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Day of the Dead Sugar skulls for sale on the side of the street in the Mission District, San Francisco. (COURTESY OF YESICA VIA FLICKR)

Sugar Skulls are Not Halloween Costumes

October 28, 2015

When the leaves turn from green to orange and red, I can only anticipate one thing: Halloween. And while we can be whoever we want to be on that day, there are individuals that use it as an opportunity...

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Point: Petition for Sex and Gender Equality for All

November 6, 2014

Due to their message and methods, the Sex and Gender Equality and Safety Coalition (S.A.G.E.S.) has quickly become a hot topic on campus. This group of students has brought it upon themselves to...

The 1892 Christopher Columbus Monument was erected to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the Americas. (Rex Sakama/The Observer)

Point: The Start of a New Tradition

October 8, 2014

Most of us grew up knowing and revering Christopher Columbus for his discovery of America, resulting in the creation of the society we live in today. So it only seemed appropriate for this “hero”...

Does Watching a Woody Allen Film Make Us Rapist Sympathizers?

Does Watching a Woody Allen Film Make Us Rapist Sympathizers?

February 17, 2014

Twenty years after she accused Woody Allen of sexual assault, Dylan Farrow has spoken up about her adoptive father and has shared her experiences through a letter published in the New York Times. She begins...

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Samsung Is Childish For Writing Fake Customer Reviews

November 20, 2013

On Oct. 24, Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission announced that Samsung had been fined for manipulating customer reviews on the Internet. The company had hired students to post reviews that both promoted...