Fall 2018 - Culture Shift

Culture Shift



Their Shot

Women are still woefully underrepresented in high office, but that could change.
By Wendy Miller
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Politically Homeless

Q&A with Berkeley grad and columnist for The Washington Post, Max Boot.
By Pat Joseph
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The Digital Panopticon

In our camera-saturated, socially connected world, everyone is watching everyone.
By Glen Martin
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150 Years of Social Movements at Cal

A look at the university’s involvement in historic cultural crusades, from LGBTQ rights to the anti-war movement.
By Editorial Staff
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Lab + Field


Something New Under the Sun

Step right up and read! These new chemical structures can make water from desert air—and achieve myriad other marvelous feats.
By Krissy Eliot
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Child’s Play: Are Apps Collecting Your Children’s Data?

A recent Berkeley study reveals that a majority of Android children’s apps from the Google Play store may be illegally mining information of minors.
By Sam Goldman
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Flight into Night

Humanity’s ubiquitous presence across the planet is driving mammals into the darkness, says Berkeley expert.
By Ericka Shin
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Five Questions for Ellen Moore

In her studies of two California college campuses, Ellen Moore discovered that it’s military training—not poor academic preparation or PTSD—that causes veterans to give up on academic life.
By Editorial Staff
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Arts + Letters


Failure, an Excerpt

In his new memoir, the acclaimed author of Carter Beats the Devil recalls an eventful first semester at Cal.
By Glen David Gold
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The Body Remembers

Q&A with poet Javier Zamora on the lasting trauma of immigration.
By Leah Worthington
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Sather Gate


Stranger in a Strange Land

Gary May, Cal alumnus and UC Davis’s first African-American chancellor, knows what it’s like to be an outsider.
By Glen Martin
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Chancellor’s Letter

Listening to Women’s Voices
By Carol T. Christ
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Out of the Gate


Trick or Tracksuit

An expat’s Halloween faux pas.
By Libby Rainey ’16
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Share Your Own Insight

Have a perspective on the topic that we somehow failed to include? Share it with us now.
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Editor’s Note

“It wasn’t obvious or inevitable that we’d kick our collective smoking habit. Or that Communism would come tumbling down, that marriage equality would happen, or that we’d elect a black president.”
By Pat Joseph
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