Yvonne Kim

Bio

Yvonne was born and raised in Southern California. She has previously written for the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Northwestern and Korea Exposé covering issues of higher education, mental health and breaking local news. Yvonne earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and she loves and misses the Chicago snow dearly. She also earned a double major in English literature. She has been nursing YouTube and Tumblr addictions since middle school and will gladly chat with anyone at length about the Korean entertainment industry.

The Electoral College Has A Pretty Major Origin In American Law

By Yvonne Kim
As the 2020 presidential election approaches, lawmakers have begun speaking out about not only who should be the next president, but also how they should be elected. Though they admit it would take a lot of work, Democratic presidential candidates…

Donald Trump Jr. Is Apparently Fluent In More Than 1 Language

By Yvonne Kim
For someone overseeing a company as big as The Trump Organization and serving as an (unofficial) face of presidential campaigns, speaking more than one language would surely be of help. With President Donald Trump's second presidential campaign…

Twitter Is Losing It Over Trump Asking Congress To Investigate Obama's Netflix Deal

By Yvonne Kim
Finding himself in the midst of a ramped up Congressional impeachment investigation, President Donald Trump resorted to his favorite coping mechanism, Twitter, to claim Democrats ought to give up on the Mueller report. And then, he used it to name…

Pete Buttigieg's Husband Is Kind Of Amazing On Twitter

By Yvonne Kim
When the young mayor of an Indiana town announced he would be running for president, he quickly had the country's attention — and his husband's, too. Chasten Buttigieg was just as taken aback as the rest of us when he learned his husband Pete was…

Melania Trump's Language Skills Are Seriously Impressive

By Yvonne Kim
Though President Donald Trump has chosen to almost exclusively speak English, he surrounds himself with family members with much wider linguistic abilities. Even far before his presidency, his first wife, Ivana Trump, was Czech, and now, the current…

The Supreme Court's Asylum Decision Has Twitter Devastated

By Yvonne Kim
When President Donald Trump first announced potential restrictions on asylum laws in July 2019, the pushback was immediate. The courts, most notably in San Francisco, have been in a constant back-and-forth with the federal government in their best…

Trump Is Rolling Back Clean Water Protections, Because Who Needs To Drink Anyway

By Yvonne Kim
Since April 2019, the Trump administration has already proposed a repeal on carbon emission limits, looser methane standards, and changes to Obama-era coal regulations. This time around, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tackling water…

AOC Paid Her Student Loan Bill During A House Hearing To Prove A Point

By Yvonne Kim
The student loan crisis affects 44 million Americans, and it turns out our elected politicians are among them, too. On Sept. 10, the House of Representatives gathered for a hearing to address the $1.5 trillion dollar debt crisis plaguing college…

Here's What We Know About Vaping & Illness After All Those Scary Reports

By Yvonne Kim
In recent months, the national uptick in teen vaping has become less of a viral trend and more of a burgeoning public health emergency. Although e-cigarettes are nothing new, they are coming under increased scrutiny as otherwise healthy, young…

RBG Got Real About The Possibility Of Eliminating The Electoral College

By Yvonne Kim
In recent election cycles, the Electoral College has proven controversial. In several presidential elections in the past 20 years, the election winner has managed to claim the presidency without winning the national popular vote thanks to the…

Donald Trump Reportedly Called Don Jr. “Not The Sharpest Knife,” Which, Oof

By Yvonne Kim
As President Donald Trump's first term in office creeps steadily toward its end, it's only natural to wonder what's next: not just in terms of who's fighting to beat him, but also, who's got their eyes on succeeding him. Whether or not their father…

The iPhone 11 Pro Max Is On The Way, But It Won't Come With AirPods

By Yvonne Kim
First, what feels like centuries ago, iPhone users lost their beloved headphone jack. Then, just as people started getting used to the lightning connector, AirPods started taking over the world as the new Apple earphone standard. In the midst of all…

Apple Announced Awesome Payment Plans For The New iPhones

By Yvonne Kim
This year's iPhones have an exciting range of new features, from wide-angle cameras and 4K high-quality video to a fun, updated range of colors. But, of course, all good things come to an end, and Apple's announcements were punctuated with a…

The Battery Life Of The New iPhones Might Tempt You To Throw Away Your Charger

By Yvonne Kim
We all have that friend who is always borrowing phones to make calls or forgetting a phone charger at home. If that’s your phone with the chronic battery problem and you’re on the lookout for a replacement, you’ve come at just the right time.…

The iPhone 11 Comes In The Prettiest Colors Yet

By Yvonne Kim
At this year’s Apple Keynote Address, which was held on Sept. 10, 2019 at the Steve Jobs Theater, the company announced its next lineup of smartphones to follow last year’s iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. If you have your eye on a new phone, though,…

Evacuating Bahamians Were Kicked Off A Ferry To The U.S. Over Visa Policies

By Yvonne Kim
It's been days since Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas after hitting the islands on Sept. 1, but the devastating damage it has left behind is ongoing. In one attempt to assist survivors, independent boat companies have begun transporting evacuees to…

Twitter Is Rallying To Defend Meghan Markle After A Wild '60 Minutes' Segment

By Yvonne Kim
Since the day she announced her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle hasn’t been allowed to breathe. The new duchess' every waking moment is under scrutiny, and it's not just her pregnancy or fashion choices. She — and her son — have also…

Michelle Obama Shared The Cutest Back-To-School #TBT To Make A Major Point

By Yvonne Kim
From grinning, eager kindergarteners to college students returning to campus, the first day of school is a universal new start — whether exciting or dreadful, or sometimes, both. For those who no longer have September to mark the passage of time, it…

Trump's Doctored Hurricane Dorian Map Has Twitter Asking, "Really?"

By Yvonne Kim
Since its landfall in the Bahamas, President Donald Trump has inundated Twitter with Hurricane Dorian updates. Some were retweets from the National Hurricane Center, and others were dramatic or even inaccurate claims about who would be affected.…

Looks Like The Military Is Paying For Trump's Border Wall After All

By Yvonne Kim
The border wall is President Donald Trump's beloved brainchild, cornerstone of his presidential campaign and a promise he can't easily forget. He's touted it as the solution to a southern border crisis, but the billions of dollars needed to build it…