Protective Measures for COVID-19

In the face of the current outbreak, here are some important tips and information that you should know:  There are currently no vaccines for COVID-19. The best way to prevent contracting the illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.  The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person within 6 feet of contact and through respiratory droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes.  Wash your … Continue reading Protective Measures for COVID-19

What’s Happening: Is There ‘Good News’?

The “news” in common parlance usually has a less than positive connotation. “Did you hear the news?” is a question self-answered most normally with a piece of dismaying news. It’s hard to not want to just gossip about our signs and our times. I’m not one to blame things on human nature, but it’s hard to resist to talk about negative things. There seems to … Continue reading What’s Happening: Is There ‘Good News’?

What’s Happening: UCSC for COLA

What is going on at UCSC? Very recently, the University of California, Santa Cruz has been a topic of heated conversation. Uproar surrounding the disregard of labor rights for many UCSC graduate students has spurred controversy, gaining enough momentum to attract the attention of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In pieces that cover the events currently taking place at UCSC, many unfamiliar terms are thrown around … Continue reading What’s Happening: UCSC for COLA

What’s Happening?: Oscars 2020 Recap

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards was filled with surprises, performances, and representation for people of color in film. Janelle Monae kicks of the dazzling night with an opening number that brought together “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, “Joker”, and even “Midsommar” in song and dance. While there was no official host this year, Steve Martin and Chris Rock still brought the verbal banter on … Continue reading What’s Happening?: Oscars 2020 Recap

What’s Happening: Helping Friends with Midterm Season Stress

Ahhh, midterm season. Nothing like endless studying for a slew of difficult exams to make you more stressed than you already are. For many, the pressure of midterms incites feelings of hopelessness, dread, and anxiety that can be hard to cope with without the right tools. Here are a few tips for how you can be there for friends deep in the midterms-induced slump, as … Continue reading What’s Happening: Helping Friends with Midterm Season Stress

The Coronavirus Outbreak

Recently, the word “coronavirus” has been the subject of many people’s minds, eliciting both curiosity and fear. The mysterious virus first appeared in Wuhan, China and quickly made its way throughout the country and across the globe, killing at least 300 people and infecting more than 14,000 others worldwide. Several cases have also shown up in the Los Angeles, Orange, and Santa Clara counties.  Many … Continue reading The Coronavirus Outbreak

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What’s Happening: Don’t Forget about Bolivia!

After weeks of protests and disruptions about the legitimacy of the last election cycle, Bolivia President Evo Morales has been deposed in what has been defined by many members and leaders of the international community as a military coup. Since then, interim President Jeanine Áñez, formerly a Senator, has assumed power and is supported largely by swaths of the Bolivian military, police forces, as well … Continue reading What’s Happening: Don’t Forget about Bolivia!

What’s Happening in Australia

Australia is currently facing one of its largest wildfires in history. The country has been affected by this fire since late July. As of January 6th, the fire has taken the lives of 24 people and destroyed over 2,000 homes.  Australia is not new to wildfires. Each year, the country prepares itself for these fires as it is a common outcome during its hot dry … Continue reading What’s Happening in Australia

What’s Happening?: Staying here for your break? Here are some events you can attend.

With the Thanksgiving break coming up, several students are ditching classes, catching flights, and flocking home. But for the bunch of students spending their breaks on campus, here are some activities and events that will be held on campus (flyers attached below): Decolonizing and Queering Thanksgiving Feast: A Community Feast What? A community feast celebrating indigeneity, ancestry, and self. Open to all, this is an … Continue reading What’s Happening?: Staying here for your break? Here are some events you can attend.

