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Holy Crap! Welcome Back to Another Year of Godly Debate

For all of you Nexus readers, Ask an Atheist is a safe haven. An opportunity to ask what it really means to be an atheist, a rationalist, or a skeptic. We listen to everyone, no matter your beliefs, a...
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Proposed Student Fees Balance Neglected University Budgets

In a time of budget cuts and fee hikes, it’s more important now than ever to know what you are voting on this week in the Campus Election. Departments have invested a lot of time and money into maki...
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Ignore Social Stigmas: Wear Your Number With Pride

Your number. No, not your phone number, your number. It’s not something you can touch or see. Materially, it doesn’t exist. But oh is it ever there. Haunting you, reminding you of the good, the ba...
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Rigid Two-Partied Government Wastes Time, Energy

Can you think of two separate words that perfectly divide and encapsulate the beliefs, preferences and characteristics of 300 million different people? No? Well then, how lucky are we that our country...
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The Real World: Ready or Not, Here It Comes, Seniors

A while ago, when I was a much wilder and uncivilized version of the gentleman scholar that I am today, I found myself stranded in Lima, Peru for two weeks. I’m not particularly sure how or why, bec...
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Atheists Deem Doomsday Pile of Prophetic Nonsense

This week’s question: “How do you feel about the ‘Rapture’ this Saturday, May 21?”   There is a group of people who believe that this Saturday is the Rapture and tha...
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Ignorance Exacerbates Homelessness Intolerance

If you live in Isla Vista you are undoubtedly familiar with the large presence of the homeless population. We bike by them everyday, yet few of us take the time to truly get to know their stories. Man...
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Cyber Stalking Sucks the Sexy Out of One-Night Stands

Remember the good ol’ days? A simpler time of land lines, missed connections and face-to-face breakups. When a drunken booty call came from the sound of pebbles ricocheting off your window and flirt...
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Imprisonment for Profit Leads to Giant Flaws in U.S. Justice System

Private prisons are jails or detention centers where individuals are confined by a third party that has been contracted by local, state or federal government agencies. Unethical, baseless and hypocrit...
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Puff Piece for Pot Fails to Deliver Adequate Argument

Maybe I just don’t get it, but as a longtime reader of the Nexus’ drug articles, I still find myself at a loss as to what the paper or frequent drug columnist Kevin McCarty is actually advocating....
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Prefontaine Plan Key to Slimming America’s Waistline

The six-fingered man from “The Princess Bride” once said, “If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything.” This principle still holds true today but has now been amended to...
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The Pointlessness of Pot Persecution

The fight for the right to use hemp and laugh at one’s rulers has been happening constantly for centuries. The desire for a central authority to control and regulate the natural interconnectedness o...
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Stringent Laws Designed to Serve Communities and Minimize Bias

Ahhh, spring in Isla Vista! There is nothing like cruising down Del Playa Drive and enjoying the cool breeze under the warm sun as I listen to the waves crashing upon the cliffs.
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Left Said:Student Backlash Plays Into Horowitz’s Hand

If you browsed a bookstore, you would quickly run across books warning of liberal academia’s orthodoxy over us brainwashed students. One such website is CampusReform.org, whose stated purpose is to ...
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Right Said:Horowitz Provokes Diverse Discourse

What does it mean to be political? Media and other “very important people” tell us it means to disagree civilly over public policy and politically correct narratives. However, when these constrai...
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