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. 

Labels On The President’s Tweets Offer A Moment Of Clarity

By Candy Chan | Published 12.06.2020.

Labels On The President’s Tweets Offer A Moment Of Clarity

On July 1, 2017, President Trump tweeted: My use of social media is not Presidential - its MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make…

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Trump Authorizes Sanctions Against ICC Employees Involved In U.S. Probe

By Candy Chan | Published 11.06.2020.

Trump Authorizes Sanctions Against ICC Employees Involved In U.S. Probe

President Donald Trump issued an executive order to authorize economic sanctions against officials involved in an International…

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Megyn Kelly And Ted Cruz Slam Removal Of "Gone With The Wind" As Censorship

By Candy Chan | Published 10.06.2020.

Megyn Kelly And Ted Cruz Slam Removal Of "Gone With The Wind" As Censorship

Gone With the Wind, a true American classic set during the Civil War, has been temporarily pulled from the streaming service…

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Biden Says George Floyd Is Gonna Change The World

By Candy Chan | Published 09.06.2020.

Biden Says George Floyd Is Gonna Change The World

On Monday, Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden met with George Floyd's family at a restaurant in Houston, Texas. Biden,…

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A Week Full Of Missteps At The New York Times

By Candy Chan | Published 08.06.2020.

A Week Full Of Missteps At The New York Times

It all started on Wednesday, June 3rd. As the nation prepared for another day of protesting in the aftermath of the death…

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Julian Castro Endorses ‘People First Policing’ Candidates To End Police Brutality

By Candy Chan | Published 08.06.2020.

Julian Castro Endorses ‘People First Policing’ Candidates To End Police Brutality

Julian Castro endorsed four People First Policing candidates committed to ending police violence and fixing the criminal…

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Coronavirus To Plunge Global Economy Into The Worst Recession Since Second World War

By Candy Chan | Published 08.06.2020.

Coronavirus To Plunge Global Economy Into The Worst Recession Since Second World War

According to the World Bank forecast, the global economy will shrink by 5.2%, with the largest fraction of economies declining…

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Lady Gaga Lends Instagram To Social Justice Organizations To Amplify Black Voices

By Candy Chan | Published 05.06.2020.

Lady Gaga Lends Instagram To Social Justice Organizations To Amplify Black Voices

Lady Gaga is to lend her Instagram account to ten advocacy organizations for racial and social justice on Friday. These…

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Biden: We Must Turn This Moment Into An Opportunity To Rebuild Our Country  

By Candy Chan | Published 04.06.2020.

Biden: We Must Turn This Moment Into An Opportunity To Rebuild Our Country  

Joe Biden condemned President Trump for failing to efficiently tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and for neglecting the economic…

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Ends Citywide Curfew In D.C. And Calls For Statehood And More Autonomy

By Candy Chan | Published 04.06.2020.

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Ends Citywide Curfew In D.C. And Calls For Statehood And More Autonomy

The sixth day of protesting in D.C. saw the largest crowd met with the lowest number of arrests. In a press conference on…

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Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Compares Trump’s Visit to St. John’s Church to Churchill During WWII

By Candy Chan | Published 03.06.2020.

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Compares Trump’s Visit to St. John’s Church to Churchill During WWII

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany commenced the Wednesday White House press briefing by quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.…

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Biden Says Trump’s Response To COVID-19 Is ‘Extreme Negligence At A Minimum’

By Candy Chan | Published 02.06.2020.

Biden Says Trump’s Response To COVID-19 Is ‘Extreme Negligence At A Minimum’

Joe Biden greeted over 300 guests on their screens at his Monday evening virtual fundraisers in Indiana and Ohio. Many saw…

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Denies Requesting Mutual Aid From The National Guard

By Candy Chan | Published 02.06.2020.

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Denies Requesting Mutual Aid From The National Guard

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser held a press conference on Tuesday morning to address the actions of the federal police on Monday…

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DC Mayor Bowser Announces Extended Curfew After a Night of Damage and Destruction

By Candy Chan | Published 01.06.2020.

DC Mayor Bowser Announces Extended Curfew After a Night of Damage and Destruction

After a weekend that witnessed both peaceful protests and violent mayhem across the nation, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser held a…

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NY Governor Cuomo: ‘Violence Never Works’

By Candy Chan | Published 01.06.2020.

NY Governor Cuomo: ‘Violence Never Works’

In his daily press briefing on Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo shared some good news about the impact of COVID-19 in New York…

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