In Our Nature: The Sweet, Wild Call
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In Our Nature: The Sweet, Wild Call

As the humble ambassador of the great outdoors, in this column I am compelled to break from my usual style to call attention to two significant occasions coming…

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Guest Letter: Minimum Wage Rally
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Guest Letter: Minimum Wage Rally

Dear UC Davis Faculty, We are writing to ask that you provide your students with an opportunity for extra credit if they attend and write about their observations…

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Coming of Age in the Digital Revolution: Adventures in a Cyberplayground
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Coming of Age in the Digital Revolution: Adventures in a Cyberplayground

I recently had an experience that left me with a new perspective on how to relate to other people. I’d traveled to San Francisco on a whim, taking…

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Self-care Warfare: It’s Everywhere – Unlearning Racism
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Self-care Warfare: It’s Everywhere – Unlearning Racism

Now that I’ve hopefully built up enough of a background for you and I to be on the same page, I think I can start to discuss some…

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Myths and Misconceptions about Health: Protein Mania
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Myths and Misconceptions about Health: Protein Mania

Where do you get your protein? No, where do you get your fiber? As a vegan, I often receive the question “Where do you get your protein?” In…

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Rape? Yes, I do want to talk about it: Alcohol — why its familiarity makes it that much more dangerous
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Rape? Yes, I do want to talk about it: Alcohol — why its familiarity makes it that much more dangerous

Fact: Every 21 hours there is another rape on an American college campus. Fact: College women are most vulnerable to rape during the first few weeks of the…

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In Our Nature: The Cosumnes’ Endless Flow
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In Our Nature: The Cosumnes’ Endless Flow

If there’s one thing that’s safe to say about college, it’s that when you go there, life changes. Everything starts to get more complicated. Some people thrive on…

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Self-care Warfare: Privilege, Check It
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Self-care Warfare: Privilege, Check It

Privilege. If you’ve taken an -insert category here- Studies, or sociology class, you’re bound to have come across this term before. You’ve also probably been told that you…

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Digital Ghosts: What happens to your digital history when you die?
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Digital Ghosts: What happens to your digital history when you die?

If Facebook is forever, what happens after we die? This question has haunted my over-caffeinated brain since I was in elementary school. We were driving back from L.A.…

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Small changes for sustainable lifestyles
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Small changes for sustainable lifestyles

On April 1, the UC Davis Farmers Market relocated from the Silo to the North Quad and will be open every Wednesday during the Spring Quarter from 11:30…

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NCAA must move March Madness
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NCAA must move March Madness

This weekend, tens of millions of viewers will tune in to watch the Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind. The state has turned…

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Myths and Misconceptions about Health: Fecal Transplant – That Stuff In The Toilet Can Be Medicine?
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Myths and Misconceptions about Health: Fecal Transplant – That Stuff In The Toilet Can Be Medicine?

The focus of this column will be on ideas or beliefs about health that people generally follow and/or teach to others. My aim is to debunk these myths,…

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Rape? Yes, I do want to talk about it: Why sexual assault prevention is ridiculous
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Rape? Yes, I do want to talk about it: Why sexual assault prevention is ridiculous

Before you came to college, your parents probably sat you down, poured you a cup of tea and warned you of all the dangers that accompany your soon-to-come…

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In Our Nature: The Flowers and the Field
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In Our Nature: The Flowers and the Field

We humans are artists by nature.  Our perception of the world is arranged artfully by our minds; we are attracted to color, novelty, originality, and creativity.  Perhaps that…

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Coming of Age in the Techno-Revolution:
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Coming of Age in the Techno-Revolution:

Questioning the Physical “Real”   You know that feeling when you get out of a really good lecture and you have a total brain boner? I can relate.…

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