Friday, February 28, 2020

UC’s Contradictions About Student Activism

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UC Santa Cruz has spent 50 years touting itself as a bastion of radical politics tucked between the redwoods. Its slogan, “The original authority...

The UC Celebrates 150 years of Inequality

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This year, the University of California celebrates “150 years of pioneering a better future.” While the UC celebrates, its Black female university workers are...

Stalling on Trans Rights

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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...

Empty Promises

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For millions of Americans drowning in student debt, relief seemed to be just around the corner. It was 2007 and Congress had just passed...

The Proposal Heard ‘Round the Nation

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President Barack Obama is on the brink of revolutionizing our education system. In an unexpected announcement on Jan. 7, he proposed to provide two...

Affirmative Action Must Stay

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Few things are more unsettling to a privileged individual than feeling at a disadvantage. Privilege has a way of hiding itself in day-to-day life,...

American Propaganda and American Sniper

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

Epidemic of Hate

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Around Thanksgiving Day, a holiday when most Americans reflect on values of gratitude and community, the group “Americans for a Better Way” sent anonymous...

Swiping Past the Small-Talk

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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.

Steubenville Sentence Signals Need for Change

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The light-handed convictions of Ma'lik Richmond and Trent Mays appeared to stir a tablespoon too much of sugared sympathy on behalf of CNN. This is a major disappointment on behalf of not only the victim and her family, but also on behalf of justice nationwide. City on a Hill Press condemns the coverage of CNN on this issue.