Robert Reich: Inequality for All

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  The economy of the United States is founded on the concepts of capitalism, a system that  recognizes that inequality is an inherent trait of economic growth. Although capitalism, in its purest form, can be of great social utility and create class mobility, Robert Reich’s documentary and subsequent book Inequality for All and Aftershock: the Next Economy and America’s Future …

Take a Break From Studying and Enjoy the Outdoors

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Joshua Anderson Staff Writer janderson24@ucmerced.edu The Outdoor Experience Program (OEP), located in the new gym, is a resource on campus that allows students to take a break from books and explore the wilderness of California and attend exciting attractions not found in Merced. “OEP aims to get people outside and soak in the beauty of their surroundings, whether it be …

Possible Tuition Increase Ahead, UC Regents to Vote Yes or No

Sarina deSousa Business Manager sdesousa2@ucmerced.edu In November the Regents of the University of California will vote to decide whether or not a tuition increase is in the not-too-distant future.  A large opposition, especially from students, is an obvious and highly anticipated response. As the executive board of the University of California, The Regents consist of 26 officials who organize and …

250 Students Attend 2014 Leadership Conference

Allie Teaze News Editor ateaze@ucmerced.edu         The 2014 Leadership Conference brought in 250 students, an increase from previous years, and keynote speaker Cara Hale Alter. This year’s conference focused on acquiring credibility as a leader. Backed with 20 years of job experience in projecting confidence and competence, Alter was a dynamic speaker. Alter’s keynote presentation explained the importance of not …

Student Review: iPhone 6 Plus

Allie Teaze News Editor ateaze@ucmerced.edu Donald Quach, Information Technology (IT) Student Tech Associate, owns the new iPhone 6 Plus. A golden apple of his eye, it is the 64 gigabyte (GB) option in gold color. Quach’s overall impression? “I like it. It works,” he says with confidence. “I wanted to just get the newest one. I’m on the solid number …

Mama C Performs Moving Jazz Freestyle

Salvatore Angrisani Staff Writer sangrisani@ucmerced.edu Mama C O’Neal journeyed from Tanzania, South Africa to be with us at UC Merced, happily noting, “that’s how you know I love you all!” Mama C, a recognized poet and jazz soul musician, traveled with her musicians: Tarika Lewis, Avotcja and Val Serran. These jazz soul performers came from backgrounds as close to us …

Showing Love to the Community of Merced

Kimberly Ferguson Staff Writer kferguson2@ucmerced.edu Mercedians, locals and students both old and new to the community, came out on September 13th to express their love for the city with a little bit of hard work. The event, Love Merced, had people picking up litter, pulling weeds, painting, and other things that needed to done around the community. More than 1,000 …

Fighting Against Homelessness in Merced

Maricela Rocha Staff Writer mrocha4@ucmerced.edu On September 26, as part of Merced County’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, the Hoffmeister Center of Central Presbyterian Church hosted the 2014 Merced Homeless Connect event, a one day event aimed to provide a wide range of free services to people who are homeless. Services like free haircuts, showers, financial aid information, social …

Bystander

I saw a woman with three little kids, she was across the store, holding a cardboard poster. She was hungry and needed help. I saw a man, with only one leg. He was a veteran who served in the war. He was disabled and needed help. I saw a woman who was crossing the street. No car was stopping for …