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Monday, December 5, 2022

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UC Berkeley shows how ideological fringes dehumanize one another

The violent clash of liberal and conservative self-righteousness Mayhem in Berkeley last week exemplifies how physical violence and destruction become possible when extreme ends of...

Women’s March anticipates new era in women’s health

New administration poses fundamental threats to women’s rights Just one day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States,...

The importance of celebrity endorsement at the Women’s March

America Ferrera and Scarlett Johansson spoke fervently to Washington crowds Celebrity endorsements have been historically effective for selling merchandise and procuring large profits — for...

The corrupting power of too much democracy

Exploring link between excess democracy and Trump Talking heads have speculated since the election about the million dollar question: Why did Donald Trump’s authoritarian and...

What being “poor” really means

How stereotypes and educational inequality tie into poverty Defining poverty is far from straightforward. The condition spans a range of complexities, from social problems to...

The intergenerational technology divide

As technology advances, a generation of workers is left behind Technology has the awesome ability to connect me with my friends halfway across the world....

Betsy DeVos’ backwards vision of American education

The future of American education is uncertain under Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education   Senate Democrats voting on Tuesday to prevent Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as...

Don’t forget LGBTQ individuals in conservative areas

Jai Bornstein’s suicide reminds us that trans youth still face severe prejudice in red regions of the nation This past December, 19-year-old transgender woman and...

Smartphone use: the smoking of our time

The worrying implications of escapism at our fingers As late as the 1960s, taglines like “More Doctors Smoke Camels than any other Cigarette!” and “20,679...

The dangerous return of nationalism

An uptick in right-wing movements bodes ill across the globe The rise and fall of nations is inevitable — it’s a cycle that has gone...

Preparing for the worst in Joshua Tree National Park

Stupidity and nature intersect marvelously in the High Desert of California Few things complement each other with such ease as the National Park System and...

A Dip into the Daily Life of the Racially Ambiguous

People assume that I’m a whole spread of ethnicities. This is my story. It’s not that I really like hummus simply because I was raised...

Remove the roadblocks to self-driving in California

State imposes unnecessary regulations on Uber’s autonomous vehicle experiment Most Californians know the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as a bureaucratic dungeon. The DMV has...

I don’t just fear Trump. I fear the Republican Party

Partisan politics threaten the integrity, values of our country more now than ever Here we are: the year that Donald J. Trump officially becomes President...

Introducing the Winter Quarter columnists and humorists

New writers will work to reflect the great diversity of ideas at UC Davis Welcome back to school, Aggies. It’s a new year and the...