Opinion

Poem: Painting the Earth

Poem: Painting the Earth

Painting the Earth First, there was nothing and then God said let there be light.                         or molecules came together                             to form stars above. So there was light on the earth, and there was also something unsaid only looked at in...

Opinion: Dear vegans, not everybody can eat just like you

Opinion: Dear vegans, not everybody can eat just like you

For those that have fallen victim to a quintessential generation Z stereotype, diet often seems to be associated with social identity. A person does not simply follow a vegan diet, but rather, is vegan — a mere decision to refrain from eating certain foods quickly...

Opinion: Eco-Apartheid in Orange County — why it matters

Opinion: Eco-Apartheid in Orange County — why it matters

On March 15, students across the world organized for our climate in an unprecedented act of frustration with climate inaction and the corrupting influence of fossil fuel corporations on our government. Orange County had its own climate strike in Santa Ana, which I...

Opinion: Dear vegans, not everybody can eat just like you

What we owe to the world

There were representatives of one hundred and ninety-six parties in France when the Paris Climate Accord was ratified, with one hundred and seventy-four of the UNFCCC members becoming party to it. There is a universal agreement that climate change is a threat to the...

American standard of living harms the environment

American standard of living harms the environment

It’s quite simple: more money, more problems. That sentiment is especially true when it comes to sustainability and conservation. According to the Huffington Post article, “Redefining environmentalism: The paradox of wealthy environmentalists,” American families that...

A conversation with a 17-year-old Amateur Climatologist

A conversation with a 17-year-old Amateur Climatologist

Edgar McGregor is more than just a 17-year-old in the world, he offers hope to all of us as a self-proclaimed amateur climatologist. Unlike other environmentalists, he was first interested in exactly how climate change affected the world meteorologically but the magic...

Profile in STEM: UCLA Undergraduate Researcher Maria Gasca

Profile in STEM: UCLA Undergraduate Researcher Maria Gasca

Maria Gasca, a Xicana Conservation Ecologist from UCLA's Class of 2019, decolonizes environmentalism and STEM at any chance she gets. In a field where women compromise less than 24 percent of the workforce, Gasca offers a fresh new perspective that promises to...