False Confessions and Your Right to Silence

Michael Lyons explains your best course of action when faced with dubious questions from law enforcement
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Weekend Warriors: First Weekend Back

A pictorial overview of the past weekend's happenings.
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Should the Next Xbox Require Constant Internet Connection?

Rumors have been circulating that the next Xbox will always require an Internet connection to use the console. These rumors resulted from twitter posts made by a creative director at Microsoft Studios...
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Right Said: Giving Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act the Boot

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the case of Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder. The case concerns Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which stipulates ...
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Hats Are Changeable; It’s The Head Beneath Them That Stays With You For Life

I learned the difference between dissociative identity disorder and role-play in my first year at UCSB. My freshman roommate, who declared in psychology during Zero Week, went a long way to help me un...
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Alumn Pleads: “Mark Massari, tear down that sign!”

On behalf of the tens of thousands of UCSB students who transformed our Campus Events Center into one of the loudest, most raucous places to watch a college basketball game in the mid ’80s through t...
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To the Lady Elephant: Think Before You Trumpet

The Lady Elephant’s article published Friday, Nov. 30 reminded me of an important truth: Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but that does not mean all opinions are created equal. Let’s start with...
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Why the “Fucking Fag” Faces Homophobia (A Response to Last Week’s Letter, “Why A “Fucking Fag” Has Had Enough of the Homophobia in Isla Vista”)

It’s a paradox really. To have one of the most gay-friendly campuses in the UC system, with numerous programs dedicated to, and for, the support of the LGBT community and then less than a 20-minute ...
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Globe Theater’s Simplified Hamlet is Refreshing

Returning to UCSB after a hit performance and critically-acclaimed (cough, by me, cough) West Coast tour of A Comedy of Errors last year, the actors of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater graced Campbell Ha...
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Prop 34: A Matter of Justice, Efficiency and Morality

You’ve seen the signs and heard the arguments: vote for Lois Capps, yes on Prop 30, no on Prop 32. But what haven’t you heard? (Besides the obvious conservative argument, of course.) Where’s all...
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Prop 37: Don’t Let Frankenfoods Scare You

Like any student riding their bike to class, I am forced to see the mass of political signs along the bike paths. However one sign during this election season has caught me off guard: A sign asking vo...
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Men’s Lax Travels to San Diego

The UCSB men’s lacrosse team will travel down to San Diego this Saturday to face San Diego State University for their second-to-last game of the regular season. The game will be at Westview high sch...
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I still don’t know how I feel about “Secretary.” I can’t call it a bad film, because it wasn’t. I can’t say it wasn’t well acted, because it was. I can’t say it was badly written. I ca...
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Track and Field Continues Season Play

Last week, both the men and women’s track and field teams excelled at the Cal Poly Invitational in San Luis Obispo, finishing in first place with respective scores of 141.5 and 98. The men’s squad...
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Gauchos Dominated by No. 1 Baylor in First Round of NCAA’s

The UCSB women’s basketball team experienced firsthand why Baylor is the No. 1 team in the nation this past Sunday when the Lady Bears handed the Gauchos an 81-40 defeat in the first round of the NC...
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