Nearly one year ago, on March 13, 2020, San Diego County issued a two-week stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The gravity of the situation was growing quickly. Within nine months, the first vaccines were offered, an incredibly quick timeline for vaccine development.
When Jaida Day arrived at UC San Diego to begin her undergraduate studies, she found a welcoming campus environment, peers and faculty to push her academically, beautiful beaches, and opportunities to get involved in student organizations. But she also found there was something missing.
For many women, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought gender inequity into sharp focus. The disproportionate impacts on women have caused an imbalance in competing priorities of their multiple roles, from marriage and motherhood to career and caregiving.
San Diego’s tide pools are a popular site for visitors hoping to see some form of marine life. Revealed with the ebb and flow of the tides, these rocky coastal wonderlands are often teeming with creatures ranging from hermit crabs and octopus to small fishes and sea anemones.
Violence in Mexico has been on the rise and it is increasingly difficult to understand. Though popular portrayals of the bloodshed depict it as a product of Hollywood-esque conflicts between cartels, experts now recognize that the drivers of violence are more nuanced.