• A Historic Moment for “Saturday Night Live”


    How the show made staying at home fun for 90 minutes.

  • Small Courses and Big Campuses


    A Comparison of American and German Student Life

  • The Color of Love


    Reflections on love from Long Beach students.

  • A Very Quarantine Halloween


    Stay in good spirits this October!

  • A Wrap on a COVID Semester


    A student's thoughts on a fall semester like no other.

  • Amazon Takes Over the Holidays


    Is Jeff Bezos the new Santa Claus? 

  • An Apple a Day...


    Craft cider shop takes root in downtown Long Beach.

  • Can We Talk About the Mail?


    An ode to letter writing.

  • Cigarette Pact, 2.0


    To Nicotine or Not to Nicotine?

  • Clanking Mugs at Steel Cup Café


    Local, sustainable and delicious!

  • Cocoa & Radio


    The unwavering bond between a man and his dog.

  • Collective Effervescence


     Doctor Oliver Wang on starting a podcast and the intersection of sociology and music

  • Covid Winter is Coming


    How to get through the holiday season this year.

  • Dating as an Asian Woman


    They don't see color, so I must be invisible.

  • Granite


    Reflections after Climbing the Nose of El Capitan.

  • Growing up with Rainn


    The night Rainn made it rain — both outside and on these cheeks.

  • High Hoops


    Breaking boundaries and bouncing back.

  • How Food Delivery Services Are Flourishing


    By Nicholas Kim

    Since COVID-19 began to affect how restaurants conduct business, food delivery services have gained an advantage thanks to the extra influx of orders. 

    Services like DoorDash, Postmates, and Grubhub are technology companies that use logistics services to offer food delivery from restaurants. In order for a person to deliver food, they must have the proper tools: a smartphone, a car, an insulated hot bag, and a mask. On a food delivery shift, the person must be ready to accept orders, go to the restaurant, pick up the items, and then drop off the order wherever the customer wants the driver to go. The benefits of this work is the driver can make their own schedule and receive tips for every completed delivery. Drivers are classified as independent contractors.

    Due to COVID-19 affecting how restaurants serve customers by utilizing outdoor dining and temperature scanners, many people would rather order takeout then dine outside. Instead of handoffs, customers can ask for drivers to leave their orders on their doorsteps, which is called no-contact delivery. Food delivery service drivers have lots of opportunities to make extra money during lunch and dinner. There are some generous customers who compensate drivers really well. People order extra food not just for normal dinners, but for special occasions like for sporting events and birthday parties. 

    One problem with food delivery services is that most drivers usually accept higher money orders than low paying orders. There are some instances when the customer would tip less or none at all and drivers would end up not accepting the order. Any orders that are not accepted are blacklisted until someone finally accepts the order, but by then, the food would get cold and wouldn’t taste good. The best advice for customers would be to tip fairly if they want their orders delivered as quickly as possible. 

    Food delivery services sound like a good opportunity for those who want extra income. Delivering food around the area and making money for each completed order can be beneficial for workers. However, drivers should worry about traffic problems, slow restaurants, and demanding customers. COVID-19 has allowed food delivery services to expand their reaches and got many people to use their services. 


  • How to Achieve Self Love


    And what it taught me about myself.

  • How Zoom Has Affected Me


    For beter and worse.