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Saturday, May 30th 2020

Reviving Our Activist Past

Sam Goldman Opinions Editor Something awesome happened last week: a small handful of student activists decided to take on not only injustices that they had faced,...

Let’s Appreciate the Last Lecture You’ll Ever Have to Sit Through

Gwendolyn Wu Staff Writer Illustration by Carrie Ding, Staff Illustrator Despite protests at UC Berkeley to replace Bill Maher as commencement speaker due to previous Islamophobic comments,...

The Myth of “Cinco de Drinko”

Marissa Martin Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator Growing up Mexican-American in California is interesting, to say the least. California, once being Mexican territory, is...

Let the Students Have Their Day

Dhiraj Nallapaneni Illustration by Carrie Ding, Staff Illustrator In the past few months, college students have been raising their picket signs to protest issues ranging from...

Why Are So Many Fraternities Saying GoodβγΣ?

Sarah Beaver Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Greek life is not for everyone; while it’s a different experience at every university, members enjoy their...

Evaluating the Good and Bad of Teacher Evaluations

Gwendolyn Wu Staff Writer It’s the end of the quarter, and as you walk into the stifling lecture hall, the TA, poised to strike at the...

Let’s Talk About Parties (No, Not the Cool Kind)

Sam Goldman Opinions Editor Like all other devoted House of Cards fans, I find Frank Underwood’s shady political maneuvering fascinating; I can totally see how anyone...

Never Again? or Never Mind

Nardin Sarkis Staff Writer Associated Students election results came out, the new Apple Watch was released, and Isla Vista Earth Day celebrations were in full swing;...

Writing Better Requirements or Riding Into Failure

Nardin Sarkis Staff Writer University requirements can often feel threatening to students forced to take courses outside their major. When a political science major is forced...

High Demand for Classes Isn’t Always Classy

Kyle Roe Staff Writer Other than unbridled alcoholism, few problems are more academically harmful, ideally avoidable, and unsettlingly common among college students than the inability to...