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Help schools help students

HIGHER EDUCATION: Instead of allocating millions to Awards for Innovation in Higher Education, state should help schools with existing programs.

Our campuses do not need any more incentives to help students graduate. What our campuses do need from the state is additional funding in order to meet the needs our university already has. Read More…


Do you love your penis?

Sex on Tuesday

I spent a large portion of my youth with a pretty severe penis envy: I was obsessed with the idea that having a dick would make life so much easier, not to mention way more fun. I wanted to piss on shit with no regard for authority, to whip out my wang in the middle of a middle-school assembly like the psychotic kids I looked up to — I wanted to brag about my big balls in the locker room and woo the ladies with low-resolution dick pics from my Motorola RAZR. Read More…


Confusing Jews with Judaism

Thinking Theology

If the allegations are true, I’ll be deeply saddened and, frankly, pissed. Pissed because someone who supposedly represents Orthodox Judaism as a spiritual leader ignored its principles. Pissed because his actions are inevitably associated with a community with which I identify. Pissed because his identity as a rabbi implies that his behavior is OK within our value system. It’s not. Read More…


Reaching heaven, brick by brick

The new age bard

Assuming colorblindness and natural indiscriminateness will get us into all kinds of trouble. The only way we may combat this silent fog of prejudice is by acknowledging that it it is there. Read More…


Save Lick Observatory to defend public education, scientific inquiry

The struggle to save Lick Observatory occurs in this larger context and has larger implications than the fate of any single facility. But because the Lick funding scandal exemplifies the hypocrisy and injustice of the attack on public education, the student movement at UC Berkeley and across the UC system has the power to rise
up and defeat Janet Napolitano and stop the attack on the Lick Observatory.
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Laboring against a stigma

CAMPUS ISSUES: Faculty and student population must take it upon themselves to fight discrimination against pregnant students on campus.

Not everyone on our campus took the same path to get here; we need to be accommodating of different student lifestyles, from student-parents and pregnant students to veterans and athletes. Read More…


Help us help you: Reach out to your UC student regents

Each of us has a responsibility to ourselves and to one another, to ensure that the university is the best institution it can possibly be. Together, we want to encourage all students to embrace our diversity, set aside our differences and come together to bring positive change to our university. Read More…