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A.S. Election Endorsements: Campuswide Reaffirmations

Intercollegiate Athletic Scholarships Fee Sporting one of the most successful athletic departments in the Big West Conference, UCSB reaps the benefits of its teams’ success on the field, and pro...
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Turds and Tulips

Bright, blooming tulips to the opening of the new Arbor for giving students another convenient place to spend their parents' money. Shriveled, flaky turds to Menehunes for closing its doors - putting...
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Protect Your Constitution

Currently in the process of writing an entirely new constitution, the Associated Students Legislative Council hopes to streamline student government operations to more effectively serve the student bo...
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Daisies and Dumpsters

Daisies: -Appreciative, long-stemmed daisies to the University for the four-week Winter Break granted to students this year. -Righteous, bullhorn-wielding daisies to A.S. for trekking up to Berkeley t...
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Proposition 73: Abortion for Minors

Aside from bringing to mind the classic "slippery slope" argument, Prop 73 seems to miss the point when it freezes the right of a minor to have an abortion until 48 hours after the parents have been n...
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Proposition 74: Teacher Employment

It's no secret that California's public school system is in shambles. Proposition 74 aims to fix that system with good intent, but ultimately misses the underlying problems that have plagued the state...
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Proposition 75: Union Dues

We might be tempted to agree with the proponents of Proposition 75 when they say union leaders should have to get the consent of members before putting money toward political campaigns, were it not fo...
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Proposition 76: State Spending Restrictions

We don't normally laugh at propositions here at the Nexus, but we couldn't help ourselves on this one. Prop 76 would supposedly reduce California's budget deficit by subjecting school funding to annua...
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Proposition 77: Redistricting

In theory, Proposition 77 is a step in the right direction. Gerrymandering is a serious problem that needs to be fixed if we want a legitimate, truly representative democracy, but employing three old,...
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Proposition 78: Prescription Drug Discounts

Proposition 78 is OK, but it's no Prop 79. This is why we are opposing Prop 78: It's either one or the other, and quite frankly, we would rather vote for a proposition that could actually get some res...
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Proposition 79: Prescription Drug

Other than major shareholders in pharmaceutical companies, there are few people who could reasonably vote for Proposition 78 over Prop 79. Prop 79 would benefit up to 10 million Californians, extendin...
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Proposition 80: Electricity Providers

As you might recall from your basic economics classes, having more options is always better than having fewer options. Having greater freedom of choice means more competition and lower prices - an ide...
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Misappropriating Our Will

UCSB's Associated Students believes it knows best. They believe they know what is best for you, your fellow students, and future students to come. After all, you did elect them. The members of A.S. Le...
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Poop and Posies

Pathetic, flaky poop to the Faculty Legislature for its members' dismal attendance of the meeting to vote on the future of military recruiters on campus.
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Empty Roll Call

Last Friday, the question of whether on-campus military recruiters should stay or go unfortunately became a question of how many UCSB faculty legislators would show up to vote. The answer to the first...
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