Sign of the Times

Pride for Profit

Sophia Lovell reflects on the inauthenticity of corporate Pride Month.
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Remember Quarantine? Maybe You Should.

Emilie Risha explores the effects of the pandemic on the perception of normalcy and privilege.
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“Cruella” Offers Another Iconic Example of Disney’s Failed LGBTQ Representation

Katie Caracciolo examines the performative LGBTQ representation in Disney media.
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The Transformation of Men Through Glam

Megan Ramsey discusses the transformation of gender roles and masculinity through the glitter and guitar riffs of glam rock.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Big Media’s Queerbaiting Crimes

Katie Caracciolo unpacks the exploitation of queer identities in popular media.
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Addressing Racial Disparities in Vaccine Distribution

Sophia Lovell highlights the racial disparities in vaccination rates, arguing that it is more important now than ever to actively bridge these gaps.
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Capitalism Will Die, It’s Up to Us to Choose How

Taylor Clark unpacks the ways in which capitalism continues to constrain American politics, arguing that it will continue to do so until we actively fight for change.
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Your “Gamer Girl” Aesthetic Has Real Consequences

Syd Haupt unpacks Asian fetishization, outlining the consequences of "Asian aesthetics."
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Why We Need To Pass S.1 “For The People Act” Now

Eric Heilmann argues in support of the Senate Bill 1 For The People Act, highlighting it's potential for positive protections of American democracy.
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Focusing on Faith: Reflections on the Jewish American Experience

The Jewish writers of the Opinion Staff reflect on their Jewish American identities to commemorate this year's Jewish American Heritage Month of May.
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An Ode to MILFs

Min Seo Riu offers an ode to the MILFs.
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Reckoning With Race: Opinion Staff Writers Reflect on AAPI Heritage Month

Members of the Daily Nexus' Opinion Staff reflect on issues of identity for this year's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month of May.
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Why Elton Muskrat Should Not Be Space President

Toni Shindler-Ruberg unpacks the role of Elon Musk and his company SpaceX in the recent privatization of space.
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UCSB Should Send You a $900 Check Now, Here’s Why.

Taylor Clark details the ways in which UCSB has failed to financially support students throughout the pandemic.
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Breaking the Silence: Opinion Staff Writers Speak Up After 2021’s Day of Silence

After honoring this year's Day of Silence, the Daily Nexus Opinion Staff's LGBTQ writers reflect on the systemic silencing they've experienced and continue to face.
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