Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Facebook’s Algorithm Revamp Could Make it the Greatest Social Media

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer In a Facebook post on Jan. 11, Mark Zuckerberg announced a new focus for Facebook’s algorithm: facilitating meaningful human-to-human connections. This shift...

Trying to Ban Guns Again Won’t Solve Anything

Rick Zierer After the tragedy last week in Las Vegas, many politicians and commentators argue that guns are the source of violence and that the...

Trump’s Supporters Aren’t as Crazy As You Think

Jason Garshfield Staff Writer Why do so many people support Donald Trump? For a long time, I couldn’t figure it out — and I pride myself...

Analyzing the First Democratic Debate

Bijan Saniee Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator Having already been entertained by two Republican Party debates, the American public got its chance to look at...

The Nature of American Democracy in 2016

Arturo Samaniego Democracy has long been hailed as the apex of systems of government, but is it as stable as people tend to believe, and...

Flavor of the Month: Why It’s Suddenly Trendy to “Care” About Isla Vista

Mathew Burciaga Layout Editor In 2003, the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury issued a report titled “Isla Vista: Take Charge” that aimed to raise awareness of...

UK Banning Trump Would be Unethical

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer So, Donald Trump. Depending on your outlook on life, his name may inspire you, anger you or leave you in fear for your...

Young Americans Are Making Their Political Voices Heard

Jessica Gang Opinions Editor The year 2018 has been one of political upheaval and, perhaps surprisingly, much of that unrest has been caused by high school...

DNC Wikileaks Brazile Contribution

Arturo Samaniego Recent revelations that former CNN contributor and now Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile leaked debate questions to the Clinton campaign during the...

Napolitano—“This Crap” Pays Your $570,000 Base Salary

Isabelle Geczy News Editor If the director of a system dismisses the people that system is intended to serve, which is broken—the director, or the system? In...