Friday, February 24, 2017

Quick Takes: Memes

Illustration by Quinn Pieper Memes Create and Facilitate Inclusive Disscussion In Politics and In Pop Culture Memes originally meant units of culture that spread between people, mind-to-mind through behavior and language. At their core, internet memes...

Quick-Takes: Voting Third Party

Expressing dissatisfaction with both major-party candidates running in November's election, some voters are looking to third-party candidates. In response, some have criticized the so-called protest vote. In Non-Swing States, Safely Promote Third Parties’ Prominence with...

Quick Takes: Airbnb

Restrictions On House Rental Companies in San Diego Neglect to Effectively Address Lack of Affordable Housing. Last month, the Democratic candidate for San Diego City Council District 1 Barbara Bry wrote in an opinion piece...

Quick Takes: Trending on Facebook

As A Large Distributor of News in the Age of Social Media, Facebook is Obligated to Provide Unbiased and Fair News. Earlier last week, the design and tech blog Gizmodo released allegations from a former...

Quick Takes: Bottled Water

Banning Sale of Bottled Water on Campus is Necessary In Becoming A More Environmentally Conscious Campus At UCSD, freshmen are greeted with open arms, words of motivation and water bottles in their welcome packs. While the...

Quick Takes: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Requirements

In order to be effective, diversity must be taught in student-centered form, not through mandatory letter grade for fulfillment of DEI course It is unquestionable that education in diversity, equality and inclusion is paramount in...

Quick Takes: Trump on Campus

To Ensure That College is A Safe Environment, Campuses Must Take Action and Listen to Students Who Feel Targeted. For a candidate who sticks to such vague rhetoric, Donald Trump has a clear reputation in...

Quick Takes: Microsoft’s Tay

Tech Companies Must Address Sexism in Products and Workforce. In relying on women’s voices for chat services like Tay, assistants such as Siri, and even “girlfriend-serving” chatbots like Xiaoice, the tech industry depicts women as...

Quick Takes: The New Sea World

In response to public accusations of animal rights abuse after Blackfish documentary, Seaworld has recently announced its decision to end the theme park's breeding program for killer whales. Decision to Halt Breeding Program Demonstrates the...

Quick-Takes: Ending Slave Labor

America Sets Global Standard by Its Treatment of Slave Labor     President Obama’s recent decision to approve a law banning any products made by slavery or forced labor is an important milestone in fighting...

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