Leila Ettachfini

texting

Sorry, I'm Too Busy Doing Nothing to Text Back

Why it's so hard to reply to people, including the ones you love, right now.
Leila Ettachfini
5.12.20
Student debt

House Democrats Push to Cancel Student Debt Because of Coronavirus

The bill for the next COVID-19 relief package is expected next week. Will it include up to $30k in student debt relief?
Leila Ettachfini
5.8.20
ramadan

Muslims Observing Ramadan Are Providing Critical Coronavirus Relief

Inspired by Ramadan, several Muslim organizations and individuals are donating their time and money to aid those hit hard by COVID-19.
Leila Ettachfini
5.6.20
Religion

Orthodox Jews Were Blamed for Spreading COVID. Now They're Donating Plasma

Several Orthodox communities have faced high rates of coronavirus as well as discrimination. Through some quick organizing, thousands who survived COVID-19 are donating their plasma to help others.
Leila Ettachfini
4.30.20
Graduation

High Schools Across the Country Are Turning to Drive-Through Graduations

Do you want fries with that?
Leila Ettachfini
4.23.20
Health

Coronavirus Death Rates Are a Direct Result of Environmental Racism

Along with other forms of systemic inequality, environmental racism can cause many of the underlying conditions that make the virus particularly dangerous for black and brown communities.
Leila Ettachfini
4.14.20
Coronavirus

Gaza Was ‘An Emergency Even Before Corona.' What Happens Now?

Dr. Salam Khashan, an OB-GYN in Gaza, on what it's like to brace for COVID-19 in a place already suffering from severe medical shortages.
Leila Ettachfini
4.6.20
organizing

What Protests Look Like in a Time of Social Distancing

Organizers are getting creative as it becomes dangerous and even illegal in some places to gather in large groups.
Leila Ettachfini
3.26.20
reproductive rights

Anti-Abortion Groups Are Still Holding Protests During the Coronavirus Outbreak

“The abortion industry is still doing abortions...we are not going away unless we’re banned."
Leila Ettachfini
3.20.20
Coronavirus

States Can’t Keep Up with Surging Unemployment Claims from Coronavirus

The sudden avalanche of unemployment claims is crashing state websites.
Leila Ettachfini
3.19.20
Coronavirus

As Coronavirus Shuts Down College Campuses, Students Scramble for Stability

"My parents found out that I'm gay, and they kicked me out,” said one Harvard student. “I've been relying, really, on the university for housing."
Leila Ettachfini
Laura Wagner
3.13.20
Coronavirus

Worried University Students Are Asking Their Schools to Cancel Class

“Now I’m in jeopardy of not graduating because I don’t want to get sick."
Leila Ettachfini
3.11.20
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