Saturday, July 22, 2017

Boosting Knowledge Retention through Skill-based Grading

In the interest of retention, UC San Diego courses should promote skill-based learning by utilizing grading systems based on students’ applications of skills. An ideal grading system wouldn’t emphasize test-taking skills as much as...

Op-Ed: Fund the UC with Integrity and Transparency

On April 25, 2017, the California State Auditor’s office released a shocking report on the budgetary practices of the University of California Office of the President. It showed that UCOP and the Board of...

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...

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...

Math & Masculinity: Least Iconic Duo

In 2016, female high school students scored an average of 30 points lower on the math section of the SAT compared to male students. In 2009, only 27 percent of math and computer science...

SDPD Made Premature Dismissal of Race as Motivating Factor In Crossroads Shooting

When a white man walks into an area predominantly occupied by people of color and starts to shoot at them, it’s hard to believe that race did not play a factor in this type...

Approach to Food Insecurity Requires Institutionalization

For decades, many low-income communities of color have been characterized as food deserts, areas where residents are limited in the availability and accessibility of fresh produce. In the absence of supermarkets, farmer’s markets and...

Meet Jane Doe

My name is Jane Doe — or at least that’s what the judge asked the lawyers to call me. Nearly a year after I was sexually assaulted, the case finally went to trial, and...

Sexual Health Products sans Stigma

In April, UC Davis became one of the first universities to install a new vending machine called the  “Wellness To Go” machine. Rather than selling the typical candy bars and sodas, this machine provides...

Sun God Says…Too Many Men

In “Too Many Man,” British rapper-and-gift-to-Earth Skepta pleads: “We need some more girls in here; there’s too many man, too many man.” Caught up in the club, Skepta’s commentary reminds me of a sad...