International Women’s Day

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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 […]

Illegitemate Heir To The Throne of C.O.A

Mr. McMahon offered sharp critisism to Peralta and Dr. Gravenberg. Photo from Peralta Board of Trustees meeting February 25 2014.

Photo above: Mr. McMahon offered sharp critisism to Peralta and Dr. Gravenberg. Photo from Peralta Board of Trustees meeting February 25 2014. Controversy and discontent arose when it was discovered that the Interim President of the College of Alameda, Dr. Eric V. Gravenberg, possibly owns an illegitimate PhD. Back in 2010 Dr. Gravenberg was listed in […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]