The Sundial

It’s time to end the cycle of educational inequity

Photo credit: Kristine Delicana

Melisa Fumbarg

May 6, 2015

We live in a society that perpetuates social inequalities. Whether it's intentional or not, the system fails those who do not have "white privilege." Unfortunately, those most affected are children in public education. Of course, there are also white students in the underserved and underrepresented schools. ...

Only serious measures will improve the serious drought

Santa Barbara County Parks Department  ranger Jeff Bozarth stands in a dry bay on Lake Cachuma on January 14, 2014, in Santa Barbara County, Calif. The area was filled with water last March. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Melisa Fumbarg

April 22, 2015

With all of this talk about a drought in California, it should not come as a shock that we are in fact in a serious problem due to water shortages in the state. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, drought is defined as "a period of drier-than-normal conditions that results in water-related problem...

How Israel’s election results reflect Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

Photo credit: Kristine Delicana

Melisa Fumbarg

March 22, 2015

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's divulgence to congress two weeks ago, though relevant for the ongoing American, Iran talks was also relevant in his victory during Israel's elections. Israel's election results may have been directly determined by the speech Netanyahu made to Congress two wee...

California Dreamin’

Illustration by Kristine Delicana / Art Director

Melisa Fumbarg

January 28, 2015

For many undocumented students, paying for college tuition can be incredibly difficult. Granted, college is expensive enough for most individuals. However, undocumented students have limited resources when it comes to getting the financial assistance they need. The National Center for Education Statis...

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