4th Annual Turkey Day Food Box Giveaway

Hello hello! Happy Hump Day! Next week on Thursday November 21 from 1pm-5pm, the Community Programs Food Justice Program will be offering its Turkey Day Food Box Giveaway, which will consist of ingredients for a dinner for 7 people! This box will be given to students who are in need and allow those who are less fortunate to enjoy a feast with their loved ones. … Continue reading 4th Annual Turkey Day Food Box Giveaway

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What’s Happening: Syria, Rojava, ISIL, & Turkey

Since 2011, Syria has been in a civil war. It started as a part of civil uprisings and conflicts in the early 2010’s known as the Arab Spring. Famously, this larger event spun other countries in the Middle East and Arabic speaking parts of Africa, like Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Oman, and Sudan. Some of these conflicts stay relatively peaceful, such as those in Egypt … Continue reading What’s Happening: Syria, Rojava, ISIL, & Turkey

Thirty-Nine Vietnamese People Found Dead in Back of Truck in England

On October 23, 2019, thirty-nine people were found dead in the back of a container truck in a British industrial park early morning. Their bodies were found after someone called an ambulance and had the police come to investigate. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on the suspicion of murder.  Current understandings of the situation have authorities believing that the … Continue reading Thirty-Nine Vietnamese People Found Dead in Back of Truck in England

Essay Your Way to an A: How to Write an Academic Paper

  Join the Writing Success Program for our first ever workshop for the 2019-2020 academic year! We will be going over some of the important things that make an A+ paper such as the thesis statement, analysis, research, and much more. After our presentation we will be offering drop in’s for those who have papers and would like immediate assistance. Make sure you come by … Continue reading Essay Your Way to an A: How to Write an Academic Paper

Love and Compassion in the Classroom

Paying attention to lecture and occasionally sipping on your coffee to stay awake, you’re reviewing the material and diligently taking notes (maybe even color-coding them). However, imagine doing all of that while also carrying a baby. Writing notes becomes more difficult to do so since you need to take care of the baby’s needs as they may even possibly be crying or constantly moving in … Continue reading Love and Compassion in the Classroom

What’s Happening: CPO Block Party

The annual CPO Block Party is happening tomorrow evening, Wednesday August 28th, from 5:30 pm to 8:30pm. Gather your roommates, friends, and family and join us for the best event of the summer. You will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the CPO Retention, Outreach, and Community Service projects. They will be there to share information about the resources available to students and ways … Continue reading What’s Happening: CPO Block Party

What’s Happening: How social media can make real change

What’s Happening: How social media can make real change People across the United States are baffled by the recent policies enacted that infringe women’s right to an abortion… but should they really be? Anti-abortion laws have passed in states where the majority of legislatures are men or white upper-class women. So, if we know who are the men and women sitting in these positions of … Continue reading What’s Happening: How social media can make real change

What’s Happening: Aftermath of the Measles Outbreak

While the outbreak was easily many weeks prior, the repercussions of this event highlight the lack of preparedness in properly protecting students in a high stress space like a college environment. UCLA, after closing certain buildings and rooms, quarantined students who may have potentially been exposed to the disease. While the school is not responsible for the actions of some who have decided against vaccination, … Continue reading What’s Happening: Aftermath of the Measles Outbreak

Saudi Arabia Oil Tanker Sabotage

On Monday, Saudi Arabia reported that two oil tankers off its coast were damaged by attempted sabotage.  The ships were en route to retrieve crude oil from the port of Ras Tanura, to be distributed to customers in the United States.  While details of the attack have yet to be released, it has been confirmed that while the tanker structures sustained damage, no oil was … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Oil Tanker Sabotage

What’s Happening: Game of Thrones

In recent news that concerned millions of steady viewers, the Game of Thrones finale finished to thunderous disapproval. To any people who frequent Twitter, much of the discourse in the last few weeks has been how Daenerys’s character was done dirty and the un-climactic death of Cersei, one of the show’s leading characters. I will put forth my opinion to the world, speaking as someone … Continue reading What’s Happening: Game of Thrones

Notre Dame on Fire

On Monday, April 15th, Notre-Dame cathedral, the symbol of the beauty and history of Paris, was scarred by an extensive fire. The fire caused the delicate spire of the cathedral, which was already undergoing renovations, to collapse. The image of flames engulfing the wooden roof shocked the people on the streets as they looked up toward their beloved cathedral with disbelief. In the aftermath, officials … Continue reading Notre Dame on Fire