The Error of Arming Teachers

Last August, a private school in Arkansas put up new signs around campus for the upcoming school year. These weren’t welcome signs or new parking regulations but rather signs that read, “Staff is armed and trained — any attempt to harm children will be met with deadly force.”

No Slurs in Sports

Racial slurs have no place in sports culture, and California just made this fact the law. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 30, the California...

UCSC Jewish Student Union Press Release

The Jewish Student Union of UC Santa Cruz condemns the demonstration organized by the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at McHenry Library today, and...

Message from UCSC Police Chief

PSA from UCSC Police Department Chief Nader Oweis: Halloween is a holiday about glorifying all things spooky, but the scariest thing is how quickly the...

Phases of Homesickness

Each time I’ve left home, I’ve become more independent and also more rooted in my communities — as it turns out, the two are...

Louisiana Bill Changes Definition of Hate Crime

Hate crimes are a problem in America. They’re a problem anyone marginalized in our society for their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or ability....

The Problem With Twitter Activism

Twitter activism like this does not foster discussion, it forms a mob mentality.

Between the Laptop and the Bedroom

As an ever-present medium of sexual desire permeating our lives — primarily via the Internet — porn has taken a deep root in our collective conceptions of intimacy, affecting how we relate to sex and sexual practice both virtually and in reality.

Supporting and Understanding Someone with Bipolar Disorder

When I’m sick I experience sleep deprivation, memory blackouts and sensory overload. The less I sleep, the more manic I become with auditory, visual...

Combating Homophobia: A Global Issue

While gay rights groups have celebrated some victories regarding equal marriage rights, homophobia persists as a global issue.


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