Commentary: Redefining Valentine’s Day
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Commentary: Redefining Valentine’s Day

There’s no rule to relationships With the great holiday of Valentine’s Day recently passed, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the heteronormative and strictly defined social constructions…

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Davis Theatre and Dance Department puts on “Peter and the Starcatcher”
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Davis Theatre and Dance Department puts on “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Peter Pan’s origin comes to life in Cooper, Sedgwick production The UC Davis Theatre and Dance department will host their rendition of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a prequel…

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Culture Corner with Andrew Williams
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Culture Corner with Andrew Williams

The Arts Desks’ weekly picks for movies, books, music and television shows. Movie: The Departed Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Martin Scorsese.…

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Review: Sex Education
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Review: Sex Education

The sex-ed course we all deserved  The second season of “Sex Education” premiered on Jan. 17, and it has surpassed all expectations. Netflix has done it again, this…

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Emotionally Swiped
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Emotionally Swiped

App-driven hook-up culture and mental health  One of my favorite images on the internet is of a small, white and grey shorthair cat looking solemnly into a sea…

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Review: “AJ and the Queen”
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Review: “AJ and the Queen”

 A lesson in learning not to make assumptions of others   “AJ and the Queen,” a new comedy-drama show on Netflix, is the perfect example of how two individuals,…

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Culture Corner with Alyssa Ilsley
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Culture Corner with Alyssa Ilsley

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for television, movies, novels and music Television: “Good Trouble”  Freeform’s “The Fosters” was a mediocre family drama, but its spin-off “Good Trouble” is…

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A look into the lives of two student-run jewelry businesses on campus
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A look into the lives of two student-run jewelry businesses on campus

Encapsulated Co., Flower Dangles use Instagram to reach student body Some students find a hobby in art, others in sports and some even find peace through academic organizations.…

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How a blue-collar staple entered the cultural zeitgeist
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How a blue-collar staple entered the cultural zeitgeist

The rise of Carhartt   A rite of passage for any young person living in a metropolitan area is the tragic yet universal act of getting crushed by someone…

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What in the world is Champagnegate?
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What in the world is Champagnegate?

Absurd moments in Season 24 of “The Bachelor” thus far Pilot Peter Weber is front and center in this season of “The Bachelor.” Every year, the reality television…

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“The Biggest Loser” didn’t work then and it won’t work now
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“The Biggest Loser” didn’t work then and it won’t work now

True weight loss for obese individuals is not flashy, glamorous or fit for reality television “The Biggest Loser” is a weight-loss competition that originally aired on NBC in…

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“Party of Five” provides an approachable view into immigration issues
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“Party of Five” provides an approachable view into immigration issues

Emotionally hard to watch but necessary  When I worked in a majority Spanish-speaking classroom, I witnessed two students share a tearful embrace. It was the day before the…

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Black musical excellence in 2019
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Black musical excellence in 2019

Highlights of notable Black musical achievement last year Feb. 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month, and in 2019, there were several noteworthy moments of Black musical…

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The continued relevance of Kenneth Lonergan’s 2011 masterpiece “Margaret”
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The continued relevance of Kenneth Lonergan’s 2011 masterpiece “Margaret”

 What “Margaret” teaches us about self-preservation “Margaret, are you grieving / Over Goldengrove unleaving? / It is the blight man was born for / It is Margaret you…

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Culture Corner with Mathilda Silverstein
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Culture Corner with Mathilda Silverstein

The Arts Desks’ weekly picks for movies, books, music and television shows. Movie: “Boy” dir. by Taika Waititi (2010) With recent box office successes such as “Thor: Ragnarok”…

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