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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,...

Texting and Driving: UC Merced students tackle the epidemic

As many of us know quite predominantly, it has been ingrained into our minds that beyond a shadow of a doubt, drinking and driving...

2020 Expectations

On October 14th, UC Merced will officially break ground on their ambitious “2020” expansion project, which seeks to double the capacity of students at...

J&R Tacos

Main Street Merced serves as the cultural and economic hub of the downtown area. One is able to get a quick bite, mosey around...