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Get ready: the boogeyman is coming to town

By Uma Mazar, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

In 1973, master of horror Steven King introduced to the world the "The Boogeyman." The story is considered a classic in their horror world and has been adapted and portrayed on the big screen multiple...

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Is religion a shield for politicians?

By Uma Mazar, Staff Editor May 16, 2023

Many U.S. states have passed and continue introducing anti-LGBTIQ bills nationwide in the past months, from preventing drag queens from performing in front of children to banning medical treatment for...

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Puerto Rico should reject statehood. Here is why

By Betsaida Rosario and January 6, 2023

Since 1898, Puerto Rico has been under the thumb of a giant Goliath – the U.S. – that doesn’t respect our constitution or protect the rights of its people. The obligation of a superpower to its territories...

UC Berkeley student Jack Gil (left) holds up an LGBTQ+ flag in front of UC Berkeleys Wheeler Hall.

The U.S. needs more LGBTQ+ education

By Uma Mazar, Staff Editor December 7, 2022

The U.S. is considered by many standards an LGBTQ+-friendly country, but it is also ranked third worldwide for the murder of trans people, according to the Trans Murder Monitoring Project. Just a few weeks...

Capping Insulin Costs: Band-Aiding a Much Bigger Issue

Capping Insulin Costs: Band-Aiding a Much Bigger Issue

By Alyssa Earnest, Staff Editor November 28, 2022

The U.S. Senate has passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which allows Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies about insulin prices. Starting in 2023, insulin will be capped at $35 per month....

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Column: A Message of Hope After a Crisis

By Jo Bruno, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

My Cup of Jo brand, established 2008, is a bitter-sweet blend of trauma-informed writing and self-care. It’s wrapped up in back-to-back crises and riddled in abuse.  It’s a shadowy, chaotic whirlwind...

Women for Justice in Latin America, a  collective formed by UC Berkeley students and community leaders, protest against femicide at UC Berkeley in Upper Sproul Plaza in solidarity with #UnDiaSinNosotras on March 9.

The ‘Shadow Pandemic’: Violence against women and girls during COVID-19

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2020

While the world works overdrive to fight against the current pandemic, the fight against women's violence is losing momentum as the number of battered women increases. UN Women – the United Nations...

Opinion: Advocate staff member sickened by Trump’s racist and sexist actions

Opinion: Advocate staff member sickened by Trump’s racist and sexist actions

By Emma Hall, Advocate Staff November 3, 2020

Donald Trump is the current president of the United States running for reelection. Representing the Republican party, Trump wants to terminate the Affordable Care Act, seeks to overturn Roe v. Wade, and...

PlayStation 5 versus Xbox: Which next gen console is better?

PlayStation 5 versus Xbox: Which next gen console is better?

By Christian Medina, Advocate Staff October 11, 2020

It has been almost seven years since the release of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. With the next generation of gaming consoles right around the corner, it will be interesting to see what Microsoft...

First presidential debate involves name-calling and lack of respect

First presidential debate involves name-calling and lack of respect

By Evalyn Soungpanya, Advocate Staff October 10, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden met in a heated presidential debate amid the COVID-19 pandemic and discussed issues facing the United States such as healthcare and...

Music Education Amidst a Pandemic

Music Education Amidst a Pandemic

By Abigail Manila, Advocate Staff October 8, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a variety of drastic changes to how we proceed with our daily lives. One of the most prevalent areas it has affected is the education system, and more specifically,...

Schools provide student aid as pandemic hits the poor

Schools provide student aid as pandemic hits the poor

By Kaitlan Nguyen, Advocate Staff September 29, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, many students across the globe have had to either transition to remote learning or get left behind. Families that are financially challenged have had a greater...

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