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ASUCM Meeting Covers UCSHIP Controversy, Minimum Wage, & Study Spaces

On April 19th, 2017 the Associated Students of University of California, Merced (ASUCM) conducted their weekly senate meeting to discuss topics that might be...

Make Debate Great – Recognizing and Avoiding Logical Fallacies

It seems like in modern times, chances for civil and intellectual debate has become increasingly slim. Most of our discussions on politics, religion, and...

Jammin Out – Documenting the Guitar Culture on Campus

Take any day to stroll around the campus grounds, you’re bound to find certain students carrying their guitar in hand. During the weekends, it...

Why The Velvet Underground and Nico Matters

March 12th, 2017 is a very special date for any music enthusiast, for it marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the seminal...

Rising Above: When People With Mental Illness Achieve Greatness

Imagine a long, hot summer day in Illinois, 1835, a time where the American Dream was propulsed by the philosophy of manifest destiny and...

The Problem with Passive Aggression

Recently, it has become more and more pervasive in the internet culture to become very heated and even downright aggressive when responding to one’s...

Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Replacing Antonin Scalia

On January 31st, President Donald Trump announced in front of a live press audience that he has nominated appellate judge Neil Gorsuch to be...

Bang For Your CatBucks: Calculating the meal deals on campus

    Another semester of school has come and gone, and many of us are counting the remaining credit we have on our meal plan....

What’s with all the Wikipedia hate?

It’s been told to us practically ever since we’ve started writing papers: Wikipedia is an unreliable source for information and cannot be cited. I...

The Birth of a Filmmaker: Nate Parker’s “Birth of a Nation”...

    Few films have been hyped up as much as Nate Parker’s directorial debut “The Birth Of A Nation,” and to its credit,...