Author Archives: The California Review

The European Union in Foreign Politics

by Claire Hsieh Original Post Here Headlines of international news outlets have one word in common: Ukraine. The Ukraine Crisis has been causing an international uproar. The United States and Russia have held conferences regarding Crimea’s referendum to leave Ukraine and the presence of  Russian military in the region. However, there is one political world […]

UCSD “Colony” Ban: Bad Philosophy with Probably Good Results

by Josh Marxen Original post here.   When the word “ban” appeared in the headlines of the UCSD Guardian my jaw dropped. According to the headline, AS had passed a ban on the use of the word “colony” at UCSD. The idea that students could want to issue any kind of word ban at a […]

The Impact of a Two Party System on American Politics

by Claire Hsieh Original post here. A stereotype that American citizens have associated with the United States Congress is its inability to productively pass any legislation and its inability to work with the United States President to come to any agreements. In his Farewell Address, George Washington famously spoke against political parties and its dangers, […]

California Review Consumer Survey

The California Review wants to know what you want to know and how you want to know it. Please take a moment to answer these quick questions about what you look for in a news publication. Writers at the California Review are very proud of the quality time they spend researching the topics that they […]


Carl DeMaio is Ready to Shake Up Congress

Carl DeMaio was born in 1974 in Orange County, California and educated at Georgetown University. After graduating from Georgetown, Mr. DeMaio founded the Performance Institute, a consulting company which helped government agencies cut costs and streamline their performance; he also founded the American Strategic Management Institute which performed similar consulting for private businesses. Mr. DeMaio […]

New Speech Code Template Threatens Free Speech

A new definition of sexual harassment proposed by the Department of Education and the Department of Justice could drastically change acceptable speech at schools across the nation. This change comes after the University of Montana was investigated for its handling of sexual abuse charges against several members of its football team, and it was found […]

Another New Conduct Code: Recap of Summer Developments

by Josh Marxen Shortly before the end of the previous academic year, a proposal to change the Student Conduct Code yet again was submitted to the UCSD community for review and criticism. A finalized draft of the changes was approved by Chancellor Khosla on July 2nd, and will be put into effect on September 15th. […]

While Real Issues Wait, A.S. Bogged in Drama

UPDATE: 11:30pm, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013; Kareem Aref has further clarified the circumstances surrounding the events at UCSA’s summer congress. UPDATE: 5:30pm, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013; Vanessa Garcia has submitted an official statement to the California Review regarding this incident. This statement was originally given to the A.S. Council. UPDATE: 4:00pm, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013; […]


Point-Counterpoint: The California Review Debates the Graffiti Hall Shutdown

Point: Is Graffiti Hall Vandalism or Free Expression? by Alexander Kreedman, Alumni Contributor Photo: Alexander Kreedman The University of California, San Diego administration has reached new lows just days before the start of the 2013-2014 academic year.  Its latest fumble arises from the enforcement of its graffiti policy in a hallway at the Mandeville Auditorium […]

Ban First, Ask Questions Later: UCSD on Electronic Cigarettes

by Chase Donnally While student opinion on the upcoming smoking ban at UCSD remains somewhat divided, more and more students seem to be questioning the UC system’s decision to ban electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) alongside tobacco products. E-cigarettes contain no tobacco, produce vapor instead of smoke, and do not have a “secondhand-smoke” effect. Considering all this, […]


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