Is self-sacrifice the key to success? Hustle culture explored in film
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Is self-sacrifice the key to success? Hustle culture explored in film

No pain, no gain, right? Whenever I need a surge of motivation during the exhausting quarter system, I usually turn on “The Devil Wears Prada” so that I…

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We aren’t inclusive when we only accept those who are just like us
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We aren’t inclusive when we only accept those who are just like us

What does it mean to be inclusive? UC Davis has been commended for its diversity and values of inclusion. With so many people on campus — 38,369, according…

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We need to slow down traffic
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We need to slow down traffic

We need the right balance between wide and narrow street lanes  When I was 12, I went to England and noticed something about the design of the neighborhoods…

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Dave Chapelle doesn’t need social media, but everyone else does
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Dave Chapelle doesn’t need social media, but everyone else does

Social media has transformed comedy by elevating it What makes you laugh the most? Is it your friends, family or favorite comedian? Probably not. For most of us,…

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Oscars 2020: A telling and historic night
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Oscars 2020: A telling and historic night

With all odds up against it, the 92nd Academy Awards did not entirely fall flat At its worst, the Oscars can be a pretentious, stodgy ceremony that fails…

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The value of your own company
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The value of your own company

I’ll have my cake and eat it alone, too.  I’m writing this column while sitting alone in the dining hall. There are groups of friends conversing to my…

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What is the deal with traffic?
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What is the deal with traffic?

Traffic and economic growth might be intertwined, but it’s messier than that Any Bay Area native could tell you about the horror stories of a Costco parking lot…

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Bachelor twitter is better than the actual show
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Bachelor twitter is better than the actual show

The revolutionary new way to watch your favorite shows (I swear this isn’t satire) “The Bachelor” is a show about marriage that in no way reflects the values…

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TV vs film: The advantages of longevity
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TV vs film: The advantages of longevity

How television is able to live up to the quality of cinema No form of artistic expression is more cultivated than another. The intrinsic value that, for instance,…

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Humanities majors deserve better
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Humanities majors deserve better

Not everyone wants to be a doctor For the sake of this column, the humanities’ unlikely hero is me. I would like to be taken seriously for once,…

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Is going car-free possible?
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Is going car-free possible?

It’s time we join cities around the world and make serious attempts to transition away from cars My utopia is a city with car-free streets. San Francisco is…

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Social media is no longer social
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Social media is no longer social

Algorithms have taken over and they may never give it back Our social media feeds are no longer an indicator of a ‘natural’ social media experience. The feeds…

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Overanalyzing movies heightens the experience
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Overanalyzing movies heightens the experience

Treating film as visual literature can make it more worthwhile On the first day of my Intro to Film class, my professor said taking this class would ruin…

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Social media: the game
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Social media: the game

Social media is a game we play against others and ourselves  The video game industry is expected to generate more than $160 billion in revenue this year. It…

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Going to the movies alone isn’t weird
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Going to the movies alone isn’t weird

No one cares that you’re by yourself I remember being in the eighth grade, reading S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders” (as eighth graders do) and coming across the line:…

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