Category: Global News

Meet GWUOHS’ First Ever Co-Head of School

Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

In a series of shocking events, from Ms. Giraldo’s pregnancy to yesterday’s unfathomable PZD crucifixion, the GW Chronicle has, yet again, uncovered deeper, behind-doors news. According to an undocumented, unofficial insider report from Stride Inc., GWUOHS has hired a Mr. Richard Mistretta as GWUOHS’ first ever Co-Head of School. And yes, this Mr. Mistretta is, in fact, the father of our Ms. Mistretta, GWUOHS’ now Co-Principal. In an exclusive interview with Mr. Mistretta, the GW Chronicle explores the new Mistretta authority:

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The Drastic Rise of Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans

Danielle C., journalist

Anti-Asian hate crimes, racially motivated crimes that discriminately target not only those of Asian descent but their property as well, have become an urgent matter of discussion in the past two years. Also known as “Covid-related hate crimes,” throughout the past year, such crimes–ranging from verbal assault and harassment to physical violence–have increased a shocking 339%. This drastic surge has been seen in every city across the nation, characterizing a dramatic change that began to rise and become increasingly present rapidly around March 2020, when the pandemic became more serious.

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Is Female Discrimination in the Workforce Worsening?

Danielle C., journalist

Women comprise largely 50% of the total world population. Yet, this ratio does not hold true in the workforce. Since movements in the 20th century that pushed for equal access to education, women have increasingly achieved educational levels that match – if not overcome – those of men. However, this fact remains unseen as women continue to face not only inequality through wage gaps but also the prevention of stepping up and attaining key positions within valued industries, such as engineering and technology. 

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The Pandemic Poses a Threat to Ending Child Marriage

Danielle C., journalist

Amid the spread of Covid-19, various unforeseen circumstances have come forward and presented themselves as much more profound matters than they seemed to be. The pandemic has led to a drastic increase in the number of child marriages around the world, and  its “damage to education and the economy could reverse decades of progress on child marriage and pregnancy,” pushing back all efforts that were previously taken to eradicate the practice of child marriage. 

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Music Education During the Pandemic and Its Future

Diane K, journalist

Since the spread of the pandemic, music education has taken an unexpected turn from traditional methods of teaching as it is forced to cope with unprecedented changes. As more in-person activities slowly return, students and teachers are facing yet another unfamiliar hurdle of adjustments.

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A Ceremonial Chariot Has Been Discovered Near Pompeii

Nyma E., Global News Co-Editor

Italian archeologists have unveiled a ceremonial chariot near the Roman city of Pompeii. Other chariots, used for travel and work, have been discovered in the area, but this is the first chariot of this kind that has been uncovered near Pompeii, leading to the excitement of archeologists worldwide. 

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The Psychological Impact of COVID-19

Maya Tuckman, journalist

While the health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic appear to be the most urgent issues in current global society, mental health risks during quarantine isolation, loss of loved ones, and other financial, social, and familial struggles exemplify a rising personal conflict. Stress and isolation evoke unusually harmful psychological consequences that, since the start of lockdown, have progressively exacerbated the condition of nationwide mental health and intensified negative circumstances for those already struggling with mental illnesses like anxiety, addiction, depression, and more.

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