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The ASUCM Debate: Who Will be our Next President?

On Wednesday April 17th, ASUCM hosted the presidential debate. The candidates for ASUCM president are Salma Memon, Kenny Jackson, and Meagan Reed. This is...

Pepsi’s New Commercial Trivializes Social Justice Movements

Just last week, Pepsi released an ad starring Kendall Jenner. In the advertisement, Kendall is at a photoshoot wearing a blonde wig. She is...

Burning Sands: Review

Burning Sands is a Netflix original film that centers around a college student named Zurich who is pledging to a prestigious fraternity. This movie...

Affordable Care Act vs American Health Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as “Obamacare” was signed into law by President Obama in 2010. This act is designed to increase...

Trump Administration Repeals Transgender Bathroom Protection Laws

For the last few years, transgender bathroom rights have been a hot topic. During his second term, President Obama passed Title IX,  protecting the...

Central American Erasure and Its Impact

Growing up in the US as a child of Central American immigrants definitely had its challenges. The major one has always been being misidentified...

Response to the New York Times Article on UC Merced

As many of you may know, the New York Times’ article written by Patricia Brown about UC Merced is inclusivity about Dream Act students....

Women’s March: A Success for Women Across the World

On January 20th, 2017, women and allies organized marches in all seven continents and in 673 different cities around the world. There were 673...

New Year’s Resolutions

We’re a few days into the new year and we’ve all been trying to keep up with resolutions we made. It can be hard...

Great Charity Organizations to Donate to

With a new year around the corner, we’re all looking for ways to better ourselves. Donating to charity is a great way to help...