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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fixing toxic comment sections requires light moderation and guidelines, not censorship

  Everyone who’s visited the internet has seen the ugliness that a website’s comment section can host. Oftentimes, hate, slander and generally ignorant comment threads will bury genuine, insightful and civil discussion, leaving readers frustrated...

Editorial: Aggregator of minds: Support of local businesses supports local culture

A writer, a scientist, a philosopher, a mathematician, a musician, a poet, a researcher and an artist walk into a coffee shop. They order coffee, and next thing you know … they sit down...

Editorial: A quarter to remember and the year 2014 to look forward to

As the year of 2013 comes to a close, we recall the familiar tradition of reflection on the past year’s events. As students, we have accomplished the 10 strenuous weeks of the quarter with...

New California laws are a women’s rights victory

Two recent California laws are playing a major role in expanding women's rights. The first, which significantly eases access to birth control pills, was passed in 2013 and finally activated last Friday after years...

Editorial: No more bystanding — students must help end sexual assault

President Obama recently announced that the White House was forming a task force to protect college women from what he called “the crime and the outrage of sexual violence.” “I want every young man in...

Editorial: Nepal and California: A world together and apart

The earthquakes that hit Nepal should be no mystery to anybody at this point. At April 25 11:56 a.m. local time, Nepal was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that is currently calculated to...

Allowing girls to join Boy Scouts is a step forward in creating tomorrow’s leaders

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced on Wednesday, Oct. 11 that, starting in 2018, it will allow girls to join the Cub Scouts, and that it plans to make the Eagle Scout program...

UC sanctuary campuses are needed to shield undocumented students

In response to the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, UC President Janet Napolitano promised last November not to comply with federal agencies who may seek to deport undocumented students on UC campuses. This move...