Thursday, June 8, 2023


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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.

The Irvine 11: An Example of UCI’s Islamophobia Towards Campus Activism

The Irvine 11 and the interruptions of Yang’s discussion were both forms of disruption, yet, the reaction to the Irvine 11 was significantly harsher. This indicates UCI’s discriminatory reaction to student activism and free speech, which is based in Islamophobia and anti-Palestinian racism.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws Hypocritically “Protect the Youth” by Criminalizing Trans People

Tennessee governor Bill Lee signed Senate Bill 3, which seeks to ban  “adult cabaret entertainment” — including drag performers — from performing in public spaces, on March 2. While the bill has been hailed by some for protecting children from obscenity, the bill actually only serves to further stigmatize and endanger youths belonging to the LGBTQ+ community.

Donald Trump Proves Why Celebrities Should Not Be Politicians

The celebrity-to-politician pipeline, most notable for Trump’s presidency, should be avoided to prevent unqualified people from holding positions of great political authority and influence. 

“Greenwashing” Impairs Understanding of True Environmental Activism

The greenwashing agenda is exploitative of consumers’ well-intended efforts to live more sustainably for the sole purpose of capital gain, which leads to a misinterpretation of environmentalism as a whole. 

Oh, You Think YOU Have It Tough? Try Being a STEM Major.

STEM students are better than all of you. I am better than all of you. Please recognize that so that I feel good about my negative eight hours of sleep and constant state of exhaustion-induced psychosis. 

Why Diversifying Tech is Integral for Fairer Artificial Intelligence

AI is a powerful tool that is capable of tackling complex social problems, such as access to education, elimination of bias in decision-making processes and other essential services... While it has the potential to systematically eliminate these issues, without proper regulation to ensure the safe development and deployment of AI, it can perpetuate biases and infringe on individual rights.




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