Fault Lines

This series of stories examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted systemic issues through the Fault Lines of race, class, gender, generation, geography and sexual orientation. The stories were reported and written by student enrolled in Special Topics: Reporting the Fault Lines of COVID-19.

TCU football player sparks making of ‘End Racism’ mural

Members of the TCU community were invited to write their names on the "End Racism" mural.

TCU called to act on video of admitted student using racial...

TCU is the latest in a series of universities having to address racist comments from incoming students.

Tyson Fresh Meats plant leads to a spike in COVID-19 cases...

Cass County sits in Indiana's corn belt, where acres of black dirt house row upon row of corn and soybeans. But this year, spring planting was eclipsed by the novel coronavirus.

Nebraska meatpacking workers vulnerable to COVID-19

Workers in the plants have been especially hard hit by COVID-19. While the numbers are declining, an examination of the state’s spring outbreak reveals a different story.  

Black, Latinx communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19

Black and Latinx communities in the U.S. are experiencing more cases, deaths, and fewer recoveries than affluent white communities.

Las Vegas takes on COVID-19

New York City has long been known as the city that never sleeps, but until COVID-19, Las Vegas wasn't very restful either.

A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge

Save a few distant cheers from onlookers peering through fences or clapping from make-shift grandstands at nearby homes, Colonial Country Club was eerily quiet during the Charles Schwab Challenge in June.
Sean Linton (middle), a staff member at Central Texas Food Bank, helps volunteers sort through food on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Food insecurity in Austin amid COVID-19

The food insecurity rate in Travis County is growing as COVID-19 affects people’s financial well-being and, in turn, their food stability.
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