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Recent College Affordability Plans Fail to Compensate for Staggering Non-Tuition Costs

Faced with rising costs of higher education, New York has recently passed a bill establishing a fund to cover tuition costs at its state’s institutions. This $163 million effort, proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo,...

Sharks in the Water: Risk a Bite or Find a New Site?

Twenty people attacked, eight fatal: these are the stats for unprovoked shark attacks since 2011 on Reunion Island, a small island and region of France located off the southeast coast of Africa. The ocean...

Obama-Era Gun Control Legislation Fuels Stigma Against Disability and Disorder

Gun control remains a standard part of just about any liberal platform in this country, while for the most part we relegate stances against gun control to conservatives. However, many limitations on gun rights...

Empowerment, not Entitlement: My Generation Y

“Millennials are lazy, narcissistic and entitled,” writes the baby boomer author of an article inevitably containing at least one image of a teenager taking a selfie. This tired characterization seems almost inescapable in the...

Goldwater Institute’s Model Legislation Promotes their Agenda, Not The 1st Amendment

As the new Trump administration has moved toward implementing policy, many lobbying groups have started to push their influence onto the White House. One of them is the Goldwater Institute, a libertarian think-tank, with...

Calexit’s Infrastructural Complexities Would Make Secession Irresponsible Decision

Since the 2016 presidential election, the movement for a Californian secession — started by the Yes California organization and referred to as “Calexit” — has gathered thousands of virtual signatures in hope of provoking a...

#DeleteUber Reveals Pressure for Companies to Find Middle Ground on Activism

As a response to President Trump’s executive order banning travel from select countries, many companies spoke out in disapproval of the policy, siding with activists and protesters. But some companies chose not to speak...

UCOP Statement on Executive Order More Lofty Than Instructive

One day after President Donald Trump signed the executive order to prevent immigration and travel into the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, the UC Office of the President released a five-sentence statement condemning...

Responding to Hope

Faced with the cold of winter and the force of water cannons, thousands of protesters at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation camped out for months in an attempt to reject a reroute of the Dakota...

Education for Whom?

Among the climate change denier and Goldman Sachs executive, Donald Trump’s future cabinet has been marred by inexperience and old money. Such is true for Betsy DeVos, the future Secretary of Education, whose portfolio...

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