Editorials

The Guardian’s Editorial Board is composed of the sitting Editor in Chief, Managing Editors, News Editors and Opinion Editors. Editorials written by the Editorial Board represent only the opinion of a majority vote of the Editorial Board, and are not meant to necessarily reflect the views of the student body, the University of California, the UC Board of Regents or the Associated Students.

Moving Forward

The Guardian is leaving our old office next quarter, a fresh start that will allow us to reevaluate where our newspaper stands both financially and structurally.  ...

Keep the Change

Upon further reflection of the arguments presented for and against the Division-I referendum, the Editorial Board has decided to retract our November 2011 editorial in support of the referendum. ...

Redefining Roles

The next few weeks will be a trying time for A.S. Council as debate rages about Division I and divestment — which makes this an opportunity for council to redefine its role as student body representatives. ...

Davis Pepper Spray Crisis Consultant Will Only Raise More Outrage

It’s been three months since the pepper spray incident seen around the world. Since the now-iconic example of police brutality — when Lt. John Pike pepper sprayed a group of seated student protesters — UC Davis has found itself at the center of worldwide press scrutiny. Over 100,000 people have petitioned for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi, the woman who ordered the police involvement. Pike is now instantly recognizable as the dubious star of the “pepper-spraying cop” meme. Davis itself is a symbol of the worst opposition to the Occupy movement. And in dealing with this public relations nightmare, the university committed another public relations faux pas — shelling out $100,000 for a crisis consultant to help itself deal with the fallout. Worse, the crisis consultant is from a company that had ties to the same organization that’s supposed to independently investigate the Nov. 18 incident. ...

Controversy Abroad

Safety concerns and political turmoil have threatened the CSU system Israel study abroad option, but in the end, student interest and study abroad benefits will determine its viability. ...