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16 Jul 2020

My Trans Experience 

By Julian Hodge *This column contains reference to self-harm. Ever since I came out as transgender nonbinary in high school, I hear things from people like, “you are so chill for a trans person” or “you’re the only trans person I like to hang out…


Students Led the Way to Divestment 

After six years of student organizing, meetings, sit-ins, calls, letters, emails, direct action, political education on climate justice, academic senate votes on all 10 UC campuses and nonstop efforts from fossil free’ers, the UC has committed to divesting from fossil fuels.  “We believe hanging on…


What the Frack 

Along with wildfires and earthquakes, California faces another environmental threat — the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) obsession with fracking. The BLM released a report on April 25 labeling one million acres — three times the size of the city of Los Angeles —…


Open Access for All 

Researchers spend months, often years, developing their work before sharing their findings with the world. Once they go through a publication company they often lose the rights to their research. Readers must pay to read their work and the researchers still don’t make a profit….


Let Puerto Rico Decide 

 About 97 percent of voters in Puerto Rico voted in favor of statehood in a nonbinding referendum in 2017. The U.S. federal government disregarded the vote, neglecting Puerto Ricans’ call for representation.  This undermines any remaining claim of democracy our country can make.  Christopher Columbus…