Candy Chan

Candy Chan

Candy Chan is studying History with a focus on War and Revolution at Barnard College. She is currently a staff writer at the Columbia Daily Spectator, covering issues pertaining to Columbia's relationship with West Harlem.

Prior to that she was an editor at Spectator's long-form magazine, The Eye, where she wrote stories about gender and sexuality.

Chan grew up in Vietnam where she witnessed first-hand the dangers of censorship; she has been determined to pursue a career in truth-seeking and to defend journalists' rights since. 

National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien Insists Trump Didn’t Know About Suspected Russian Plot in Afghanistan

By Candy Chan | Published 30.06.2020.

National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien Insists Trump Didn’t Know About Suspected Russian Plot in Afghanistan

In light of recent articles from the New York Times and other media outlets about a suspected Russian plot against U.S. troops…

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President Trump Prioritizes Skills Over College Degree In Federal Hiring

By Candy Chan | Published 26.06.2020.

President Trump Prioritizes Skills Over College Degree In Federal Hiring

President Trump will be signing an executive order to focus federal hiring on a job applicant’s skills over a college…

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“Kung Flu” Was Internet Humor. Now It Feels Like An Attack

By Candy Chan | Published 25.06.2020.

“Kung Flu” Was Internet Humor. Now It Feels Like An Attack

In March, just as lockdown tightened and the U.S. finally braced itself for a global pandemic, I sent someone a meme about…

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Ben & Jerry’s Pledge To Boycott Facebook Ads 

By Candy Chan | Published 24.06.2020.

Ben & Jerry’s Pledge To Boycott Facebook Ads 

Ben & Jerry’s is the latest company to join a line of others in boycotting Facebook ads. On Tuesday, the ice cream…

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Biden’s Campaign Demands Facebook And Twitter To Remove Trump’s Posts About Mail-in Ballots

By Candy Chan | Published 23.06.2020.

Biden’s Campaign Demands Facebook And Twitter To Remove Trump’s Posts About Mail-in Ballots

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, asked Facebook and Twitter to take down President Trump’s…

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The Voice Of America Is Not The Voice Of Trump

By Candy Chan | Published 22.06.2020.

The Voice Of America Is Not The Voice Of Trump

On Monday, leadership at VOA changed almost entirely. The Senate confirmation of President Trump’s appointed head of…

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What Teenagers Did To Sabotage Trump Rally Is Not A Prank, It’s Online Activism

By Candy Chan | Published 22.06.2020.

What Teenagers Did To Sabotage Trump Rally Is Not A Prank, It’s Online Activism

President Trump and his team had high expectations for their Saturday night rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brad Parscale, chairman…

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Press Secretary McEnany Slams Democrats And CNN At Press Briefing

By Candy Chan | Published 19.06.2020.

Press Secretary McEnany Slams Democrats And CNN At Press Briefing

On Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the US, President Trump wanted…

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Eight Takeaways From John Bolton’s Explosive New Memoir

By Candy Chan | Published 18.06.2020.

Eight Takeaways From John Bolton’s Explosive New Memoir

John Bolton’s tell-all memoir, The Room Where It Happened, should officially publish next week. Its contents have the…

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The U.S. Imposes New Sanctions Targeting Assad Regime In Syria

By Candy Chan | Published 17.06.2020.

The U.S. Imposes New Sanctions Targeting Assad Regime In Syria

The U.S. has issued new sanctions on supporters of President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, with the Department of…

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Kellyanne Conway On John Bolton’s Book, Iowa Polls, And Tulsa Rally

By Candy Chan | Published 17.06.2020.

Kellyanne Conway On John Bolton’s Book, Iowa Polls, And Tulsa Rally

Kellyanne Conway had several things to say this morning. During this brief gaggle, Conway talked about John Bolton’s…

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Social Media Users First Praised the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Now They Denounce It

By Candy Chan | Published 17.06.2020.

Social Media Users First Praised the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Now They Denounce It

By now, it’s all too evident how social media can make or break an individual or organization. Weeks ago, as the protests…

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Forbes Revoked Kylie Jenner’s Billionaire Status. Here’s Why It Matters 

By Candy Chan | Published 15.06.2020.

Forbes Revoked Kylie Jenner’s Billionaire Status. Here’s Why It Matters 

Forbes magazine dropped Kylie Jenner from the billionaires list, claiming that they have doubts about whether she earned…

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Transgender Protection In Health Care Act

By Candy Chan | Published 15.06.2020.

Trump Administration Rolls Back Transgender Protection In Health Care Act

The Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era regulation that protects transgender patients against discrimination by…

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Deaths Of Black Men Hanging On Trees Stir National Outrage 

By Candy Chan | Published 15.06.2020.

Deaths Of Black Men Hanging On Trees Stir National Outrage 

Across the nation, the death of Robert Fuller, a Black man found hanging from a tree in California, has sent waves of shock…

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