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. 

3 TV Series You Should Watch This Weekend

By Candy Chan | Published 11.07.2020.

3 TV Series You Should Watch This Weekend

1. For those who like history but find period pieces boring…. The Great on Hulu The Great follows a young Catherine…

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If I Face Deportation From The U.S. I Would Have Nowhere To Go

By Candy Chan | Published 10.07.2020.

If I Face Deportation From The U.S. I Would Have Nowhere To Go

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday that F1 and M1 visa holders — most international students…

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Johnny Depp Accuses Amber Heard Of Telling “Porky Pie” In Trial

By Candy Chan | Published 09.07.2020.

Johnny Depp Accuses Amber Heard Of Telling “Porky Pie” In Trial

The third day of trial began with questions over Depp and Heard’s detox trip on his private island in the Bahamas in…

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Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Face Showdown In Court

By Candy Chan | Published 08.07.2020.

Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Face Showdown In Court

On Tuesday Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attended High Court in London to proceed with the first day of a three-week libel…

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Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Berates Reporters For Asking Questions on Confederate Flag

By Candy Chan | Published 06.07.2020.

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Berates Reporters For Asking Questions on Confederate Flag

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany kicked off the White House briefing by reiterating messages from President Trump’s…

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We WILL Dance Again: Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Dies From COVID-19

By Candy Chan | Published 06.07.2020.

We WILL Dance Again: Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Dies From COVID-19

When I moved to New York to start college, I rejected the identity of a tourist. I told myself I went to the city enough…

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China Warns UK Not To Interfere After Offering Citizenship To Hong Kong Residents

By Candy Chan | Published 03.07.2020.

China Warns UK Not To Interfere After Offering Citizenship To Hong Kong Residents

China issued warnings against the UK promise to offer nearly 3 million residents of Hong Kong — those with British…

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Why Do Reddit And Twitch Take Action Against Trump?

By Candy Chan | Published 02.07.2020.

Why Do Reddit And Twitch Take Action Against Trump?

Reddit and Twitch, two social media platforms, chimed in on the debate of whether tech companies should police and moderate…

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House Passes Bill Imposing Sanctions On China Over Hong Kong

By Candy Chan | Published 02.07.2020.

House Passes Bill Imposing Sanctions On China Over Hong Kong

On Wednesday the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to rebuke China as the country clamps down on Hong…

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Joe Biden Lambasts Trump For European Union’s Travel Ban 

By Candy Chan | Published 02.07.2020.

Joe Biden Lambasts Trump For European Union’s Travel Ban 

Joe Biden, presumptive presidential nominee, condemned Trump’s mismanagement of the country’s pandemic response…

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Mike Pence Says Wear A Mask

By Candy Chan | Published 01.07.2020.

Mike Pence Says Wear A Mask

There are more than 2.6 million coronavirus cases in the U.S. and more than 129,000 deaths. Roughly half of all new coronavirus…

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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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