Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Adding Beds Won’t Put the Issue to Rest

It costs about $300,000 for each new bed at UC Santa Cruz. That figure includes the cost of the dorm or apartment around the...

The Price of Innocence

“Innocent until proven guilty” is woven into our country’s Constitution. But California’s bail system fixes an exorbitant and discriminatory price tag on the right...

Solitary Confinement is Legalized Torture

After prison guards found Chelsea Manning unresponsive in her cell after an attempted suicide in July, they placed her in solitary confinement at Fort...

Racism Is Not a Prank

A white student who locked a bike lock around a black San Jose State University student’s neck, hung posters of Adolf Hitler and a...

Institutions Must No Longer Protect the Patriarchy

The silence is breaking across the country as sexual assault and harassment become more visible to the public. Change is on the horizon, but...

Police Brutality Extends to the Classroom

Violence doesn’t belong in the classroom. But in this country, it’s becoming shockingly more common. The increase of incidents of violence in public schools have...

This Call May Be Recorded

When the police read your rights they tell you anything you say can and will be held against you. This doesn’t apply to confidential...

Pipeline to Disaster

Stripping indigenous peoples of their lands is so frequent in history, it is almost routine. Today’s colonists are much the same as their 17th-century...

They Can Make Excuses, Voter Suppression is Still Racist

Every election season, we hear people say “Every vote counts.”  It’s a powerful sentiment, but less so in practice. In this country, not all voting...

Affording an Unpaid Internship

With summer just around the quarter, students are in a mad rush for some sort of work experience. Unfortunately, some can’t afford it. Entry-level positions are being replaced by internships in almost every field from film production to accounting. This is more than just not ok — it’s illegal. Thousands of companies are labeling their employees as interns so they can either pay them very little, or nothing at all.