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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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Don’t Stamp on Us

Free speech isn't free. In our case, each additional copy costs $1. The Nexus has never taken censorship sitting down and never will. Someone fucked up big time.
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A.S. Election Endorsements: A.S. President

And then there were... none. The Nexus editorial board did not reach a consensus on its endorsement for A.S. president. Though Bill Shiebler brings his valuable experience as A.S. Finance Board chair ...
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A.S. Election Endorsements: Internal Vice President

Adam Graff once wrote an opinion column claiming the "honeymoon" between him and the Nexus was over. Oh Adam, we never stopped loving you. You're even cuter when you're mad. Passionate, articulate and...
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A.S. Election Endorsements: External Vice President, Local Affairs

From living in a Del Playa Drive apartment condemned for eviction to serving as a voting director on the Isla Vista Park and Recreation District, Kelly Burns is intimately involved in local affairs.
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A.S. Election Endorsements: External Vice President, Statewide Affairs

Last year, Felicia Cruz told us she would take the train up to Sacramento, Calif. to save on A.S. travel expenses while representing UCSB students in statewide affairs. True to her word - and the Nexu...
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A.S. Fee Initiatives

In theory, the A.S. Student Lobby initiative is a great idea. You know, giving students a voice and all that jazz. In reality, however, the group does not have enough power to make a significant diffe...
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A.S. Reaffirmations

–The hardships that come with the decision to raise a child should never deter one from pursuing higher education. With the costs of child care on the rise, every cent helps in ensuring those wi...
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