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Argument in the Office: Are Celebrities Obligated to ‘Speak Now’ On Politics?

Opinion editors Laurel Rinehart and Harper Lambert discuss Taylor Swift's political Instagram post and debate the role of celebrities in civic discourse.
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From Frat House to White House, Rape Culture Reigns Supreme

Brett Kavanaugh's alleged history of sexual misconduct left the nation in shock. But on college campuses, behavior like this is the rule, not the exception.
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Who Can Partake in Party Culture?

Laurel Rinehart challenges the assumption that UCSB's party scene is inclusive to all.
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What Does “Self-Care” Actually Mean for College Students?

In anticipation of the new school year, Laurel Rinehart shares her tips for attaining a physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy college lifestyle.
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Argument in the Office: New Year New You? Or More of the Same?

Laurel Rinehart and Ali Abouesh debate the validity of the resolution trend at the dawn of this New Year.
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Pulling Back the Red Curtain: Why Hollywood is Currently Outdated

Ali Abouesh and Laurel Rinehart take a look at the current state of the movement for diversity in film.
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Argument in the Office: Should Gauchos be Smoking Big Doinks?

Opinion editors Laurel Rinehart and Ali Abouesh debate the merits of marijuana usage in Isla Vista in light of its imminent legalization.
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Americans Need to Start Thinking Critically About the Second Amendment

Laurel Rinehart is opening the dialogue on the problem of having almost any weapon available to almost any individual.
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How SZA Captured the Secret Anxieties of Modern Women

Laurel Rinehart discusses SZA's latest album and the unique emotional qualities that set it apart from other musical works.
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Reflections from the Halfway Mark: The Ups and Downs of My First Two Years as a Gaucho

Laurel Rinehart takes a walk down memory lane and shares advice and insights from her college experience.
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It’s High Time That We End the Stigma Surrounding Marijuana Use

Laurel Rinehart questions why some turn a blind eye to alcohol while condemning marijuana use.
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The Real Reason Girls are Unsatisfied with I.V. Hookup Culture

Laurel Rinehart stresses the importance of women seeking out their own forms of pleasure.
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The Problem With the Myth of College Utopia

Laurel Rinehart helps dispel the problematic myth that college is a complete utopia.
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Don’t Let Stereotypes Turn You Off From Hip Hop Music

Laurel Rinehart highlights the importance of leaving your stereotypes at the door when it comes to hip-hop music.
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Stoner Etiquette: A Beginner’s Guide

Laurel Rinehart explains the need for proper cyphe etiquette and how not to blend in with your more experienced stoner friends.
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