Work of the Week – Featuring Luke Williams

Work of the Week – Featuring Luke Williams Luke is a rising junior and Oklahoma City native who lives in Currier House studying Social Studies with a focus on Economics and Sociology. He works at the Boston Municipal Court Service Center, writes for The Crimson newsboard, and covered Czechia, Poland, and Hungary in Let’s Go 2020. A long time fiction fan, Luke recently discovered that his real writing interests might lie in creative nonfiction, so now he spends way too much time trying to sound like David Foster Wallace—you might even catch him asking you to “Consider the Lobster.”  “The …

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When Disparity Becomes Deadly

When Disparity Becomes Deadly Is COVID-19 only a biological threat, or also a distraction from the social inequalities in the US today? By MIMI TARRANT   From the earliest stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, alarming figures have emerged on the relative prevalence of cases and deaths among males and females within communities. Initial analysis suggests that the rate of infections and fatalities are not evenly distributed among males and females. Females typically make up the higher proportion of cases in U.S. states, yet males tend to make up the majority of deaths from COVID-19. For example, in Michigan, 10.72% of …

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