International Women’s Day


March 8th is International Women’s Day, a date the United Nations has been observing since 1975. The fight for women’s rights, however, far outreaches this historic recognition and continues today. With a history tied to revolutionary movements of the early 1900’s, and a widely recognized women’s month, we are taking the time to celebrate the […]

Print Cards: The Hidden Cost

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Print Cards. Not as innocent as they seem. Photo Credit: Jewell Soriano   Today is March 10, 2014. Putin has sent troops into the Ukraine because they’re talking about dividing the country; the most sought after Mexican cartel “El Chapo” has been captured; the Winter Hunger Game — I mean Olympics are closing; the psychotic […]

Being A Berkeley City College Student


In a town dominated by UC Berkeley students and spirit the existence of Berkeley City College can easily go unnoticed. Whenever I’ve told people I live in Berkeley or that I’m a student their next question is, “Oh, do you go to Cal?” And I have to explain that I am actually a student at […]

Unity-GSA’s Custom Made Queer


Above photo of J Mase III during the performance. Photo credit: Richard Lee “If you ever feel a need to reach into your throat and call me a fag again, you must start to say it with some damn respect.” So was J Mase III’s ending line to “Faggot,” an amusing poem precisely because there […]

Reclaiming Words


Words change meaning overtime because the relationship between images and sounds are arbitrary. Here is an illustration of Saussure’s chart on the signifier/signified.  In case you haven’t read or watched The Vagina Monologues, I’ll give you a quick spoiler– at some point, you reclaim “cunt”. “Reclaiming Cunt” is a monologue that apparently has the ability […]

A Wake Up Call for The ASBCC

The fall semester was a fresh start for the mostly new members of our student government. The new recruits were eager and hopeful to make positive change on campus, but received criticism from some students and faculty members for their performance. However, the associated students haven’t been unaware of their position, and have already begun […]

Guardian P.L.U.R Angels

Photo Credit: Anna Nelson While some were going to wild parties and downing drinks this past New Year’s Eve, several young friends sacrificed their champagne and midnight kisses to help make people’s night a little safer. Peace, Love, Unity and Respect (PLUR) is the code of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene, and the guidelines […]