Mailbag: May 27

Column: HB 2120, the next step in ending education as we know it

HB 2120 proposes a ban on ethnic studies at the university level. Yes, this bill attempts to ban a specific area of study at universities, a place where students pay tuition to study whatever the hell they want. Now, I am aware that the state funds public universities, but what does outright banning certain elements of our education say about us as a state, and as students?  Read more

Letter to the Editor: GPSC makes progress towards its goals

Welcome back to school! As you may remember, right after I was sworn in as the President of the Graduate and Professional Student Council—GPSC—on September 27 2016, I wrote a letter sharing GPSC goals and our commitment to advocating on your behalf. I promised to provide updates on our progress. Although some of the goals I shared are still works in progress, we have had some successes in the last three months and I am excited to share some of those with you.  Read more

Column: HB 2120, the next step in ending education as we know it

HB 2120 proposes a ban on ethnic studies at the university level. Yes, this bill attempts to ban a specific area of study at universities, a place where students pay tuition to study whatever the hell they want. Now, I am aware that the state funds public universities, but what does outright banning certain elements of our education say about us as a state, and as students?  Read more

Diary of a mad brown student: Racism in Disney World

This past winter break I went to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Being a huge Disney fan since my conception, I had always hoped and dreamed of visiting the park, but Disneyland's closer proximity to my home always made it the most realistic vacation option. The grandness of the Disney park surprised and exceeded my already high expectations.  Read more

Column: A Flake-oclypse now

Back in September, I wrote about the relative bravery of Sen. Jeff Flake’s defiance of Donald Trump; at the time it seemed like a smart move. The now president-elect seemed like he was going to lose, and everybody loves a moral stand. Read more