Stephen Colbert had it coming. While fans of his show may have long fawned over his excessive satire and self-congratulatory antics, it is time for them to recognize that his “Colbert” persona is a thinly veiled excuse for perpetuating harmful stereotypes and problematic images.
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).”
Arrests a Poor Substitute for Negotiations
After 22 UC Santa Cruz students were arrested in last week’s United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2865 strike, any attempt at a peaceful protest was lost. The strikers were charged with allegedly blocking roads and UCSC’s West entrance, which left the UC police within their right to arrest protesters.
Obama’s Proposal Aims to Close Education Gaps
The first steps a preschool student takes into a classroom can be the beginning of a fulfilling educational career. A recent report surveying 97,000 schools by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights shows this is not the case for all students due to racial and economic discrimination.
Changing Colleges’ Response to Sexual Assaults
A 19-year-old female UC Santa Barbara student reported to UCSB police that she was beaten and raped by multiple men in Isla Vista, Santa Barbara on Feb. 23. Sketches of two of the suspects were released several days after the assault and currently no arrests…
Jail Expansion Would Be Step in Wrong Direction
The United States accounts for roughly 5 percent of the world’s total population, but 25 percent of its total prisoners. This is the net effect of policies that bestow the U.S. with the dubious honor of having the world’s highest rate of incarceration. The expansive…