Saturday, December 2, 2023


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The Whitewashing of Yoga: Exclusion and Commodification in America’s Wellness Culture

The Western wellness industry has adopted practices from indigenous communities and turned them into commodified, luxury goods.

Republicans Take Away the Rights of LGBTQ+ Americans in the Name of Christianity

In citing religion to censor the LGBTQ+ community, the Republican party is proving that they only care to uphold the Constitution when it advances their hateful values. 

Disney v Ron DeSantis: Why the Feud Should Make You Think Twice About Voting for DeSantis

As voters, it’s crucial for us to pay attention to the evidence Disney brings forward. If you haven’t already been convinced that DeSantis is unfit to be the president, this should do it. 

Cal State Long Beach Is a Threat to Puvungna

Puvungna cannot be utilized for its traditional, sacred purposes when CSULB consistently exploits their authority to take advantage of the site. They have consistently advanced their own agenda by overrunning Puvungna, which shows their disregard for the site and Native American culture. 

Five Reasons Why You Should Learn How to Drive in Irvine

How else will you almost run people over on Ring Road? Or nearly scrape another car at intersections? Or nearly smash the back of your car while backing up through seven different spaces, to snag that one parking spot at the very end of the road, without alerting any other drivers by, say, honking or turning your blinkers on?

The Importance of Funding Disability Services on UC Campuses

Disability Services across the UC system are currently understaffed and underfunded, creating a large backlog of issues that causes great harm to students with disabilities across UC campuses. There needs to be a wave of support from elected officials, community leaders and student activists to push for increased funding for disability support services across the UC system.

The K-pop Industry Must be Held Accountable for the Stars Gone Too Soon

The extreme stress that idols deal with throughout their careers is heavily documented, but often not addressed in earnest or scrutinized enough for its potential consequences on their health. You don’t have to look deep to see the environmental factors that contribute to mental health issues in the K-pop industry.

The Equal Rights Amendment is Essential to Gender Equality

However, the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause is not a sufficient substitute for a robust Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and misconstruing it as such only endangers women’s rights. Ratifying the ERA is integral to women’s rights in the United States as it ensures constitutional protection against sex discrimination; the proposed amendment is a vital piece to gender equality that has long been undermined.

Twitter’s Lack of Moderation Leaves Room for Harmful Communities

Twitter regulations are lenient and poorly moderated, and the site has acted as a refuge for harmful internet communities that have been removed from other platforms. 

The Hypocrisy of Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny's recent decision to associate himself with viral influencer Kendall Jenner creates doubt about his activism. 

Don’t Ignore ASUCI’s Power to Make Change

It may seem unnecessary or unreasonable to think about ASUCI in the midst of a busy and stressful college life; however, supporting our student government members and ensuring that ASUCI administration hears our voices will benefit everyone in the long run. 

Letter to the Editor, Re: “More Than Cesar Chavez” 

UCI was where I became active with the United Farm Workers in the late 1960s and contributed to the New University (‘72). I knew Cesar Chavez in his last 24 years, serving as his longtime press secretary and speechwriter for $5 per week plus room and board, the same “pay” Cesar received.




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