Yoojung Jang

Yoojung Jang

Yoojung (Sally) is a junior at the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) in the Creative Writing conservatory. She loves to read, is a food enthusiast, and is interested in social, cultural, and political issues.
Opinion: #StopAsianHate is not over

Opinion: #StopAsianHate is not over

#StopAsianHate is not over. 2021 has seen an influx of anti-Asian hate as a result of the coronavirus, with NBC reporting a grand 169% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in the last year.  On the upside, anti-Asian hate has faced a lot more attention from the public...

Opinion: Women’s History Month — or is it?

Opinion: Women’s History Month — or is it?

March has been designated as Women’s History Month since 1987, meant to celebrate remarkable female figures in history and to recognize the gender for its many historical contributions to the nation. Even in the COVID-19 pandemic, this tradition continued for 2021. ...

My real life experience with the Silverado Fire

My real life experience with the Silverado Fire

On the morning of Monday, Oct. 26, the Silverado Fire began in the Santiago and Silverado Canyon Road region near the city of Irvine, as reported by LAist. As of Oct. 27, the second day since the start of the fire, over 12,000 acres had been impacted, while over...

Opinion: COVID-19 showed that the U.S. healthcare system needs reform

Opinion: COVID-19 showed that the U.S. healthcare system needs reform

The recent and still on-going COVID-19 pandemic left the world in chaos and anguish. In the midst of the huge disorder that this historical event brought on, one of the questions that arise is: Could we have done better in responding to this international crisis?

My answer to this question is, yes. The United States (US) as a whole could have, and more than that, should have done better, specifically in the area of healthcare. In fact, our healthcare system definitely did not contribute to the fullest and more than anything, COVID-19 has shown us that the US healthcare system needs reform and changes.