Feeding the beast
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Feeding the beast

o apparently there's a food crisis. The increased prices of staple foods such as corn (up 49 percent globally over 12 months), rice (up 75 percent) and wheat…

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Correction
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Correction

In the Apr.22 edition of The California Aggie,the editorial titled "4/20at UCSC" stated that "While the university has outwardly condoned the event,they do not deny its existence." The…

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Liberalism needs to fight
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Liberalism needs to fight

Triumphing inPennsylvania,a state oftenassociatedwith the birth of many American narratives,SenatorHillaryClinton proclaimed that "the tide is turning." Shemight haveenvisioned the aptness of her candidacy's rebirth.But it wasn't a rebirth.It…

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The nature of conservatives
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The nature of conservatives

Above the desk in my room is a very large picture,"Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains," painted by Albert Bierstadt in1868.Bierstadt is perhaps my favorite artist,known for his treatment…

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Body by you
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Body by you

"Don't let your body be your master," the priest says to the young man. "You must be the master of your body." I can't remember where I had…

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A series of confessions
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A series of confessions

A confession:I'm awful at coming up with column ideas last-minute.After spending a lovely weekend that included an artificial horse insemination and a nighttime picnic at the park,I found…

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Dangerous remedy
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Dangerous remedy

The 17th century political revolutionary Guy Fawkes once said, "The desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy." Despite the fact that British historians may tell you that another notable…

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The young and the jobless
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The young and the jobless

But for the class of 2008, there is nothing gloomier than searching for jobs in a wobbling economy plagued by a rising unemployment rate. For more than 1…

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Editorial:4/20 at UCSC
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Editorial:4/20 at UCSC

This past Sunday was Apr. 20, a day commonly known by many as a cannabis culture holiday. Over the years, Santa Cruz has become a popular destination for…

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Editorial: Sacramento sustainability
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Editorial: Sacramento sustainability

Sacramento is not generally regarded as a sustainable region - it has grown in a sprawling pattern much like Los Angeles. However, Sacramento's integration of more sustainable regional…

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On strangers, part I
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On strangers, part I

here are two ways a relationship can begin: attraction first, followed by some sort of relationship, or friendship first, followed by some sort of attraction. (Of course, there…

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Going horizontal
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Going horizontal

I'm writing this horizontally, which is to say, I'm lying on my bed, typing with the laptop on its side. It's Sunday. My hangovers always isolate in the…

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Hi, Aggie!
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Hi, Aggie!

Remember when the world was a better place? I don't, but I wasn't alive during the 1950s. I've heard that back then things were great! Women finally won…

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Title
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Title

080418_op_crockett.CTitle: Idiot: DefinedBy ZACK CROCKETT After using the word “idiot” in my article last week, I received an e-mail from a young, armchair-philosopher asking, “How does one know…

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Psilocybin Saturday
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Psilocybin Saturday

Like most of Davis, I grew up in straight-edge suburbia with only the vague notion that drugs certainly existed but definitely wouldn't be found in my home town.…

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