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Dear white feminists: You don’t own the Black Lives Matter movement

Dear white feminists: You don’t own the Black Lives Matter movement

Destiny Nadeau

October 23, 2018

The past six years have been inundated with two pivotal movements, one of which has shed light on the systemic abuse of black citizens in America and the other which has called attention to an appalling amount of sexual assault in the workplace.Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem wa...

The tactics men and women take in order to prevent sexual assault

The tactics men and women take in order to prevent sexual assault

Destiny Nadeau

October 16, 2018

Following the #Metoo movement — and in light of the Kavanaugh hearing — there has been a sudden uproar of men claiming that this is a dangerous time for them. That their freedom is being put at risk because they are unable to decipher the differences between what may be considered appropriate an...

The criticality of leadership succession planning

The criticality of leadership succession planning

Benjamin Verheiden

October 16, 2018

With the increasing amount of fighting over the current leadership from CSUN all the way to the federal level in the U.S., it is often overlooked who will succeed the current leadership. The reason to look into this is that we need leaders that will truly pick up the pieces in the end, not continue th...

How rage is portrayed differently between men and women

How rage is portrayed differently between men and women

Destiny Nadeau

October 9, 2018

The antithetical testimonies between Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh have brought forth a disturbing dichotomy in the way men and women are treated within the public eye. During her grueling, hours-long deposition, Ford remained poised, polite and professional as she answered every question...

Is it worth it to vote in the midterm elections?

Is it worth it to vote in the midterm elections?

Donna P. Crilly

October 2, 2018

It seems as though young people are divided among those who are “woke” and those who are caught in a dream, forgotten the instant we roll over to check our phones. Regardless of where we fall on the spectrum, the majority use the internet. They dive deeper into "wokeness" using social me...

Let’s ban the single-use bottle by 2019

Let’s ban the single-use bottle by 2019

Contributor

September 29, 2018

“Hey Dr. Melkonian, haven’t I seen you show up in class with a cup of coffee in a throwaway cup?”Yes, and my students will probably continue to see that. But I won’t be showing up with single-use plastic anymore. You see, even teachers are capable of learning things, and IR...

We stand with survivors

We stand with survivors

Destiny Nadeau

September 29, 2018

With a shaking voice, a request for caffeine and in the face of the United States Senate, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford opened her testimony with one of the most powerful statements in the era of the #metoo movement: “I am here today not because I want to be. I am terrified. I am here because I be...

Letter to the Editor: We are not disposable! No to EO 1100-R and EO 1110

Letter to the Editor: We are not disposable! No to EO 1100-R and EO 1110

Contributor

September 28, 2018

I am on sabbatical and this is an invaluable time that should be spent reading, writing and preparing my next book, tentatively titled "Doing Life and Social Death: Latinx Lifer Experiences in California Prisons."Instead, I find myself immersed in the struggle against the implementation of Executive...

The US government is broken; time to brainstorm ways to fix it

The US government is broken; time to brainstorm ways to fix it

Donna P. Crilly

September 27, 2018

The House and Senate passed the annual spending bill days ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline, and President Trump has pledged to sign it. While I’m glad we’re averting yet another government shutdown, I wonder what would happen if we took measures to avoid future shutdowns.For weeks, it seemed...

Racist tirades in the midst of the Trump Administration

Racist tirades in the midst of the Trump Administration

Destiny Nadeau

September 24, 2018

In the era of the Trump administration it can be said, without uncertainty, that both a racial tension and racial divide has progressed. Viral videos of insensitive prejudice attacks are now, more often than not, considered the norm. Social media is constantly being inundated with white Americans bo...

Women vs. Men: The dynamics of women in a male dominated society

Women vs. Men: The dynamics of women in a male dominated society

Destiny Nadeau

September 20, 2018

“When a woman is emotional, she’s ‘hysterical’ and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he’s ‘outspoken’ and there are no repercussions,” said Billie Jean King It can be said, without a doubt, that the recent U.S. Open between Serena Wi...

Ships burning oil contribute to climate change

Ships burning oil contribute to climate change

Benjamin Verheiden

September 19, 2018

While most of the focus on climate change in the transportation sector is on land-based modes and land usage with a small amount in air-based modes, the real super polluters are in the ocean right off the shore’s horizon.Ships burn bunker fuel, and according to Derrick Penner of the Vancouver Sun, "Deeps...

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