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Posts published in “California”

The Fuss About Fracking

If you enjoy drinking clean water and breathing clean air, you should know about fracking. Fracking, formally known as hydraulic fracturing, is the process of…

Cap-and-Trade in the Golden State

California’s cap-and-trade system is a policy that prevents the escalation of global warming and reduces health risks related to pollution by setting a limit on…

Let’s Talk About Sex

Yes, let’s talk about sex, because for collegiate young adults with raging hormones, we don’t talk about sex nearly enough—or not positively, at least. The…

Tenure on Trial

In 2012, a study of fifteen year-olds from 34 developed countries ranked U.S. students 17th, scoring 25th in math, 17th in science, and 14th in…

Free Speech and the Right to Curse at a Police Officer

Most pedestrians of Sproul Plaza have probably noticed that the University of California Police Department (UCPD) has been cracking down on bicyclists in recent weeks, handing out dozens…

The Young and the Homeless

Written by Marine Chalons As the busiest street in Berkeley, Telegraph Avenue is a window into two worlds. Everyday thousands of students march up the…