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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Op-Ed: UC Tuition Increase Gets a Failing Grade

January 26, 2017 marked a pivotal moment in the UC system’s history, as the University of California approved a proposal to increase tuition by 2.5 percent, jumping from $11,220 to a new tuition cost...

Write-Off: Cover songs are to music what recycling is to the environment

People like to talk badly about covers of popular songs or disqualify them from being considered art because they seem like a glorified version of karaoke. And true, much cover music doesn’t exactly improve...

Highlander Showdown: Keystone XL Pipeline is a danger to environment

We need jobs, but at what cost?  Today politicians are willing to do whatever it takes to get into office or stay there, but desperate times do not call for irrational or hasty decisions....

Yes, there is such thing as ‘too far’ in comedy, but that shouldn’t stop...

The concept and validity of online cancel culture has been hotly contested in the last few years. “Cancel culture,” the removal of support from celebrities or public figures, has become a popular way to...

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Nuclear advances make conflict with Iran imminent

It’s hard to follow the news on Iran these days without experiencing a bit of déjà vu. 10 years is a long time, particularly for those in college, yet perceptive students will remember the...

Editorial: Be wary of world events that ultimately affect the UC

This Presidents’ Day, Groupon tried out its humor and released a coupon that portrayed Alexander Hamilton as president of the United States. Ha ha, very funny. But wait: Do you know who Alexander Hamilton...

What we lose if we do nothing on immigration

The political debate on immigration reform in the United States has been a lingering issue for decades. Overwhelming bipartisan legislation to reform the nation’s flawed immigration policy was passed in the Senate last June,...

To eat or not to meat

  Our ears are constantly swarmed with information on living a healthy lifestyle and how to eat well. Influenced by the shapely celebrities we idolize on social media or the well-arranged images of fruit bowls...

The real life ‘1984’: using facial recognition in public housing

Facial recognition and biometric technology has become a part of life. It is used for phones, laptops and even to clock into work, and very recently, property owners have expressed an interest in adding...