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What Does “Self-Care” Actually Mean for College Students?

In anticipation of the new school year, Laurel Rinehart shares her tips for attaining a physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy college lifestyle.
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Why I Hate Cigarettes

Sanya Kamidi opens up about her fear of addiction and the ever-present temptation of nicotine.
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Jew-ish: The Gray Area of Being a Modern Jew

Hannah Jackson reflects on her experiences to explore the religious, cultural and ethnic nuances involved in identifying as Jewish in America today.
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Vote Like Your Life Depends On it

At a time when civic participation is especially critical, casting your ballot is an essential step to ensure your voice is heard.
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Coming Out: How My Queerness Came To Be

Evelyn Spence shares her coming out story and offers words of encouragement to readers who may be processing their own sexualities.
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Argument in the Office: The Ethics of Infidelity

Is cheating an unforgivable violation or an understandable human error? Aryana Kamelian and Konrad Neithercutt present both sides of the story.
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“That’s So OCD”

Hana Simon opens up about her experience with OCD and the ways in which people can best express empathy.
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Don’t Give Killers Publicity

In a country where mass shootings are all too common, Rick Zierer emphasizes the importance of not giving undue attention to the shooters.
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I Have To Have Sex With Someone Before I Can Get To Know Them

Veronica Meyers explains why getting down with someone is her favorite ice-breaker.
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Letter From the Editor: Goodbyes Are Actually the Worst

At the end of the day, we’re all students living in Isla Vista trying to make sense of everything around us.
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Tinder Massages: A Whole New Meaning of “I Gaucho Back”

Katherine Chen provides a strong endorsement of seeking massages via Tinder.
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Letter From the Editor: Merk’s Paradise

New Editor-in-Chief Jorge Mercado introduces himself and examines the past three years in college, and the nexus, that has led him to this point.
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Two Down, Two to Go: Reflections From the Halfway Mark

As her sophomore year comes to a close, Assistant Opinion Editor Hannah Jackson reflects on her UCSB experience thus far.
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Letter From the Editor: For Fox Sake, 4 Years Sure Flew By

I’m a little confused by it all, to be honest; how do four years go by so quickly?
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Measure R – Let’s Take Back OUR Isla Vista

Jonathan Abboud asserts that voting Yes on Measure R is the right decision for the benefit of the Isla Vista community.
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