Monday, September 25, 2017

Saving France from Nationalism

We did it, people: we hit the unholy Trifecta! First Brexit, then Trump, and now the far-right has reached the second round of the French election for the first time in 15 years. The parallels...

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 Diego is bitter, but sweet. As our last Sun God...

Not a Mascot

This past week, the Associated Students at San Diego State University voted to stay the Aztecs, a close decision of 14-12 shedding light on the polarizing issue that has plagued SDSU for decades. “Aztecs,”...

Math Is For Real, For All

Telling people I’m a math major usually ends in the same response — “Wow, you must be so smart! I could never do math.” Nevermind that I got a C+ in high school pre-calculus...

UC Appointment of Title IX Coordinator Won’t Address Campus-Level Issues for Sexual Assault Services

On January 12, 2017, former UCLA Title IX coordinator Kathleen Salvaty was named as the UC’s first system-wide Title IX coordinator. The creation of her new position follows an overhaul of the current UC...

Letter to the Editor: Envisioning Abolition, Educating Against Incarceration

In the film “Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to a New Way of Life,” longtime activist and distinguished professor emerita at the University of California Santa Cruz Angela Davis offered her own vision...

Putin the Vulnerable

In U.S. media, the Russian leader Vladimir Putin is widely depicted as an indestructible nemesis, as strong as he is evil. However, this infernal portrayal of the Russian president as invincible is far from...

Letter to the Editor (4/16/17)

To whom it may concern, I was at the official debate on Friday last week and what stood out to me is how strongly Lesly Figueroa emphasized that she and her slate were not career...

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,...

Quick Takes: Automation of Labor

With Technological Advancement Comes Easier Methods to Exploit Despite all the promises of technological innovation, the proliferation of automated machines will harm financial prospects for working people in the following decades. According to Digital Trends,...