Helen Chen, Jr. Editor

Helen Chen, Jr. Editor

Hello! I’m Helen, a junior editor for the "Young Voices" section of BK Reader! Currently, I'm a high school student with a desire to explore all that the world has to offer. I’m also an educational advocate, community leader, journalist and global citizen. In my free time, I love to read, write, listen to music, or simply help out around the house! I’m a native Brooklynite and New Yorker with a love of the greatest city in the world!

Expecting ‘unprecedented’ voter turnout, Brooklyn pol wants more early voting

Why Your Vote Matters

Long plagued by a lack of voter turnout, especially youth presence, New York is currently the process of wrapping up its 2020 primary election. In a discussion with Olivia Brady, a Political Science & Government and Gender & Sexuality Studies...

filet-o-fish, McDonalds, fishing, Helen Chen

Ode to the Filet-O-Fish

THINK ABOUT that Filet-O-Fish for a moment. Savory? Mouthwatering? Cheap? What if I told you that 5% of the world’s fish species are extinct and nearly 70% have been “entirely exploited or depleted”, according to World Oceans Day? Overfishing is...

teens, coronavirus


I'm a student from Nassau County.  Before quarantine, I was attending school normally. There were procedures in place in case the school got shut down but nobody was too concerned, not even the teachers. Then the coronavirus issue got bigger...

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