Saturday, May 27, 2017

Can We Bring Competition Back To The NBA?

Why do we watch sports? Is it for the love of the game? Yes. Is it to watch players who devote their entire lives to the sport get to realize their dream? Yes. And...

The American Identity Crisis of Corporate Christianity

The United States has no official state religion, but this wouldn’t be apparent to the casual observer. We pledge allegiance under a God. Our money pays homage to a God and Christmas, one of...

Interview with a Playwright: Steph Del Rosso

Playwriting is a complex process, taking many forms and yielding a diverse array of styles and artistic approaches. To Steph Del Rosso, a first-year in UC San Diego’s M.F.A. Playwriting program, artistic creation is...

Film Review: “Alien: Covenant”

Horror films often require incompetence as a fundamental flaw that allows the story to progress in the proper direction. This isn’t necessarily a criticism; interesting character development is best for imperfect individuals. Incompetence highlights...

UC Regents Approve 18 Percent Nonresident Cap

The UC Board of Regents has officially decided to place a cap on the number of out-of-state and international students each UC campus can enroll. During their meeting at UC San Francisco today, the...

Khosla Declares Support for Fossil Fuel Divestment

On the morning of May 17, Chancellor Pradeep Khosla released a statement in support of fossil fuel divestment on his blog. “I stand by our students who are calling for fossil fuel divestment and support...

Baseball Drops CCAA Championship Finale to Chico State, Qualifies for NCAA Regional Match

The UC San Diego baseball team traveled up north to Stockton, California midweek to start its California Collegiate Athletic Association championship run. At the end of the weekend it was the two heavyweights from...

Responding to Shark Attacks: Keep Warning Surfers, Stop Closing Beaches

As I paddled out at the popular and, as expected, crowded surf break of Lowers in San Clemente, California, I couldn’t help but feel uneasy at every splash of water or shadow passing near...

Seed + Sprout to Occupy Former D’Lush Space

Seed + Sprout will replace the vacant space where previous vendor D’Lush was in Price Center. The project, headed by University Centers and the University Centers Advisory Board, is tentatively set to open in...

Student Takes Third in UC Grad Slam Contest with Contraceptive Innovation

UC San Diego engineering student Geoff Hollett took third place in the annual UC Grad Slam, hosted at the LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco on May 4. UCLA and UC Santa Cruz took first...

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Faculty Response to Crossroads Shooting

Dear Students and Members of the Community, As UC San Diego faculty, we write in response to the mass shooting that took place on April...