Articles written by: Riley Schenck

Famed Fútbol Rivalry Reveals Historical Divide
Opinion / Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

Famed Fútbol Rivalry Reveals Historical Divide

Last Wednesday, FC Barcelona eliminated Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey tournament and here at UCSB, I saw plenty of kids repping their Barça and Madrid jerseys and at least a few others streaming the game live on library computers in between classes. But even if you’re not a […]

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Newt Gingrich: He’s Only Fooling Goldilocks

  At first they tried Papa Bear Cain’s porridge, but it was a little too strange with that weird pizza-flavored aftertaste. Then they tried Mama Bear Romney’s porridge, but it was a little too watered down and had that disturbing, corporate smell. They even tried Uncle Bear Perry’s famous Texas […]

How I Know Who You’ll Vote for in 2012
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How I Know Who You’ll Vote for in 2012

Welcome back Gauchoans, and Happy New Year!  2012 is destined to be a doozy. Not only will it be the final year of our lives, but in November we will decide who the final president of the United States will be, to bravely lead us into the Armageddon and our […]

(w)Ron(g) Paul’s Free Market Fairytale
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(w)Ron(g) Paul’s Free Market Fairytale

[media-credit name="Erika Frost" align="aligncenter" width="250"][/media-credit]Gather round, all ye children, for I haveth a tale for thee on why Ron Paul is oh so wrong… Once upon a time (two weeks ago, actually), MF Global filed the eighth-largest bankruptcy in history, with debts leveraged 40 to one against its capital. That […]

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U.S. Repeal of UNESCO Funding Misses Big Picture

Last week, Palestine officially joined UNESCO, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural organization, as its newest member. The vote approving Palestine’s membership was overwhelming; 107 member nations voted for the admission while only 14, led by the United States, voted against. The decision was both monumental and controversial as it […]