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Opinion

Hey Amazon, Bring Back our Bookstores

Komal Surani confronts the case of the disappearing bookstores.
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Legalizing Psychedelics is the Key to Safe Tripping

Carley Weiler argues the pros of the federal legalization of psychedelics.
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hands laying down bricks one brick is made of money
hands laying down bricks one brick is made of money

A Beautiful Contradiction: The Freedom Dividend

Annabel Li discusses how presidential candidate Andrew Yang's view of UBI has influenced how she views the policy.
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Everybody Should Count: Citizenship and the 2020 Census

Surya Swaroop shares her strong feelings about a citizenship question being added to the census.
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the census and a microphone
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hugh hefner in front of the hollywood sign

Hugh Hefner: American Hero?

Melanie Ziment argues that we should be holding our cultural leaders to higher moral standards.
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Letter from the Editor: Welcome to Paradise

I want to take this time to give you some practical advice that I wish someone would have told me when I first came to UCSB.
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drawing of a girl casually reading a book inside of a fuel gauge

Why Skinny Feels Heavy

Anna Zhou shares her struggles being comfortable in her own skin and declares self-care to be the new skinny.
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U.S. Soccer’s Megan Rapinoe: The Hero Our Democracy Deserves

Opinion editor and newly converted footy fan Harper Lambert on how the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup lent her a new perspective on patriotism.
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In Disney Live Remakes, the Magic is Lost

Joshen Mantai assesses the recent deluge of Disney live-action remakes.
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Floating Doctors Sunk All Doubts

Siavash Ghadiri shares how his experience helping doctors abroad helped to solidify his desire to become a dentist.
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And Then I Saw the Ted Bundy Movie

After watching Netflix's Ted Bundy biopic, Jordan Curiel reconsiders her previous stance.
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Why I Hate the Phrase “Ladies First”

Miya Herzstein explores the limitations of gendered phrases like "ladies first."
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Hey Vegans: Meat Shaming Isn’t the Move

Resident vegan Paige Holloway calls upon other vegans to change their approach.
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The Customer is Always Right … Right?

Drawing from his experiences as a student worker, Grant Jamison studies customer behavior.
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Should Past Mistakes Define a Person’s Future?

Social media posts are often perceived as private and impermanent. Reflecting on two recent news items, Joshen Mantai insists that they are anything but.
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