THAT IS A RACIAL SLUR?

A University of Southern California (USC) professor has come under fire for his apparent use of a racial slur. When illustrating the different filler words in various languages, he brought up “nei-ge” in Mandarin. As it sounds like a racial slur in English, debate ensued regarding the professor’s intentions.

WHAT’S SLOWER THAN SNAIL MAIL?

Amidst a funding crisis, the United States Postal Service announces cost-cutting measures that would slow down mail deliveries. Americans worry for the fate of their mail-in ballots. Having been granted an additional US$25 billion in funding by the US House of Representatives, USPS announced that it will postpone its cost-cutting measures to after the Presidential Election.

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM… WITH CHINA

Assisting China’s political agendas? A now-deleted controversial tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey offering support for Hong Kong’s anti-government protests saw hostile backlash from China. Various Chinese companies, such as the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Li-Ning, Tencent and the Shanghai Pudong Development…

NOT KOOL OVER #KUTOO

What is #KuToo? The #KuToo movement started in January 2019, when 32-year-old actress and writer Yumi Ishikawa tweeted about her frustration against a workplace stipulation that women had to wear high heels. Ishikawa feels that being required to wear high heels is rooted in…