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Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

By Ida Acevedo | UC Riverside They say that hard work pays off, and for you, Betsy DeVos, that is quite the opposite. You’ve been sworn in as the Secretary of Education, recommended by Trump himself. How? Well, let’s look at how you got here today. You didn’t have a lot of troubles growing up.… Continue Reading

Thoughts from Traveling

Thoughts from Traveling

By Nina Djukic | UC Berkeley It’s mid-September and I am running on a road in rural Costa Rica, the humidity so heavy in the air that I am barely moving. The road is unpaved and stuffed with stones from volcano flows that left this here years and years ago. Behind me rides a troop…

The Graduate Cultural Resource Center at UC Merced

The Graduate Cultural Resource Center at UC Merced

By the GCRC Planning Committee: Christina Acosta, Violet Barton, Danielle Bermudez, Maria Mora, Daniel Rios, Rodolfo Rodriguez, Jamin Shih, Michelle Yeung | UC Merced On March 2 2017, the Graduate Cultural Resource Center (GCRC) officially opened its doors with its first event: “We Wear Our Crowns: An Evening of Female Empowerment” hosted by fifth year…

Resurrecting Theory: Registering and Radically Responding to University Budget Cuts of Multicultural Resources and Other Oppressive Higher Education Policies and Practices

Resurrecting Theory: Registering and Radically Responding to University Budget Cuts of Multicultural Resources and Other Oppressive Higher Education Policies and Practices

By Megan Turrill | UC Berkeley Multicultural co-curricular resources in higher education are more severely affected by university budget cuts than academic resources at UC Berkeley. Budget cuts to multicultural student spaces and development offices force the number of diversity programs offered to decrease, restrict hours of operation, and limit the number of staff that…

REIGNITE Interview

REIGNITE Interview

By Julia Schemmer | UC Riverside Interview with REIGNITE Co-Founder, Nushi Yapabandara From August 11-14, hundreds of UC students gathered together for the annual UCSA Congress, under the name of the Student Organizing Summit. During the weekend, students chose two undergraduate campaigns, Reignite and SOS. Reignite, a campaign geared toward tackling systematic racism and the…

Graduate Student Update

Graduate Student Update

By Julia Schemmer | UC Riverside The UCSA Student Organizing Summit may be characterized by the unveiling of the new two-year undergraduate campaigns, but that’s not all that happens during the exciting weekend. The graduate students who attend the conference work earnestly at developing their next advocacy agenda, a specific list of goal-driven priorities to…

Why I Believe in Voting

Why I Believe in Voting

By Manoella Narain | UC Riverside It’s most wonderful time of the year and I’m not talking about Christmas folks. That’s right, the second Tuesday of November is coming and that means it’s time for the national election . For us millennials, this means we are having one of our classic first times, if you…