Author: Elva Lu

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Time is Ticking for TikTok

On August 6, 2020, President Trump signed two executive orders banning Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat, respectively, citing a threat to “the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.” In other words, the orders instructed the Commerce Secretary to define what the ban will look like within […]

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Grade Report – the W.H.O.

Who is the W.H.O.? The W.H.O. stands for the World Health Organization, an international institution with a mission: “to direct and coordinate international health work through collaboration.” The current 194 member countries (or states) participating in the organization attend the World Health Assembly to determine policies and allocate resources.  In […]

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Explaining Politics to Hobbits

BAG END — My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses, and Proudfoots. I shall not keep you long; I have called you all together for a Story. I know you’re accustomed to the […]

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Of Leprechauns, Shamrock, and Sinn Féin

To the surprise of many, Sinn Féin won the general election in Ireland with a share of 24.5%, but Fianna Fáil is the largest party by a difference of one seat (38 versus 37 seats). Read on for a peek into Irish politics and why this election matters. Before getting […]