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Friday, October 15, 2021

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Cotton totes do not solve the plastic bag problem

Collecting cotton tote bags is not as eco-conscious as you think Plastic bag bans are becoming more common worldwide, which is a change for the...

Guide to submitting guest opinion columns, cartoons

Students, professors and community members can send their pieces to opinion@theaggie.org My name is Eden Winniford, and I’m the editor for The California Aggie’s opinion...

Let’s talk about National Parks

Public Lands are inherently valuable and don’t need commercial value to warrant protection I’ve read a lot of articles recently detailing lengthy lists of why...

Accent discrimination and the problem with neutral accents

In entertainment, individuals with accents are often reduced for comedic effect, while in the workplace they lose credibility  In “Modern Family,” Sofia’s Vergara’s character Gloria...

‘Spontaneous social media’ is an oxymoron

 It’s impossible to make Instagram “casual” again I’ve always been impressed by people who could cultivate perfect Instagram themes.  Whether it’s a certain border, filter...

These companies want you to think you’re responsible for climate change

We need to shift how we think about sustainability before it becomes a privilege and not an expectation Many of you might’ve seen recent misleading...

Support for Asian American businesses should be inherent—the pandemic has revealed otherwise

Asian American food and culture are fixtures until they are othered America loves Asian food and culture until they don’t—and efforts to save local Chinatowns...

How immigrant entrepreneurs disrupt the Model Minority Myth

The Model Minority Myth is engineered to tell one version of the Asian American Dream What is the Asian American dream? Since the 1960s, the...

Social media’s mental health advocacy needs to change

One-size-fits-all solutions to mental health conditions need to stop Whenever I choose to forgo my responsibilities and open Instagram I am greeted by one of...

Stop blaming soldiers for fighting losing wars

Soldiers don’t get to pick their own battles, so stop treating them like they do Being willing to put your life on the line is...

Banning chemicals is not enough if the government doesn’t force proper cleanup

Approximately 25,000 barrels of toxic chemicals were found off the coast of LA after sitting for decades Cancerous sea lions. What might sound like a...

Divergent narratives of opioid drug addictions create lives of expectation and exception

Media coverage of the opioid epidemic has significant impacts on policy and public sympathy Like 2 million Americans, George Floyd struggled with an opioid addiction....

Vaccine posting: the internet’s newest social currency

Posting your vaccination isn’t just feed fodder I got stabbed two  weeks ago, thanks to Pfizer. It’s been a long time coming, this vaccine of...

Let baseball players interview in their native language

We need to stop judging people by foreign language interviews Professional baseball players come from all over the world and speak many different native languages;...

Statistical insignificance and dire consequences: How public health data fails marginalized groups

Native Americans are excluded and mischaracterized in COVID-19 data, undermining the severity of the pandemic’s impact on their community How does the collection and portrayal...