Friday, January 24

Op-ed: Newly passed senate bill is a step in the right direction for student-voter turnout

As the largest generation alive in this country, young people have the potential to greatly influence politics. They also have the lowest voter turnout of any age group. Read more...

Photo: Senate Bill 72, a California bill that allows eligible voters to register on Election Day, was passed in October. This will help UCLA students get closer to 100% voter participation and increase student turnout in future elections, energizing a future generation of young voters. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Solutions for LA’s homelessness crisis can’t neglect environmental protections

California has been given the short end of the stick, facing a homelessness issue on top of a global climate change crisis – but a proposed bill will solve neither. Read more...

Photo: Rectifying rising homelessness rates is a sincere priority among the Los Angeles City Council, but it should not come at the cost of bypassing established environmental regulations and standards. LA City Council owes it to the people to find a reasonable solution. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Op-ed: UC system would benefit from more student representation on Board of Regents

A new decade has begun – and with it comes many relevant changes in the University of California administration systemwide. A new UC president is about to be hired, and with today’s political atmosphere threatening minorities nationwide, it is time to finally advocate for an increase in student representation on the UC Board of Regents. Read more...

Photo: The University of California Board of Regents has been operating well with the student regent and student regent-designate positions but could use more student representation within the board to include more diverse voices. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)