Author Archives: Matt M. Joye

SISI’S EGYPT: REPRESSION AT A CROSSROADS

Originally published in the UCSD Prospect Journal on November 7, 2014: By Matt M. Joye Senior Editor In Egypt, it remains a very good thing to be a general. Even the protestors who occupied Tahrir Square and brought down the former general-turned-dictator Hosni Mubarak courted the support of the army. Now, after just over a […]

AMERICA’S MYOPIC VIEW OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: FENCES AND DEPORTATION FAIL TO ADDRESS ROOT CAUSES

Originally published in the UCSD Prospect Journal on February 22, 2014: By Matt Joye Staff Writer 2014 marks the twenty-year anniversary of the passage of the North American Free-Trade Agreement, which broke down barriers to trade between Mexico and the US. Currently, negotiations are underway over a new agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would create […]

CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT: THE COSTS OF WAITING FOR RAIN

Originally published in the UCSD Prospect Journal on January 29, 2014: By Matt Joye Staff Writer A quick litmus test for where you are in the world depends on how you answer the question, “How much do I think about water?” If you live in the developed world, chances are the answer is, “Not too […]

THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE ARCTIC

Originally published in the UCSD Prospect Journal on October 25, 2013: By Matt Joye Staff Writer The Arctic Ocean has been largely preserved from human impact for the majority of human history. Even after much of the rest of the world had been explored and exploited for resources, the Arctic was protected from the demands […]

NEW HELP FOR STUDENT ‘DREAMERS’: ALIANZA WILL FIGHT FOR THOSE AT CITY COLLEGE WITH UNDOCUMENTED STATUS

Matt M. Joye | Guest Writer | mattmjoye@gmail.com | April 10 Members of City College’s Alianza Organization plan a fundraising, dinner honoring retiring Dean of Counseling and Student Success David Rasul. | Matt M. Joye  Community colleges like City College provide educational opportunities for students to fulfill their hopes and aspirations. There are, however, Dreamers among […]

SOMETHING TO PROVE: UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT SEES SCHOOL AS A WAY TO EXHIBIT POTENTIAL

    Photo Illustration by Vivian Liu and Evan E. Duran – vivian.su.liu@gmail.com and evanduran@gmail.com Matt M. Joye | Guest Writer | mattmjoye@gmail.com Oct. 24 “I do not expect to be perfect, but I do expect to be of the best…[be] one of the best students, [be] one of the best citizen-models,” says an undocumented […]

DEFERRED ACTION: WITHOUT DREAM, IMMIGRATION STATUS MOVES FORWARD

Evan E. Duran || evaneduran@gmail.com Matt M. Joye | Guest Writer | mattmjoye@gmail.com Oct. 24 It is nearing the three-month mark since U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on Aug. 15. Yet a lower than expected number of applications have been received thus far, due in […]