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Preserving Our Rights in the Digital Age

Hugh Cook explores the potential for exploitation when one logs onto the Internet and advises users on how they can protect themselves.
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Reflections from the Halfway Mark: The Ups and Downs of My First Two Years as a Gaucho

Laurel Rinehart takes a walk down memory lane and shares advice and insights from her college experience.
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Mental Health Studies: A Patient Perspective on Psychology

An in-depth look at the lack of inclusion in Psychology and an analysis of the effects it has on marginalized groups.
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Farewell from the Editor: Four Years at the ‘Nexus’

Outgoing opinion Editor Jackson Kerr bids his farewell and expresses his thanks and optimism for the future of the Daily Nexus.
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Farewell from the Editor: Continuing Activism

Outgoing Opinion Editor Sebastianne Kent bids her farewell and urges fellow activists to continue their work in the UCSB community.
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A Gaucho Medic in Mosul: Airstrikes Save Lives

Nik Frey gives an inside look into his time as a medic in Mosul, Iraq, a conflict zone occupied by ISIS.
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Rules of Sex and Marriage

Komal Surani questions the way we come to understand and follow the rules of sex and marriage.
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Vignettes: 3 Perspectives of Grief, Change and Progress After May 23

On the night of May 23, once the majority of us had become aware something very bad had happened, I called my parents and told them I was safe. May 24 was a gloomy day, no sun in Santa Barbara’s typ...
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An Oak Tree and the Essence of Art

Zach Morgan offers his thoughts on Michael Craig-Martin's "An Oak Tree."
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Remembering the Recovery

On the night of May 23, once the majority of us had become aware something very bad had happened, I called my parents and told them I was safe. May 24 was a gloomy day, no sun in Santa Barbara’s typ...
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Carrying on the Legacy of Christopher Michaels-Martinez

As the inaugural recipient of the Christopher Michaels-Martinez Memorial Scholarship, my experience of the events of May 23, 2014, is mostly secondhand. Campus administration created six scholarships ...
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A New Phase in Isla Vista

On the evening of May 23, 2014, I was just stepping out of the shower at my house in San Diego. It was Memorial Day weekend, and freshman me had returned home to spend some time with family and friend...
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Editor’s Note: Resilience Revisited

Three years after an immensely painful day in Isla Vista history, the last class of primary sources is packing its resilience and leaving behind footprints in the sand.
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The Politics of Veganism

Sebastianne Kent discusses the detriments to over-politicizing diet, and why an all or nothing approach to veganism makes it less widely accessible.
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Why the UC System Should Divest from Fossil Fuels: a Response to Nathan Prisco

Emily Williams responds to an article published yesterday on why UC should divest from fossil fuels, with a point by point counter on why she believes the UC system should divest, as a symbolic gestur...
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