In Defense of Girls

A defense of the controversial HBO television show 'Girls.'

Transgender Inmates Confined to Conformity

In a brazen display of its hate-fueled anti-LGBTQIA+ agenda, the Trump administration is retracting Obama-era protections for transgender inmates. Without these desperately needed protections, which...

Table for One, Please!

Sometimes, self-care can be as simple as three words — “treat. yo’. self.” Tom Haverford, Aziz Ansari’s character, says this on “Parks and Recreation,”...

@NationalNews: Where is the Black Coverage?

When students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School began to call for national gun reform, media outlets praised them for revolutionary efforts and hundreds...

Why Vegan?

There’s often a missing link in conversations that occur between vegans and non-vegans. As soon as I say I’m vegan, I get a barrage...

Public Discourse 4.18.13

Public Discourse for the week of April 18th

An open letter to the following Greek organizations from MEChA de UC Santa Cruz

An open letter to the following Greek organizations from MEChA de UC Santa Cruz:  Kappa Zeta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Phi Zeta and Lambda Phi Epsilon We,...

Vacant Desk Should Be Thoughtfully Filled

Only 40 percent of Americans trust mass media to report the news accurately and fairly, according to a September 2014 Gallup poll. Jon Stewart...

Black Lives Are YOUR Future

  Now that I am entering my senior year at UC Santa Cruz, I have learned firsthand how to navigate the predominantly white institution through the “veil.” The...

A Need For Mindful Water Use

After you crawl out of bed and hop into the shower, you may find yourself pondering life’s questions during your daily 15-minute soak session. Ponder somewhere else. You just used half of your allotted water for the day.


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