Ripped from the Headline Essays

Ben Cohen

When Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Vietnam was delayed for three hours on August 25th, 2021, China threw together an ambush: a gift of two million COVID vaccine doses for their neighbors, just before the US planned on donating one million of their own. It was merely another battle in a longstanding geopolitical proxy war in Vietnam, and the smaller communist nation could only plead neutrality to avoid further bullying by these two superpowers...

Gem Tan

            In the past five years, Philippine news on human milk banks in the nation has increased. The government seems to be investing a lot of effort into establishing these banks and encouraging women to donate their excess breast milk. They justify the need for milk banks by explaining that they are for the benefit of vulnerable babies who, for some reason, cannot access their mother’s milk. Furthermore, the natural calamities that regularly befall the Philippines makes most people...