Trump’s scandals are more terrifying than Hillary’s

November 9, 2016 Opinion

When I visited my family this past weekend, mere days before the presidential election, the first thing my father asked me was whether I was still voting for the “criminal.” As a conservative Republican, he was, of course, referring to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, but my response to him was simply: “are you still voting ...

White nationalist group no-show at University rally

October 17, 2016 News 2 Comments

A news helicopter hovered over Malcolm X Plaza today as students and faculty gathered for a planned rally by a European heritage advocacy organization, but the group unexpectedly changed the location of the protest. Identity Evropa, an “organization dedicated to promoting interests of people of European heritage,” according to their Facebook page, retweeted a post ...

I skipped dorm life and I’m glad I did

August 23, 2016 Opinion

I’ve always considered myself to be a private person. This meant that when it finally came time to move away from home after high school and be on my own, the idea of sharing a tiny dorm room with a total stranger was not very appealing. But even though I dreaded dorm life before I ...

Facebook’s bias damages news credibility

May 10, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

A report released Monday morning by Gizmodo caused an uproar among GOP supporters after a former Facebook employee revealed the company’s influential “trending topics” section may have a hidden agenda. The former employee claimed Facebook intentionally withheld certain stories from the section that pertained to right wing and conservative topics. Several other former members of ...

El Niño isn’t a cure for California’s drought

March 15, 2016 Opinion

San Francisco recently experienced nearly two straight weeks of rainy weather thanks to El Niño, which was enough to make some people forget about one of the largest issues still facing California – the devastating and ever-mounting drought. When a relatively large storm rolls in and engulfs the city in a dense, gloomy haze of wetness, ...

Hoverboards on campus are cause for concern

January 26, 2016 Opinion

On my daily trudges across campus between classes, I don’t usually stop to concern myself with other people’s activities. Lately, however, I’ve been noticing people riding peculiar new devices called “hoverboards,” and it has me very worried. While witnessing someone glide around on a hoverboard is a strange sight to behold, that’s not what bothers me. In fact, ...