This Massacre Was a Hate Crime – UCSB, Isla Vista, Feminism and One Alumnus’s Thoughts

An abandoned shoe in Isla Vista in 2008 Friday night there was a stabbing and shooting in my alma mater, UC Santa Barbara. I heard the news via facebook mere minutes after a young man drove through the center of Isla Vista in a black BMW shooting. For those unfamiliar with the community, UC Santa … Continue reading

This is what Marriage Equality Looks Like

SF Pride Manning Controversy Continues After Community Forum

If you believe SF Pride, the community forum on May 31st was the final discussion regarding the Bradley Manning controversy and now that they’ve released a statement we can move on. Releasing a statement that said, “Over the past several weeks, SF Pride has sought to respectfully listen to and consider the various opinions and … Continue reading

Meme Alert: Obama is Reading Your Email and the NSA knows you’re a dog

While the NSA’s scandal continues to dominate the news and with the leaker, Edward Snowden now publicly open with the reasons for leaking the documents, there’s also humor in some of the reactions. Meme culture has some pretty humorous responses to the news. There’s a whole tumblr dedicated to the idea of Obama is checking … Continue reading

Oximity Teaser

If you want to know what I’m working on these days… here’s a little teaser from Oximity!

You Don’t Have Digital Privacy Thanks To PRISM

If you reconsidered using Verizon after discovering that the NSA was collecting your phone records, you should probably turn your computer off now. In another stunning publication the Guardian reported today about a program called PRISM which has been monitoring 9 large tech companies and thus most likely your email. This program allows the NSA … Continue reading

You Should Skip School If You Don’t Want to Know About Harvey Milk

If you are a student in California, your teachers might use today to teach you a lesson some parents might not be comfortable with: Some people are gay. One of those gay people, named Harvey Milk, once spoke up about his homosexuality, and still managed to get elected to public office. Eventually he was shot … Continue reading

Divisiveness of SF Pride’s Manning Decision is Nothing New for the LGBT Community

The LGBT rights movement is by no means a monolithic group, and the range of opinions was contextualized Wednesday night when famous activists Dan Nicoletta and Anne Kronenberg took the stage for an event discussing the impact of Harvey Milk at the Castro Theater hosted by Facing History and Ourselves. During the Q&A the recent … Continue reading

Immigration Reform 2013: Mark Zuckerberg’s Lobbying Group Has Already Lost Key Donors

Mark Zuckerburg’s forays into political action aren’t proving to be successful. After launching on Aprill 11, Zuckerberg’s lobbying group FWD.us has managed to quickly anger allies and lose support from key donors. As the organization defines itself, “FWD.us is an organization started by key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the … Continue reading

Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Why She Got a Mastectomy

Actress, director, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie is no stranger to the public eye. But in a New York Times op-ed published on Tuesday, she brought the media’s attention to an issue Hollywood doesn’t normally talk about: breast cancer. After Jolie discovered she had a defective BRCA1 gene which sharply increased the likelihood of getting breast … Continue reading