By. Elisa Teeter, Associate Editor, Vol. 27 The USDA defines “food deserts” as areas that meet both low-income and low-access criteria based on census data.[i] To meet the low-income criteria, either 1) the poverty rate must be greater than or equal to 20% or 2) the median family income in the area does not exceed […]

By: Karly JungAssociate Editor, Vol. 26 COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color.[1] Black, Hispanic, and Native American people are roughly three times more likely to die of COVID-19 compared to white people.[2] In some areas, these differences are further exacerbated. For example, in Washington, D.C., “Black residents make up roughly 46% […]

By Isha AbbasiAssociate Editor, Vol. 26 Ding. The familiar, and now haunting, sound of a CNN news notification pierced my expecting ears. I was used to getting one a day now. Sometimes a mundane story about who won The Voice, most times a horrific statistic about the rapid spread and death toll of the COVID-19 […]

 By Emma RosenAssociate Editor, Vol. 26    “The IRS’s decision to exclude incarcerated persons from advance refund payments is likely contrary to law…. Plaintiffs have established they are likely to be irreparably injured without an injunction.”[i]  Judge Hamilton, of the Northern District of California, gave hope to incarcerated individuals and their families by issuing an injunction […]