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Christina Chkarboul is a 2023-24 College Journalism Network Fellow, and a junior majoring in Earth sciences and global studies at the University of Southern California. Christina serves as the managing editor of the Daily Trojan, USC's independent, student-run daily newspaper, and is also a data reporter for Los Angeles-based data news site Crosstown, where she covers crime and other citywide issues. She reported on child poverty and youth mental health as a summer reporter at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly paper in eastern Oregon. Christina is interested in civic-driven local journalism and hopes to engage further in climate and sustainability reporting.
As electric bikes and scooters gain popularity among college students, California campuses vary over their regulation. The devices pose safety risks yet are cheaper, more convenient and better for the environment than gas-powered vehicles.