California Magazine Archive
Where Do We Stand on Title IX?By Margie Cullen
Donna Seid ’76 never thought she’d play a sport in college.
Editor’s Note from the Fall Issue of California MagazineBy Laura Smith
I don’t know about you, but I’m growing weary of living in unprecedented times. Here I’m talking about our most recent national schism: the fall of Roe.
40 Years Later, Officials Reflect on the Most Outrageous Football FinishBy James Rainey
The pounding on the door sent a shudder through the tiny locker room.
What Does the Post-Roe Future Look Like?By Laura Smith
On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, reversing 49 years of constitutional protection for abortion.
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A Tour Through the Past 125 Years of California MagazineBy Pat Joseph
In the May 1942 edition of California Monthly, under the heading “Reader Comment,” ran a note from one Frank Pryor Jr. ’39, second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, asking for a change of address.
What If We “Supercharged” Plants to Stop Climate Change?By Margie Cullen
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has cited carbon dioxide removal as essential to limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, the Paris Agreement’s climate target.
Tackling the Teen Sleep CrisisBy Laura Smith
Five questions with Lisa L. Lewis '89, Author of The Sleep-Deprived Teen
Think your ideas are your own? Think again.By Meher Bhatia
While most of us like to think we come by our beliefs independently, new research out of Berkeley suggests otherwise.
Indigenous Californians Long Prevented Forest Fires with Controlled Burning. Now We’re Learning from Them.By Maia Nehme
Only we can prevent forest fires. That’s what Smokey Bear always said, his trusty shovel ready to snuff out burning embers. New Berkeley research suggests that, counterintuitively, setting small, purposeful fires can actually minimize the risk of major wildfires.
Berkeley Astronomers Detect the First Known Free-Floating Black HoleBy Meher Bhatia
Berkeley astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope, have detected what may be the very first “free-floating” black hole ever recorded, about 2,200 to 6,200 light-years from Earth. Dubbed “stellar ghosts,” these black holes are invisible, left behind after a massive star—at least 10 times the mass of the sun—dies and collapses in on itself.
These Salamanders Skydive Sixty Feet and Live to Tell the TaleBy Krissy Waite
You’ve heard of flying squirrels, but what about flying salamanders?