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White supremacy and its chokehold on the police force

Calls to defund the police have ramped up following the tumultuous election of 2020 and the Capitol riots as the fear of white supremacy within government institutions ー especially the police force ー has...

Sexism in the NCAA has gone on for too long, and there seems to...

After a whirlwind of outrage on social media over the clear disparity between men and women basketball players within the NCAA, the organization made a half-hearted apology full of ignorance and lies. They claimed...

Fighting climate change denial with facts is a lost cause

Even after the unprecedented winter storm that left millions of Texans without power, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is still hell-bent on denying anthropogenic climate change. For decades, scientists have warned that extreme weather events...

Health passports: navigating life in a post-COVID-19 future

Until we are able to get the majority of the population safely vaccinated, COVID-19 tracking and identification apps must be an integral part of our everyday lives. As the world navigates itself through the...

Double the Pell: It’s time for Congress to prioritize low-income students

Low-income college students are in dire need of assistance, and it needs to come from doubling the Pell Grant. Doubling the Pell would be hugely beneficial to low-income students affected by the pandemic, and...

The commute is more important than we think, and it’s time we implement it...

As the one-year anniversary of the pandemic approaches, it seems almost impossible for those working from home to imagine their prior days of sitting in traffic on their way to work. Especially for Californians,...

It’s time to pursue a reinvestment in systemwide student-based advocacy that has secured profound...

Over the past fifty years, the UC Student Association has represented students across the University of California to the Board of Regents, the UC Office of the President, the Governor and state elected officials...

Open textbooks open doors

A college education undeniably serves as a road to social mobility, but particularly in the landscape of COVID-19, expensive course materials are a roadblock. As students of the University of California system, which considers...

Ted Cruz is an embarrassment to the Senate and should resign

Ted Cruz is a disgrace to Texas and to the U.S. Senate. As the Texas power crisis shows how quickly poorly maintained infrastructure can crumble at the hands of intense weather and climate change,...

Self-care is all inclusive, and advertisements should reflect this

All too often, self-care products for men are advertised with a sense of rigid masculinity. From product names to commercial concepts, male self-care products hail the same theme: it’s okay to be clean and...