Saturday, April 29, 2017

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...

Makeba’s Corner: What My Mom Taught Me About Learning

When I was 6 years old, my mom embarked on a spiritual quest. This period confused me because she grew up Catholic and I didn’t understand what she was searching for. Thinking back, I...

Muslim in America: Skewed Tales of Terrorism

Is terrorism linked with Islam? Every time I hear this question, I cringe. It’s a possible narrative to believe when looking at popular media, yet when looking at hard data, it is simply not...

Education About and Before Inebriation

Prom season is around the corner, and with it comes the unavoidable talks about teenage binge drinking at parties across America. We glance over the cost that underage binge drinking has on society —...

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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...

California State Auditor Claims UCOP Hid $175 Million in Reserves from the State

The Office of the California State Auditor released a report today finding that the University of California Office of the President has been mismanaging...

Film Review: “Cézanne and I”

Perhaps anything really lovely is never left without the concomitant boringness poachers of beauty train themselves to withstand. Placed squarely before beauty’s blushing face,...