Institutions Must No Longer Protect the Patriarchy

The silence is breaking across the country as sexual assault and harassment become more visible to the public. Change is on the horizon, but...

Movement needs support, direction — not cynicism

If various UCSC-related Facebook pages, The Santa Cruz Sentinel’s recent editorial (“UC highway protest: How not to cultivate solidarity” on March 3) and the...

Whitewashing Silicon Valley

You can’t predict the future, but white men in Silicon Valley are stealing it. Income inequality in Silicon Valley is wider than ever, especially...

Pulitzer for Washington Post, Exile for Snowden

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was on a plane to Hong Kong in May 2013 when media outlets, including The Washington Post, began publishing...

Community Not Commodity

Families, students and residents in Santa Cruz are left with few housing options in a city overrun with vacation rentals during a severe housing...

Stalling on Trans Rights

Four years ago, Vice President Joe Biden said transgender discrimination “is the civil rights issue of our time.” North Carolina’s blatantly transphobic bathroom law...

Now is the Time to Talk Gun Control

“Thoughts and prayers.” “Thoughts and prayers.” “You have my thoughts and prayers.” Last week, Thom Tillis, U.S. Senator for North Carolina, tweeted “Tragic news out...

Sexual Harassment Has No Tenure

UC Los Angeles history professor Gabriel Piterberg agreed to pay $3,000 to end a Title IX investigation against him. Of course he did, since...

Dispose of the Tampon Tax

Periods cost about $7 a month. That’s $7 a month, 12 times a year, for approximately 40 years. This means that, on average, this...

Inflation of Theory, Deflation of Individual

Many economists will claim no one saw the 2008 recession coming. The housing bubble grew and grew right before their eyes and few expected it to pop when it did. Maybe it was because their noses were too deep in their books on theory and ideal worlds to realize that if they weren’t critical of their surroundings, thousands of families would end up in bank-owned homes and would be forced out of them. Including mine.
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