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An Ode to Sands

It’s not yet sunrise but my coffee is brewing, stoked for what’s coming, can’t wait to start cruising. “Goin’ to class?” my awakened roommate asks. “Hell no,” says I, “El Niño is he...
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UCSB Arts & Lectures: If You’re Not Going, You’re Missing Out

Nik Frey makes it clear UCSB's Arts & Lectures series is not something you want to ignore.
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Uncle Sam and Saudi Arabia: The Most Awkward BFF’s Ever

In the wonderful world of friendship, there exist many fun categories. We have our really “good friends” (bless their hearts), our “longtime friends” (the ones you’ve known for years but onl...
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Excursion Club: Less Blackout, More Stoke

If you’ve ever decided to grab a (insert your watercraft of choice) and paddle out at Sands Beach off Isla Vista, you may have noticed something unique that doesn’t exist on most other California ...
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If You Can’t Skate, Don’t

Nik Frey has something to say to everyone on campus who doesn't know what they're doing on a skateboard.
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Boko Haram: Why We Should Care About the Islamic State in Africa

Nik Frey analyzes the (lack of) response to Boko Haram in recent American media coverage
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Voluntourism: Great for Instagram, Not so Great for Africa

Nik Frey explains why Voluntourism may be doing more damage than it is good.
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Reflections from Africa

Nik Frey shares his recollections of traveling in South Africa
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