Thursday, November 21, 2019

#Metoo: How a Hashtag Failed to be Intersectional

What’s on your mind, Georgia?” my Facebook status update glares back at me. Going on social media the days following the “MeToo” hashtag trend was...

Santa Cruz Tenants Need Your Signatures

No more stories of unjust evictions, no more stories of raising rents on decaying, mold riddled homes, no more skating around the housing crisis. The...

Media Skews Student Voices

Mainstream media outlets sensationalize protests, dedicate space to isolated incidents and belittle genuine issues people are trying to change through direct action. Coverage of...

White Supremacy Must be Condemned

We need to rebrand what a terrorist looks like. Because right now, when someone mentions the word “terrorist,” the image that comes to people’s minds...

Re-Arming the War on Drugs

A person charged with drug possession could once again face between 20 years minimum and life in federal prison after a new policy memo...

Why I’d Rather Play Grand Theft Auto Right Now

Imagine building your dream car out of blood money. Imagine making $18,000 for “picking up” some documents from a lawyer who you may or may not have killed. You befriend a stripper named Nikki and call her when you’re feeling lonely. The way you live your virtual life is only limited by the virtual money you make in Rockstar Games’ newest title “Grand Theft Auto: Online (GTA).”

The Cost of Cutting Food Stamps

While some think food stamps are reserved for the especially needy and poor, it is becoming the nation’s most important nutritional safety net for many Americans — one in seven people currently receive assistance.

War on Women’s Health

By attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Congress has declared a war on women’s health. Republicans have...

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,”...

Eco Consumerism Won’t Save Us

Illustration by Franky Olivares A motto of 21st century environmentalism is to live simply and make sustainable choices,...