This Land is Their Land

If threatening the livelihoods of marginalized people in this country is a checklist, President Donald Trump has checked most every box — and now...

Vote Local!

Nov. 8 isn’t all about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Those headed to the polls must be diligent about the capacity for change local government...

UC’s Income Inequality Disregards Workers

The University of California and a select few employees sit comfortably atop an $11.2 billion endowment. Jim Mora, UCLA’s head football coach, makes over...

Don’t Stall SCOTUS

Just when you thought the US political landscape couldn’t get any more complicated, the Supreme Court is facing a likely impasse for its 2016...

Sorry, But You Can’t Be Woke and Go to Coachella

Coachella is the Woodstock of our generation. Advertised as a hub for peace and good vibes, in its most recent years it has drawn...

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...

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.

Immigrant Families Separated and Violated

No reasonable person would consider taking a first-grader away from the comfort of her mother, shipping her 2,000 miles away, and only allowing them...

UCSC’s Plan for the Future Lacks Any Bite

The plan sounds impressive in theory. The university acknowledges that there are problem areas and has some type of plan to improve students’ experience at UCSC. Unfortunately, the plan lacks tangible details, solutions and opportunities for dialogue. As of now, the plan reads like an overly optimistic and out-of-touch press release — all bark and no bite.

Recovering an Erased History

On the walkway from the bookstore to McHenry Library, in the wooded ravine below Hahn Student Services and the road, there’s a bell that reads, “El Camino Real,” or “The Royal Road.” This modest looking steel bell honors the pathway taken by Spanish missionaries as they traversed the California coast.
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