Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Break Free From the Free Food Schemes

  Whenever I try to navigate the maze that is Library Walk at lunchtime, I find myself searching for ways to appear disinterested. I stare at a blank screen on my phone, occasionally read the...

Protests in Baltimore? We’re Not Surprised

Following the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore was put into the limelight as its citizens staged protests and sometimes riots against police brutality. For the record, Freddie Gray was a black man who was...

Your Future Self Might Hate Your Cat Tattoo

As I was crooning along to “Take a Walk” at a Passion Pit show last week, I started to wonder if I would still love lead singer Michael Angelakos’ high-pitched falsetto next year, or...

Let’s Stop Judgment On Mental Illnesses

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, this week’s column will delve into the state of global mental health. Sadly, mental health is not improving at the rate it should be for such a...

How Rape is Handled in Other Countries

When you think of countries with the worst rates of rape, the United States is probably not your first thought. More likely, India tops that list or is at least on it. But this...

Spirituality is Not Lost in Science Education

An anti-evolution group in Kansas filed a federal lawsuit against the Kansas State Department Board of Education two weeks ago, claiming its curriculum promotes atheism and forces susceptible children into accepting evolution. While the...

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...

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...

Ladies, Keep Your PU$$Y P0PPIN

At the risk of sounding like a caricature of myself, I was wary of writing this column. Somehow, “Dodging the Horizon” has turned into “Arielle Rambles About Feminism and Music” and seeing another 600 or so words telling people how awesome and underrepresented female artists are might scream “Groundhog Day” to some readers.

Bitcoin Will Transform Charitable Institutions

The aphorism “absolute power corrupts absolutely” rings true in any financial system, including within charitable organizations. There is hardly a shortage of altruistic individuals, but in many cases, generous donations are embezzled by leaders...