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The Bureaucratic Nightmare of Studying Abroad

Sabrina Hodjati describes her less than pleasant experience of getting prepared to study abroad.
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Studying up on Studying Abroad: The Impact of Cultural Differences

Sabrina Hodjati discusses her personal experience with deciding to study abroad, and the cultural factors that impact her options.
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What is in a Major: One Student’s Journey

Sabrina Hodjati shares her firsthand experience of finding and becoming happy with her major.
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Send Silence Packing: A Conversation Overheard

Sabrina Hodjati shares a conversation she heard at the Send Silence Packing demonstration this week, and talks priorities and values for college students.
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The Role of College: How Important is the Ivory Tower?

As the cost and expectations of higher education shift, Sabrina Hodjati asks what role UCSB should play in the changing college landscape.
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Don’t Fear the RBF

Sabrina Hodjati discusses the gendered double-standard implicit in the term "Resting Bitch Face"
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Is Social Media Contributing to the Stigma Around Depression and Anxiety?

Sabrina Hodjati explains why social media may not tell the whole story, and talks about how it can affect us emotionally.
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Navigating the Multicultural Campus

Sabrina Hodjati discusses the enriching possibilities in entering an unfamiliar social milieu, and some of the difficulties in keeping these experiences positive
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UCSB Inferiority

To me, UCSB always presented an odd dichotomy. For years I completely disregarded and undermined the school, regarding it as a “bad UC,” a “backup school” and the party school that the Princet...
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The Angry Yak

Sabrina Hodjati explores the dark side of Yik Yak: the anonymous racism, misogyny, homophobia and more that we all try to pretend no longer exists.
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Fashionable and Freezing

Despite the disgustingly fantastic weather forecast for this week, we are undoubtedly in the mystical and evanescent season of “winter.” While the temperature during the day has been in the low to...
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Major Judgements

Sabrina Hodjati analyses the flimsy justifications behind viewing academic majors with varying degrees of respect.
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Looking Beyond Midterms

Sabrina Hodjati explains why midterms only tell half the story and leave a whole lot of knowledge untapped as a result.
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The Real Challenges and Real Worth of College Life

Sabrina Hodjati explains why it's worth it to go through the pain of adjusting to college life.
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