Trying to raise an informed electorate in institutions void of political discussions is a double-edged sword.

One of the first things I do when I move to a new neighborhood is to join its Nextdoor community. Nextdoor describes itself as a “neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services.”

While it’s been a great resource to find out about local…

The pandemic made me say such an abrupt farewell to a way of life

Taking a stroll through my town’s main street, you could hardly tell that we’re in the midst of a pandemic. Tables and chairs have migrated from inside restaurants to the sidewalks where fresh air circulates freely. On weekends, crowds struggle to stay distanced while they wait for tables and reservations…

The consuming fear that comes with these attacks is just fueled more by my panic to hide them from everyone

If there’s anything I can be grateful for in terms of having panic attacks, it’s that I become more and more knowledgable each time I have one. I’ve learned to recognize the symptoms.

The first time was sheer terror. I remember the feeling of my chest tightening as I frantically…

Some teens have been catapulted to fame online, but are they headed down the road of many child stars before them?

I’m a millennial that became a parent very young, and I never expected that I’d find myself in a situation of feeling like an “old” parent. With the pace of the internet as fast as it is, I feel like I’m trying to swim along with a rapid current that…

Janice Bae

I enjoy writing about society and culture, especially of the internet variety.

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