Sara Khan

Sara Khan (23C) is from Fairfax, Virginia, majoring in neuroscience and behavioral biology and minoring in English. In her free time, she enjoys reading, binge-watching Netflix shows, playing tennis and sleeping. Contact Khan at [email protected]

COVID-19 Will Help Us Appreciate the Little Things in Life

COVID-19 has unquestionably ruined our lives. Nearly 2 million people worldwide have died after being infected with the novel coronavirus. As of Oct. 13, 2020, an estimated 690 million people globally are undernourished. Zoom now controls the careers of millions of Americans. Children are now used to seeing their peers through only computer screens, unable [...]

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Young People, You Aren’t Immune to COVID-19

As vaccine rollout began on Dec. 11, the world was ecstatic. Health care workers eagerly signed up to receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use in the U.S. When the Moderna vaccine was subsequently granted emergency approval [...]

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Here’s Why You Should Get Vaccinated

COVID-19 has completely upended our lives. According to a Pew Research Center study, 25% of U.S. adults witnessed a job loss in their household due to the outbreak. Mental health deteriorated as we adapted to quarantine and extensive self-isolation. This pandemic uprooted countless college students, forcing us into our childhood bedrooms and drastically different time [...]

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America, You Have an Islamophobia Problem

I am a Muslim American. Throughout my life, people have said that my faith makes them uncomfortable, told me to go back to my country and openly called me a terrorist. Growing up in Fairfax, Virginia, which is 70% white and predominantly Christian, I’ve become accustomed to being a minority in all spaces, with respect [...]

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Don’t Let Trump Fool You, a Vaccine Isn’t Ready

On Oct. 5, President Donald Trump returned to the White House after a three-day hospitalization at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Seemingly unbothered by his recent COVID-19 diagnosis, he quickly removed his mask to film a video outside the Oval Office. In this address, he stated, “the vaccines are coming momentarily,” undermining the severity [...]

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