Saturday, June 15, 2024

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The dark side of techno-utopian dreams: Ethical and practical pitfalls

In a world that is becoming increasingly intertwined with technology, techno-utopianism has emerged as a dominant philosophy shaping humanity’s future. Visionaries like Elon...

Palestine solidarity and student performative action

The Israel-Palestine conflict has been widely covered, not only in the news but also on social media. As a result, many people have...

An Animal Bill of Rights is integral to animal liberation

Trigger warning: This article contains mentions of animal abuse. Assembly Bill (AB) 1881, also known as the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights, is...

The perfect pop princess doesn’t exist because we won’t let it happen

Various horror stories from Britney Spears’ music career still haunt the streets of Hollywood and conversations on social media. In 2020, the internet...

Don’t worry about getting older, it’ll happen anyway

Entering my 20s has engulfed me in anxiety. It feels like there’s an existential crisis happening every other day, but getting older shouldn’t...

Taylor Swift: Pop queen of consumer culture?

With her record-breaking tour, album releases, Super Bowl appearances and recognition as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, Taylor Swift is more world-renowned...

“Queerbaiting” Harms the LGBTQ+ Community, but Not for the Reason You’d Think

Expression used as a means to cultivate a greater sense of self is integral to everyone in any stage of life, and should...

The “what about me?” effect and hyperindividualism

Trigger warning: This article contains mentions of suicide and self-harm. There has been a shift in the air that a lot of people have...

Anteater Express unmasked through a driver’s lens

UCI undergraduates pay $149.98 toward the Anteater Express yearly, placing it in the middle range of the university’s undergraduate student fees. Despite this...

Microchips: powering modern warfare and shaping global dominance

Microchips, a set of electrical circuits on a small piece of silicon, have become integral to daily life and run the modern technological...

Shattering barriers: social media’s disruption of traditional media narratives

Since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, more than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, with a majority of those killed being...

The 32 hour work week and worker productivity

As wages stagnate and productivity rises, workers' calls for support can be heard louder than ever in 2024.  Bill H.R.1332 was designed to change...

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