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Social media once had promise. Technology is supposed to open doors, to level the playing field. Yet, its potential has been nabbed up from our average hands, and funneled through the sticky web of corporations and governments. Once again, you can pick your favorite color. You can pledge your allegiance to Apple or Google. Or…

Why you should take psychedelics with your political opponents…(maybe)

Like many stoners, when preparing for my psychedelic experiences I’ve always tried to surround myself with pleasurable and positive sensory items. I always assumed that the way to avoid a “bad trip” was to only trip with familiar people and to avoid potentially triggering content, however after a very eventful LSD experience, my perspective has…

The Guaranteed Crisis of UO’s Board of Trustees

One year ago, a member of the UO’s Board of Trustees assaulted a student who was protesting an in-person board meeting one week into the pandemic closing campus. Students were dressed in biohazard gear in front of the main entrance to the Ford Alumni center and were hoping the weight of the crisis would change…

2020.9.24

It must be understood that though we are one country, our experience is anything but unified. We sit in cities and complain about the injustice while we hide behind our screens and seclude to our urban hideouts, seeking out those that feel the same.  You must drive out to the desert and the plains, to…

What can be done?

COVID-19 has accelerated capital’s self-destructive tendencies. Its delicate arrangements have come crashing down as it turns to auto-cannibalization. Yet now is not the time for idle distractions or premature celebration:  rather, now is the time for thinking. We have to thank the virus for combining the myriad of disparate crises into a single, raging torrent,…

By Timothy Schatz May 15, 2020
We Dropped Out of School to Spend the Winter in Iowa. Here’s Why.

Tyee taught me to walk on the ice like a penguin, with my weight pushed to the front of my feet. This helped, but not much. I still slipped and fell at least a half dozen times, my bruises more colorful than the monotonous light gray of the ice, snow, and sky outside. Des Moines…

Bernie Isn’t Our Savior, We Are

This is a historic moment for the left-wing movement in the United States. Bernie Sanders is on the edge of winning the Democratic Party’s nomination. The genuinely leftist power behind the realistic possibility of a socialist elected president is undeniable. However, we must not lose sight of what our true end goal is. But electing…

Drop the Mike

UO President Michael Schill has started a blog series called “Open Mike” which ironically appears to have the comments disabled. In this non-open discussion forum, President Schill addresses budgetary issues in the typical manner of someone saying nothing for a long time and expecting not to be interrupted. Before the end of the second paragraph…

Chelsea Manning Still Jailed Over Contempt in Grand Jury on Julian Assange

Recently, I wrote a research paper on the mainstream media’s opinion of Chelsea Manning and its influence around LGBT individuals within the U.S. military. My findings were that it will never matter what major news corporations think of Manning. She is a unicorn among those who have, or still, serve their country. The Williams Institute…