Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Muslim Ban: Un-American and Unproductive

I have been an immigrant almost all my life. I was born in France and moved around quite a bit. I lived for a year in Hong Kong, then eight in Munich, Germany and...

Trump: Beyond an American Problem

Unless a class action lawsuit has him impeached, Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. His election has led to its share of protest and outrage in the streets, some...

LeEco Makes An Echoing Entrance

In a tech world largely dominated by a few big brands, LeEco’s entrance into the U.S. market ushers in a fresh sense of budget-friendly innovation, something Apple has failed to provide recently. The Chinese...

Refugees Welcome

The Syrian war began in 2011, but the conflict began long ago with the Arab Spring. These rebellions achieved success in many countries, but the government did not yield in Syria, beginning the Civil...

American Patriotism: A Dark Dichotomy

There’s nothing like a good dose of prime American patriotism. As highlighted in a series of surveys at the International Social Science Programme, Americans are number one at thinking they’re number one. American patriotism...

Apple’s Unlucky Seventh

Apple recently released the newest iterations of the iPhone at an Apple Special Event on September 7. With added features like stereo speakers and an IP67 rating — which makes the newest iPhones water-resistant...

Engineering Without Design

Too often I find that the release of products is coupled with a disconnect from the functionality of that product. Perhaps the most obvious example is the inclusion of only a single USB-Type C...

Makeba’s Corner: The Power In Alliance

As an education professor, I focus on educational equity and education reform, particularly for students who have been under-served historically by the public school system. Social scientists have long documented the educational injustices served...

Op-Ed: The Harm in Short Research Appointments

As a postdoctoral researcher, I'm used to encountering challenges in RNA biology, but I never imagined an administrative issue — short appointments — would create so many challenges for my research. University of California postdocs...

Why I’m Choosing to Be a Feminist

I set out writing this column after some banter in the UCSD Guardian’s office. I was talking about how I do these traditionally feminine activities, like cooking and cleaning, and genuinely like it. I...

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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...