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Posts published in “Issue 3: April 2020”

Coronavirus & the Market: Part II

Note: Considering the potential market fluctuations throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, it should be noted this article was originally written on 4 April 2020.

These are unprecedented times. Shamefully, the biggest thing I first noticed was the lack of a long commute to work. It went from 80 minutes to 25 to 0, which was actually quite nice. Then I noticed how sad the cereal aisle looked. This is essentially the only place I’m allowed to go now. All kidding aside, I,  and probably most of us, fail to appreciate the full gravity of the pandemic at this point, and how it will affect the decades to come.…

CovidThoughts

Is it possible to feel sorry for cereal? Please, observe this woefully sad cereal aisle.

It has been thoroughly ravaged by us humans. We have first picked the best Cheerios, to the mediocre Oats, even down to third string Corn Flakes, but at Mermaid, we righteously draw the line.

One would happily supplant Mermaid with even wonder bread and spam. It’s barely a question.

But when does the new line need to be drawn? Is it vegemite? Is it baked bean hot dogs?

Where will this pandemic take us?

#covidthoughts #cereallivesmatter #doyourpart #carbohydratediscrimination #socialdistancing #help #hope #love

Racism and COVID-19

As a self-professed germaphobe, the spread of COVID-19 has been distressing for me, to say the least. My mother, well aware of my quirks, recently sent me several masks with a note saying: “Wear when you go out.” 

I have yet to use one. 

Not because I’m irresponsible and feel that my (relative) youth protects me from the worst of the disease. No, on the contrary, I’m deeply scared. Not so much of the virus, but of being a target of a racist attack. A report by the FBI warned that “hate crime incidents against Asian Americans likely will surge across the United States, due to the spread of coronavirus disease … endangering Asian American communities.”…

COVID-19: the Pandemic

Since the last issue of The Oppy, COVID-19 has been labeled a pandemic, New York has gone into a state of emergency, and sheltering has been implemented. Yet, the incidents of COVID-19 continue to rise, and it is estimated we are another few weeks from the peak of cases. Our nation’s healthcare system is in crisis mode, and the supply chain is being ramped to its max to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators (respirators). New York City hospitals are making makeshift COVID units to expand capacity by at least 50%, as mandated by Governor Cuomo. Javits Center, U.S. Navy ship, Comfort, and other pop-up hospitals, such as the Good Samaritan tents in Central Park Meadows, are being utilized for the continuous overflow of patients needing urgent medical attention.…

The Graduate: Adam Grossman

The Oppy is commemorating another decade of NYU Stern with ‘The Graduate’ series. Each month, we’ll interview a notable alum from each decade since the 1960s through the 2010s that has made an impact in their community and industry. This month’s ‘The Graduate’ interview is with 2010s alum Adam Grossman, CEO & Founder, of Block Six Analytics.

Few positions across team sports involve the pressure and isolation that comes with being a goalkeeper. Take it from this month’s notable alum. Before Adam Grossman came to Stern to pursue his MBA, he was a goalkeeper during his undergraduate years for Northwestern University’s men’s soccer team.…

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