After a year like no other, some colleges have turned to AI-powered virtual proctoring apps to administer exams. YR Media investigated the rise of these apps and looked into students’ serious concerns about privacy, bias, and mental health effects. “You feel like they’re expecting you to cheat,” one first-year student said. See the full investigation […]Read More Surveillance U: Has Virtual Proctoring Gone Too Far?
While many of us recognize that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are not a monolith by any means, there’s also value in celebrating young AAPI influencers using their platforms to bring about change in their communities. Check out this list from YR Media.Read More 8 AAPI Activists and Creators You Should Pay Attention To
Youth activists were at the forefront of many protests last summer, after George Floyd’s death stunned the nation. YR Media checked back in with one of them. “I’m so proud of the progress that we have made this year, the conversations we’ve begun this year. But when it comes to the grand scheme of things, […]Read More It’s Been a Year: The View From a Youth Activist
Finals are never fun, but the added layer of distance learning makes this exam season all the more difficult. Here are four ways to manage exam and quarantine stress, from short walks to socially-distanced gatherings from YR Media.Read More 4 Self-Care Tips for Finals
Earlier this year the LA Police Commission approved LAPD’s continued use of facial recognition technology raising a lot of questions. YR Media spoke to the sheriff’s department to find out how officers use it. Read the Q&A at YR Media.Read More LAPD Allows the Use of Facial Recognition. Here’s How It Works
With #AntiAsianRacism on the rise, YR Media asked Asian American students around the country how they are coping and how their colleges are supporting them. “I’m tired of the school sending an email and thinking ‘okay that’s enough support for today,’” said An Vo. Hear more from Vo and others reflecting on how their campuses […]Read More How Are Colleges Showing Up for Their Asian American Students?
Social media is a landmine of misinterpretation, especially for neurodivergent people. And there might just be a solution: tone indicators. But like most internet trends, tone indicators come with their own share of controversy. YR Media breaks down tone indicators and the debates around using them.Read More A Guide to Tone Indicators
“My mind went radio silent when my AP U.S History teacher asked our whole class if we thought the trial of the officer that killed George Floyd would be a turning point…it irked me.” Obse Abebe on the fights that continue for BIPOC communities. Read her essay at YR Media.Read More Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder, but Was Justice Truly Served?
What’s one of your biggest regrets? Season 5 of YR Media’s AdultISH podcast starts with Merk Nguyen answering that question. A rainy day recess and 15 years later, she and co-host Nyge Turner unpack the guilt that comes from being a mean friend. They also get advice from Merk’s former elementary school counselor on how […]Read More Owning Up: Taking Accountability for Being A Bully
After a year in lockdown, theater companies are more determined than ever to keep connecting with their audiences. SFBATCO shares its new approach to theater. Read more at YR Media.Read More How One Local Theater Company Got Creative During Quarantine