Perceptions of “Privilege”: An Inherent Income Inequality

Abstract With the advancement of communications technology, discussion on social issues has become rampant, especially regarding the disparity due to income inequality. The existing inequality in income is perceived to benefit the wealthy, giving them a privilege above others and creating a disparity in the justice and education system. The disparity that we will focus … More Perceptions of “Privilege”: An Inherent Income Inequality

The Cause and Effect of Gentrification in Developed US Cities

Abstract This study will review the cause of gentrification and its positive and negative impact on urban development. In many developed cities in the US, the cost of home skyrocketed due to many reasons. One reason being the growth of high paying jobs from many conglomerate corporations. My approach will focus on the increase in … More The Cause and Effect of Gentrification in Developed US Cities

Recognizing and understanding ADHD and depression from the first-person perspective

Growing up in Taiwan, I have suffered what was known as “behavioral problem” as a child. I have displayed uncontrolled and unpredicted hyperactive behavior, in addition to inability follow instructions or focus. Many times I was advised to seek a guidance counselor with my mother’s supervision. My mom and I talked to many counselor as … More Recognizing and understanding ADHD and depression from the first-person perspective

Loosing a Friend

When I came to the U.S. to continue high school in 2006 under the guardianship of my aunt and uncle, I was hoping to finish high school and possibly attending college and maybe even becoming a permanent resident here if my education goes very well. I’ve had a tough part going through the language barrier … More Loosing a Friend