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24 May 2020

Capitalist Suprem(e)acy 

Often, appropriation is an  indispensable component of art. What would Marcel Duchamp’s portfolio be without the readymades? Who would Andy Warhol be without a Campbell’s tomato soup can? The history of art is one of reception, revision and recreation. But there are instances when creative…

Stand With Hong Kong 

For the past 207 days, Hong Kong residents have protested against China’s authoritarian regime. The people of Hong Kong have called on the U.S. for assistance in reaffirming the “one country, two systems” policy. Britain gave ownership of Hong Kong to China in 1997, resulting in…

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An Analysis of the Democratic Debate 

The Candidates in Descending Polling Order Former Vice President Joe Biden Senator Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, Indiana) Senator Kamala Harris (California) Former Tech Executive Andrew Yang Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (Texas) Billionaire…

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Waiting for Water 

By Sofia Solares Five years.  That’s how long it’s been since the city of Flint, Michigan had clean, drinkable water.  Forcing people to use water bottles just to take a shower or cook is inhumane. Thousands of Flint residents have been living without a basic…

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Behind the Vape Cloud 

Every day I see friends taking hits anywhere from a dining hall to McHenry Library. My Snapchat feed is full of classmates blowing Os and doing french inhales. They take selfies while enjoying the sweet smell of the vapor that lingers in the air, but…

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I Am Not a Doll 

There is a difference between giving someone a compliment and exoticizing them. When people use “cute” at an inappropriate time, it can change a seemingly innocuous phrase into a backhanded slap. It’s an emotional hit that leaves a memory like a stain. For me, it was…

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Accessibility Isn’t Optional 

Watching City Council meetings is a regular task for student journalists, and it can be a pain for those of us who have difficulty hearing. The city isn’t making it any easier. The first time I watched archival videos as a reporter, I had to…

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Forever 21 is Forever in the Landfill 

Don’t let your Instagram feed rope you into buying more jeggings and crop tops just because they’re cheap. Fast fashion brands like Forever 21, H&M and Fashion Nova mass produce clothing made for people’s desire to follow the latest trends at a low price. Companies…

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How to Reuse Your Last Issue of CHP 

Reduce, reuse, recycle. It’s the phrase we all learned in elementary school to teach us to recycle, but the reduce and reuse aspects are becoming more important. In January of last year, China stopped accepting most U.S. recycling for processing, and UC Santa Cruz has…