Nicholas Chan

Nicholas Chan is a senior at Santa Clara University with a major in environmental studies. He grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the Bay Area to pursue his undergraduate degree in 2016.

Nicholas got his first start in journalism as an intern for Metro Silicon Valley in the summer of 2019, covering issues like homelessness, housing affordability and criminal justice in Santa Clara County.

In his free time, he’s a rugby player and aspires to be a powerlifter once he graduates in December 2020.

Voting rate in Silicon Valley reaches historic levels

Voters came out in droves for the 2020 general election as voting rates reached historic levels in Silicon Valley, where the majority cast ballots for Joe Biden. According to Rachel Massaro, vice president and director of research at Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which authored a recent report along with Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies,...

Landslide victory for police oversight, card room tax in San Jose

San Jose voters have overwhelmingly passed Measures G and H. Measure G, which will in part expand the oversight of San Jose’s civilian watchdog, was approved by 78.1% of voters in a landslide victory. “I’m grateful to our San Jose voters and San Jose police officers who overwhelmingly supported Measure G,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said....