in this issue:
Coming to America and Coming of Age
– Asthaa Chaturvedi and Jenny Luna
Nelson escaped gang violence in Honduras and crossed the border illegally. The 19-year-old now faces a new country, high school, and immigration court, while New York City grapples with the legal proceedings of the thousands of unaccompanied Central American immigrant youths like him.
Out from behind the lines
– Alex Myers
There are the histories that are handed to us, into which we are expected to fit, and there are the histories that we must assemble for ourselves.
Tell me something about Sikh people
– Josh Kramer
No one should suffer violence and discrimination. For more than a century, Sikhs in America have, whether in Oak Creek, Bellingham, or Chicago. A proud and strong community endures.
What we lost in Palmyra
– Heidi Stalla
The destruction of Palmyra by ISIS is horrific. Behind the visible, what is the real thing that we mourn?
Eyes wide cut: the American origins of Korea’s plastic surgery craze
– Laura Kurek
South Korea's obsession with cosmetic surgery can be traced back to an American doctor, raising uneasy questions about beauty standards.
Going back home: life as a reverse immigrant
– Andrea Yu
Decades after her mother immigrated from Hong Kong to Canada, Andrea Yu made the reverse move. She’s one participant in a growing trend: second-generation reverse migration.
Guardian of the dispossessed: an economic dissident in modern India
– J. Zach Hollo
As India thrives and convulses in its embrace of capitalism, one labor organizer sees himself as the last line of defense for the working class and those being left behind as the country develops.