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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Fact-checking is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

NBC News published a story earlier this month with a troubling headline: “African Americans may be dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate. Better data is essential, experts say.” From the first...

Mandatory government surveillance is a symptom of the COVID-19 pandemic, not the cure

With the incessantly rising number of worldwide COVID-19 infected cases showing no signs of stopping, people are panicking. During the early weeks following the initial outbreak, stocks crashed, essential goods flew off...

The $2 trillion in US relief funds is an economic effort, not a humanitarian...

On Friday, March 27, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, thereby allocating $2 trillion to address the damaging effects of the now-pandemic threat...

In the midst of the COVID-19 campus closure, UC administrators are obliged to listen...

Courtesy of UC Riverside Two months ago, when news first broke of the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19 throughout Wuhan, China, the rest of the world flooded the...

‘The Bachelor’ should revise their love story to represent America’s minority populations

Courtesy of CBS Regardless of quality, reality television is alive and well — just this year, Netflix released several new reality shows that gained significant audience and media...

The switch to a point-based immigration system will worsen existing problems within the UK

Courtesy of Pexels On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the U.K.’s Home Secretary Priti Patel announced the launch of the new points-based immigration system. Following on the heels of Brexit,...

UCivil war: a message to the striking UCSC graduate students and the administration that...

Drawn by Justus Ross The University of California (UC) system has been in a state of near-constant strife for the last month and a half. Last month saw...

Overhauling California’s PE system: it’s going to take more than simple revision of physical...

Drawn by Justus Ross Throughout history, parents have fought to get their children an education because they want them to grow into successful, functional adults. While in school,...

Listen or leave: The proposed tuition hikes are just another example of how the...

Courtesy of The Daily Bruin The University of California (UC) regents will be voting between two proposed tuition models soon, but it’s hard to say when. Though the...

Diversity matters: changes must be made to the Academy Awards if they are to...

The 2020 Oscar nominations were released this January, and they’re pretty much exactly what everyone has come to expect. To nobody’s surprise, films like Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a...