Bronzed body beautiful blonds, long-haired surfer dudes, Cal frat boys or hippy pot-heads? We’ve heard a lot about Californians and seen a few who meet these stereotypes. Being two British girls, we can’t help but wonder what they think about us, and whether we too will undergo ‘Californication.’
Every quarter $49.89 of your tuition is technically a compulsory campus-based student fee — there, I said it. This bureaucratically-named quarterly fee is completely the result of students voting to hike up their own tuition so that A.S. Council has a pool of money to pay for things like beer and Sun God.
If Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act are struck down by the Supreme Court later this year, LGBT activists and their allies will celebrate a victory, but the fight will be far from over. Although marriage equality has consumed our headlines and even our Facebook profile pictures, rising hate crimes, homelessness and discrimination are less reported problems that will continue to plague the LGBT community.