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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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UC Davis lecture halls: the good, the bad and the ugly

Criteria includes comfy seating, aesthetic, lighting and more   By MAYA KORNYEYEVA — mkornyeyeva@ucdavis.edu   Ah, a lecture hall. The setting of so many power naps, failed microphones,...

The modern ‘Planet of the Apes’ series is a sleeper masterpiece

The film saga is the gold standard of reboots — why is it still slept on?   By JOAQUIN WATERS — jwat@ucdavis.edu   “You might not like what...

Kennedy strikes again

Will RFK Jr. spoil the 2024 presidential election?   By MOLLY THOMPSON — mmtthompson@ucdavis.edu    The Kennedys — a family so quintessentially American that Olivia Rodrigo sang praises...

Coffee and flowers: the emergent flavor phenomena

Floral flavors serve to be transformative in the coffee beverage industry   By MAYA KORNYEYEVA — mkornyeyeva@ucdavis.edu   Coffee, as a beverage, is well-known for its versatile flavor...

Taylor Swift’s excessive merchandising practices are not sustainable

Consumerism drives much of the music industry and top artists must acknowledge the detrimental effects    By CLAIRE SCHAD — cfschad@ucdavis.edu    It is no secret that Taylor...

Chess boxing — where brains meet bronze

Here’s what's really missing from the Olympics   By MALCOLM LANGE — mslange@ucdavis.edu Ding, ding, ding. The first round is over. Both boxers are bruised and tired....

TikTok’s time is running out, but why?

Is the looming ban an infringement on free speech or a national security necessity?   By JOAQUIN WATERS — jwat@ucdavis.edu   So. TikTok. For at least six years,...

‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is not what you thought it was

You know how to ball, I know too much about Taylor Swift’s new album   By MOLLY THOMPSON — mmtthompson@ucdavis.edu    Taylor Swift may just be the most...

Art is not an equation

The quest for meaning is counterintuitive to art’s true purpose   By JOAQUIN WATERS — jwat@ucdavis.edu   My favorite book I read for my high school English classes...

The spotlight on women’s sports must be a movement, not a moment

Despite historical and social barriers, female athletes deserve adequate pay and attention    By CLAIRE SCHAD — cfschad@ucdavis.edu    Recently, women's sports have finally been getting the attention...

Art is suffering at the hands of streaming

Video killed the radio star   By MOLLY THOMPSON — mmtthompson@ucdavis.edu     Our current media landscape revolves around a constant stream of content. There are more posts than...

With ‘two years left,’ we have to embrace technology to survive climate change

We must remain realistic as we fight to reverse global warming    By MAYA KORNYEYEVA — mkornyeyeva@ucdavis.edu   Recently, the United Nations (UN) Climate Chief Simon Stiell announced...

Audiences love Paul Atreides, but do they understand him?

Why do viewers seem to miss what “Dune” is really about?   By JOAQUIN WATERS — jwat@ucdavis.edu   “Dune: Part Two” is only a month old, yet it...

Reading is cool

TikTok is creating a well-read society    By MOLLY THOMPSON — mmtthompson@ucdavis.edu    If you’ve never been on “booktok,” you’re missing out. It’s a subcultural corner of TikTok...

The stupidity epidemic

What leads even the smartest people to be so stupid?   By MALCOLM LANGE — mslange@ucdavis.edu   “Everyone is stupid!” This is an exclamation that most, if not...