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Eileen Guo


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Eileen:

New U.S. Citizens Were One Of The Fastest-Growing Voting Blocs. But Not This Year.

On a Wednesday morning in late February, Annie Johnson Benifield was already through the doors of the M.O. Campbell Education Center, in Houston by 5:30 a.m. Th… → Read More

How a piecemeal Covid-19 response in one prison fueled a fatal outbreak

The outbreak at a California prison — described by inmates to STAT — show how a piecemeal response and prison conditions have fueled the virus' spread. → Read More

A new podcast amplifies Asian American stories

Asian Americans have long lacked sufficient representation in the media. What little representation occurs tends to be limited to common tropes, such as the model minority or perpetual foreigner stereotypes, or else biases specific regional backgrounds, like East Asians. Podasting is no exception: Asian American Podcasters, a membership group launched earlier this year, counts roughly […] → Read More

Mexico Is Full of America’s Smuggled Used Clothes

Inside the shadow economy that allows Mexicans to buy and sell cheap clothing. → Read More

In China, ‘Black Panther’ is a movie about America

To a country with minimal sensitivity to racism and a fascination with national identity, the Marvel blockbuster is seen as a love letter to American values. → Read More

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Stubbornly Still Has a Headphone Jack

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S9 ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and, among other innovative features, it still has a headphone jack. → Read More

Here Are the Best Moments From the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics closed on February 25 in Pyeongchang. The next Winter Olympic games will be held in Beijing. → Read More

Why Russia Hacked the Olympics and Tried to Blame North Korea

Intelligence officials reported that Russia hacked 300 computers used by the International Olympic Committee, and used N. Korean IP addresses. → Read More

Video: Watch a Tornado Rip Through A School Gym

A viral video on Reddit shows the terrifying power of a tornado. → Read More

'Annihilation' Box Office: Why Its Modest Opening Was Expected

Alex Garland's science fiction film, Annihilation opened to $10.6 million in its first three days in theaters. → Read More

Happy 162nd: A Very Brief History Of U.S. Dollar Bill(s)

On February 25, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln created the first "greenbacks" -- the predecessor to the modern American dollar bill. → Read More

ARKit Brings Girl From 'The Ring' To Terrify You IRL

Designer Abhishek Singh uses Apple's ARKit to bring Samara from "The Ring" to life. → Read More

Mobile World Congress 2018: What to Expect At Biggest Mobile Phone Conference of Year

The biggest mobile technology event of the year will take place February 26-March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. → Read More

College to HS Activists: Protesting Gun Laws Won't Cost Admission

College admissions officers are assuring high school students protesting for gun reform that disciplinary action for peaceful protests will not cost a... → Read More

Video: Mount Sinabung's Eruption Sends Ash 55,000 Feet Into Sky

Earlier this week, the volcano Mount Sinabung in Indonesia erupted, sending ash 55,000 feet into the sky. → Read More

#BoycottNRA: Can Brand Backlash Be the Gun Lobby's Downfall?

The First National Bank of Omaha and Enterprise Holdings Inc. became the first businesses to end their partnerships with the NRA after #BoycottNRA. → Read More

Why Kinder Eggs Are Illegal in the U.S., Unlike Semi-Automatic Rifles

The candy was banned by the FDA out of safety concerns in 1938, but assault weapons, which kill more children, are still legal. → Read More

Lunar New Year: Why the Chinese Calendar Follows the Moon, Mostly

The first day of the Year of the Dog, according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, is upon us. Here's how lunisolar calendars works. → Read More

After Florida Shooting, GoFundMe Scams Sprout Up

Less than 24 hours after Nikolas Cruz killed 17 of his former classmates and teachers, 90 GoFundMe pages - some real and some fake - had popped up. → Read More

Who is the Florida Shooter? Nikolas Cruz Will Appear Before a Judge Thursday

19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 accounts of premeditated murder for his shooting of his former high school. Classmates knew this was coming. → Read More