Thursday, May 25, 2017

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...

Saving France from Nationalism

We did it, people: we hit the unholy Trifecta! First Brexit, then Trump, and now the far-right has reached the second round of the French election for the first time in 15 years. The parallels...

Sun God, A Reflection

I’m going to be graduating in just seven short weeks. The inevitability of the end of my last four years here at UC San Diego is bitter, but sweet. As our last Sun God...

Not a Mascot

This past week, the Associated Students at San Diego State University voted to stay the Aztecs, a close decision of 14-12 shedding light on the polarizing issue that has plagued SDSU for decades. “Aztecs,”...

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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...