Swiping Past the Small-Talk

I have witnessed my friend play the game of swiping left or right for potential dates again and again. From afar, I judged the dating app Tinder to be superficial.

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...

Stalling on Trans Rights

Four years ago, Vice President Joe Biden said transgender discrimination “is the civil rights issue of our time.” North Carolina’s blatantly transphobic bathroom law...

No Hesitation, Resist Exploitation

Eating in the dining hall. Riding on the loop busses. Having clean and stocked bathrooms. These are things we take for granted, and these...

Status Over Survivor

*Trigger warning: this editorial contains references to sexual harassment. When he rubbed her neck, she felt uncomfortable. When he squeezed her, she froze with shock....

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...

The Future is Green

As hurricanes, floods and wildfires ravage the Earth with unprecedented ferocity, it seems the desolation of humanity is fast approaching. Despite the imminent threat of...

Leveling the Playing Field for the American Dream

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed more than 200,000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial, speaking of the Declaration of Independence and its promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for all men.

Separation from the Political Sphere

The democratic arena has lost a vital sense of excitement. The level of commitment and connection that compelled citizens to elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt...

American Propaganda and American Sniper

The Oscars were last month. Though the nominees this year were more white and male than usual, one of a handful of moments gave...