feet of contact and through respiratory droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes.  Wash your … Continue reading Protective Measures for COVID-19

On Writing: What's the tea with semicolons?

One of the trickiest marks of punctuation that I constantly come across is the semicolon (;). The uses of the semicolon are often so nuanced and specific that many writers choose not to implement it in their pieces. However, when used accurately, this little mark can elevate your writing and increase your level of sentence variability. Generally, semicolons are used to create more separation between … Continue reading On Writing: What's the tea with semicolons?

Daily Tidbit: Chinese Stir-Fried Tomatoes and Eggs

Here’s an easy and delicious Chinese food recipe that serves 2 or 3 people with rice. Ingredients: 6 eggs, kosher salt, ½ teaspoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon rice wine, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 pound of tomatoes, 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 3 scallions, rice for serving.  In a separate bowl, beat 6 eggs and add salt, sesame oil, and … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Chinese Stir-Fried Tomatoes and Eggs

From “Model Minority” to “Yellow Peril”: The Pervasive Consequences of Coronavirus

Taking extra precautions against the coronavirus is fine. Racism and bigotry are not.  The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has caused global hysteria and Asian Americans are once again facing hostility because it originated from Wuhan, China. This racism and xenophobia are sustained by discourse that continues to coasts the bodies and behaviors of Chinese Americans and other Asian Americans such as wearing masks as … Continue reading From “Model Minority” to “Yellow Peril”: The Pervasive Consequences of Coronavirus

Humans of CPO — Michelle Tran

Up next on our Humans of CPO is Michelle Tran who is SEA CLEAR’s Assistant Project Director. Learn more about her and remember to check out SEA CLEAR’s Spring Internship Applications! Describe your current self in three words.  Caffeinated, reflective, and ambitious.  What are you currently involved in? What motivates you?  I am the internship coordinator for SEA CLEAR, a family head for SEASoN conference, … Continue reading Humans of CPO — Michelle Tran

What’s Happening: UCSC for COLA

What is going on at UCSC? Very recently, the University of California, Santa Cruz has been a topic of heated conversation. Uproar surrounding the disregard of labor rights for many UCSC graduate students has spurred controversy, gaining enough momentum to attract the attention of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In pieces that cover the events currently taking place at UCSC, many unfamiliar terms are thrown around … Continue reading What’s Happening: UCSC for COLA

Creating a Writing Portfolio

Our recent Resume and Cover Letter workshop sparked an interest in me to research writing portfolios. One of my friends has been posting links to important writing pieces that he has done on his resume, which seemed cluttered and inefficient so we looked at different online writing portfolios to draw inspiration from. Here are some pros and cons of some of the ones we looked … Continue reading Creating a Writing Portfolio

Daily Tidbit: Loving Yourself

With Valentine’s Day and its festivities coming up, I think it’s important to practice something that people often take for granted: loving yourself. It’s more than just face masks and self-care, it’s about being comfortable with ourselves and validating ourselves. Write down the little things that you appreciate about yourself and give yourself credit where credit is due. Consider taking yourself out on a date … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Loving Yourself

New Year, New Career: Starting Over Professionally

For the past two years of college, I’ve been engaging in mostly nonprofit work with Asian American organizations. Those experiences have taught me important community conditions, introduced me to inspiring activists, and showed me the importance of justice. They’ve also highlighted the deficits in the American justice system, so much so that I think I’ve become jaded by the lack of tangible impact that I, … Continue reading New Year, New Career: Starting Over Professionally

The Coronavirus Outbreak

Recently, the word “coronavirus” has been the subject of many people’s minds, eliciting both curiosity and fear. The mysterious virus first appeared in Wuhan, China and quickly made its way throughout the country and across the globe, killing at least 300 people and infecting more than 14,000 others worldwide. Several cases have also shown up in the Los Angeles, Orange, and Santa Clara counties.  Many … Continue reading The Coronavirus Outbreak

Daily Tidbit: Don’t Forget to Breathe!

Breathe in. Breathe out. We do this all the time, but ask yourself, “When was the last time you took a deep breath?” There’s a breathing app on my watch and I’ve continuously snoozed the reminders, believing that the short 20-second task would distract me from my tasks at hand. Now, I make a conscious effort to take 20-seconds out of my day to practice … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Don’t Forget to Breathe!

What’s Wrong with Amazon?

When was the last time you ordered something from Amazon? For some people, it’s been only hours since they last ordered something from the retail giant. With a reported net sale of $232.9 billion in 2018, it’s clear that Amazon has a pervasive global reach and a large consumer base. The exponential growth of the retail giant has been called, “The Amazon Effect” and it … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Amazon?

Daily Tidbit: New Year’s Resolutions

Most people welcome the New Year with resolutions that often don’t get fulfilled. New Year’s resolutions don’t get work because you can’t set realistic goals without substance to what you want to achieve. Don’t just set goals, create a plan of action for what you want to achieve or want to change about yourself. Start small and create checkpoints as you move through the year … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: New Year’s Resolutions