Illustration of police officer standing over three young students

UC police must drastically change the way they treat minors

CAMPUS ISSUES: Campus community should be able to trust, rely on its police

When it comes to the safety of children and the seriousness of racial bias, the campus administration should be quick to respond to initial concerns, and it is beyond imperative that the responses include concrete policy and procedural plans to make sure no other children end up in situations like this one.
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Passing through

Launching into Limbo

Unlike the doorway of my room, the threshold to adulthood is not one you can simply dive right through. In fact, it isn’t even hollow.
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Trusting myself

Sex on Tuesday

I was giving away my power, my independence, my ability to dictate my sex life for myself. I allowed myself to be pushed and pulled like a rag doll.
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It’s just a number

Transfer Talks

I can’t exactly pinpoint what I thought the outcome of attending Santa Barbara City College for all those years would be, yet starting when I was 18, I managed to be enrolled every fall and spring semester at SBCC, varying between part-time and full-time enrollment.
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Illustration of person holding complaint in front of maze titled OPHD

Campus Title IX investigations continue to be opaque, discouraging

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley must provide students with clear timelines, better-structured resources

With the lengthy and tumultuous Searle case finally coming to a close, there is an example of what the timeline for SVSH cases looks like and what disciplinary action comes out of them. But this case makes it strikingly apparent that OPHD processes are flawed
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Let’s just pretend

Launching into Limbo

Granted I am 19 now and spending my days making fake phone calls to people who don’t exist would certainly raise some valid concerns. But those unburdened years — spent pursuing entirely made-up occupations from the comfort of my living room — seemed valuable to me.
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Facets and faces

Sex on Tuesday

I love sex. I love all its facets and faces, velvet touches and carnal ferocity and gushing wetness. And if I’m not fucking you or you’re not fucking me, then fuck your thoughts on who I am.
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