Review Category : Opinion

The Sterling Compass

California assemblyman Tom Ammiano recently introduced a bill that would legalize the open sale of marijuana to those 21 years or older. Although the bill will likely fail in the state legislature, the sheer fact it is being considered is a sign California lawmakers are headed in the right direction. California needs to legalize marijuana, and I'll tell you why.

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Otherwise, they’ll kill you

They tell you that when you start dating, you'd meet all sorts of guys. Guys that'll make us laugh, make us cringe, make us hope we could feel like this forever or make us wish we were dead. Worse yet, we'll also meet guys that make us wish they were dead.

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Editorial: Aggie Opinions

In an emotional farewell speech last week, former ASUCD senator Rebecca Schwartz chided The Aggie for the criticism it has leveled at ASUCD.

Schwartz called on Aggie employees to find a more "constructive" way to contribute to ASUCD without complaining. She said Aggie employees should speak up at meetings and get involved to make it clear what changes they actually want to see.

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The Cap and Gown list

Cheers had the bar, Friends had Central Perk and Gilmore Girls had Luke's Diner. So, what iconic meeting place does Davis have? The farmers market. Twice a week, rain or shine, vendors and residents gather in Central Park to share in a little small town flair.

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Hail to the Chief

The Oregon Daily Emerald has resumed printing today.

Huzzah!

What, you didn't know that they'd stopped printing? Nobody told you? You don't know what the ODE is?

Well that's not really unexpected.

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What goes around?

 

Super Senior,

 

Are you getting pressure from your parents to graduate? Are they disappointed that you haven't finished college yet? What would you say your biggest reason for staying a fifth year would be? If you had the opportunity to stay a sixth year, would you?

Future Super Senior

 

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Goes here

Let no one claim that economists are boringfor after attending the Stimulus SmackDown here at UC Davis on Wednesday night, I can certifiably say that while economics may make Rachael Ray look interesting by comparison, economists make Rachael Ray look,well, like Rachael Ray.

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Surveillance Culture

Dancing off the jeebies of a recent police scare at a Sound Tribe Sector 9 show, I stumbled upon what could be one of the greater truths of our era. Modern American culture places a premium on being watched. To be seen or heard about through an artifice of media - be it Newsweek, Facebook, YouTube or a karaoke bar - is a desirable thing. Through repeated mass exposure, one stands to increase social stature. To live a more public, that is, less private, life is to be a person of covetable significance. The more strangers know of you, the better.

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Cold, calculated morality

Throughout my college career, I have been bombarded by activist groups begging for my support. Most of the time, it's a perky girl holding a clipboard who runs up to me and explains how the horrors of the world need my minimal contribution.

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The American schizophrenia

A quiet endemic has been spreading around for a while now. It is stealthy yet lasting. It affects every facet of our lives, impacting the way we behave, act, expect and communicate.

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When I Was Your Age, Part I

There's nothing like a visit to the dorms to bring back all those memories of yesteryear. I still remember - it was 2006, and we freshmen thought we were cooler than waterbeds. We were free, dammit, free! So it's no surprise what kind of shit went down.

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Variations on a Theme

Not to sound super emo or anything, but I feel as if I'm in a particularly sensitive junction in my life.

With barely two weeks away from my very last quarter at this lovely university and a job market more depressing (but significantly less entertaining) than the latest entry on fmylife.com, I'm especially prone to bouts of nostalgia and a longing for the innocent days of yesteryear and so on and so forth.

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Puff, puff … progress?

There is a unique protest that has emerged from Michael Phelps' infamous bong-rip photo. Due to a photograph in British tabloids of Phelps smoking weed, the 23-year-old, 14-time Olympic gold medalist has received a lot of bad press and even lost an endorsement from Kellogg's.

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SoCal vs. NorCal

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. Before I came to Davis I had never lived anywhere else, so moving to this small town was a bit of a shock.

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