Lack of Access to Health Care for Farmworkers

In a single day, a farmworker can spend 12 hours bent over, pausing only to lift buckets of produce that weigh up to 40...

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...

Letter to the Editors: UCSC’s Meatless Monday

Have you ever had a “Healthy Monday” meal at a dining hall on campus? If your answer is yes, then you’ve participated in UCSC’s...

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.

Why the Monetization of Facebook is a Given

If you open the Facebook login page, the first thing you see is the statement “Free. And Always Will Be” clearly below the spaces for your email and password. The catchphrase was meant to denounce rumors of Facebook creating a gold membership status for users who would be willing to pay for “extra” features in their social media experience. But now it’s seen as a broken promise to users who argue Facebook has done them wrong by monetizing pages outreach.

The Bundy Militia: A Tale of White Privilege

Only through white privilege can a group of militants cross state lines and take over federal property without facing any physical resistance or being...

The Price of Innocence

“Innocent until proven guilty” is woven into our country’s Constitution. But California’s bail system fixes an exorbitant and discriminatory price tag on the right...

A Seemingly Colorless UC

I used to wonder why people would criticize this university for their lack of diversity when I looked at my peers in class and saw mostly people of color. Then I remembered I was a proposed Latin American and Latino Studies major, as were many of my classmates.

California Perpetuates Water Injustice

California currently fails to provide over 250 communities reliant on groundwater with clean, safe drinking water, leaving thousands of residents at risk of severe...

An Injustice to Fix an ‘Injustice’

“I’ll keep being the best advocate I can for the UC,” UC President Janet Napolitano promised in her most recent newsletter on Sept. 24...
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