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30 Sep 2020
Editorials

Edugaytion 

In August, Illinois passed a law requiring public schools to incorporate LGBTQIA+ history into their curricula. It’s the third state to pass such legislation this year, following New Jersey in February and Colorado in May. California has had a similar law in place since 2011….

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A Celebration of Trans Resilience 

Students and Santa Cruz residents gathered at the Santa Cruz Town Clock on Nov. 17 to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Diversity Center, a local organization dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA+ community, hosted the annual vigil for a…

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Pronouns Matter 

Given the gendered qualities of English pronouns, sensitivity is crucial when interacting with individuals who have yet to make their pronouns apparent.  Assuming someone’s gender identity can lead to feelings of isolation and dysmorphia. Such exclusion can foster unhealthy and unproductive learning environments.  Noah Fox…

Columns

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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Let’s Get This Bread… On a Budget 

Food insecurity is an issue that thousands of college students grapple with every day. It disproportionately affects low-income students of color, who are attending universities at a higher rate than ever.  Food insecurity can be as common as having two full meals a day instead…