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Carley

Age: 22

School: University of California, San Diego

Major: Critical Gender Studies/ Political Science

Hometown: Fontana, CA

Favorite writer: I'm definitely the kind of person who loves the last
book and author I read the most. But two people who constantly challenge
my world view and whose writing is completely envious are Barbara
Ehrenreich and Audre Lorde. Their writing is uncomplicated but always
beautiful.

Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: Betty Draper and her washing
machine from Mad Men Season 1. Even 1950's housewives were doing it for
themselves.

Hidden Talent: Being able to fit my entire life in my purse

Posts By: Carley Towne

Fight for $15 Comes to UC…Sort Of

I got a what I thought was a welcome surprise during summer vacation leading into my last year at UC San Diego when Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, announced that the UC system would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2017 for all of its workers and contract workers. The initial boost to $13 starting Fall Quarter would’ve given me a $2 an hour raise at my on campus jobs, exciting news for a debt-saddled coffee-dependent college student. Yet, for all of the great press the University of California has received in the wake of their announcement, it was a lukewarm response to a broader grassroots effort to secure a living wage for everyone. One aspect of the plan that has been largely overlooked is that it fails… Read more »