Sign of the Times

Political Hobbyism: America’s Favorite Pastime

Brian Byrne unpacks the complex implications behind policymakers' participation in America's favorite pastime.
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#FreeIV — End the Halloween Police Occupation Now.

Taylor Clark advocates for a reevaluation of traditional police-heavy response to Halloween in Isla Vista.
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Libraries Are an Invaluable Resource, and They Should Be Protected and Prioritized

Kareena Dhillon unpacks the trove of resources that libraries offer, establishing them as an invaluable public resource.
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Spooky Stories From the Opinion Staff

The Opinion Staff share their best spooky stories in honor of Halloween.
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The World Is Literally on Fire and Here’s Why

Athina Mihalopoulos reflects on the fires that ravaged Greece this summer, highlighting the dangers of both climate change and arson.
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The Fight for Legal Weed Isn’t Over

Nathan Lee breaks down the continuous challenges to the legalization of marijuana and why it's an important step forward.
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Should Classes Be In-Person This Fall?

Nathanial Ramierez grapples with feelings of unease and excitement pending the upcoming school year and return to campus.
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Does Critical Race Theory Belong in the Classroom?

Tiana Molony argues for the inclusion of Critical Race Theory in classrooms as the bare minimum in the first step towards social change and righting historic inequalities.
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Art Smarts: An Ode to the Importance of K-12 Arts Education

Emily Kocis unpacks the disparity and overall decrease in arts instruction in K-12 education and argues for the inclusion of the arts as a vital aspect of the student experience.
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Board of Regents Approves The “Forever Hike,” and It Shows Everything Wrong With Higher Education.

Taylor Clark argues against the recent vote by the University of California Board of Regents to approve ongoing hikes in tuition and unpacks what that means for current and future generations of UC st...
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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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