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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… Continue Reading

SOS Interview

SOS Interview

By Veronica Barron | UC Berkeley Interview with SOS interview Co-Founder, Hannah Houska August 2016 marked a historical moment in the history of UCSA organizing. Traditionally, the Student Organizing Summit, previously known as Congress , is utilized to choose one new undergraduate campaign to work on throughout the following year, in addition to the one… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

My Governor Doesn’t Care About My Mental Health

My Governor Doesn’t Care About My Mental Health

By Julia Schemmer | UC Riverside On Saturday, September 24, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 2017, a bill that would have established a framework for mental health services for public colleges and universities in California. Although signing or vetoing legislation is a part of his job description, this bill was a particular blow to organizations… Continue Reading

Why Aren’t We Voting?

Why Aren’t We Voting?

By Zahra Abadin | UC Berkeley 2014 had the lowest youth voter turnout in 40 years. Less than a quarter of eligible 18-29 year olds voted, even lower than the abysmal 2010 turnout. Ratified in 1971, the 26th amendment lowered the minimum voting age from 21 to 18, leading to the largest youth voter turnout… Continue Reading

The Bitch That I Am

The Bitch That I Am

By Yong-Yi Chiang | UC Los Angeles “I don’t want to be the bitch that doesn’t get him in.” These were the words that came out of my friend’s mouth after the interview. In the midst of deliberating over acceptances for an internship position, it was brought to her organization’s attention that an applicant had… Continue Reading

My STAR Experience

My STAR Experience

By Shawn Pham | UC Riverside I have spent almost half of my college life buried in books and far detached from my surroundings. In 2014, during my first year attending UCR, I observed a protest against tuition hikes where students were occupying the Chancellor’s office. That was the closest thing to a student advocacy… Continue Reading

Becky With The Good Chairs: Making Your Organization Smooth (And Drama Free!)

Becky With The Good Chairs: Making Your Organization Smooth (And Drama Free!)

By Julia Schemmer This is the first in a series focusing on organizational retention, programming development and student engagement. Be sure to look for our next piece! The fall quarter is quickly approaching, as back to school sales remind us that our summertime is limited. As the new year begins, students from across the UC… Continue Reading

ICYMI: UC Regents Speak On Basic Needs Insecurity, Faculty Diversity, and Campus Safety

ICYMI: UC Regents Speak On Basic Needs Insecurity, Faculty Diversity, and Campus Safety

By Julia Schemmer ICYMI: UC Regents Speak On Basic Needs Insecurity, Board Restructure, and Campus Safety The summertime might be heating up, but the conversations at the bimonthly July Regents meeting were even hotter. From July 19-21, the UC Regents gathered at the UCSF Conference Center to discuss a range of top-priority issues such as… Continue Reading