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Microaggressions Are a Macro Problem

Ally McCulloch calls attention to the microaggressions that women experience on a daily basis.
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I Am Not America’s Spokesperson

While studying abroad in London, Hannah Jackson explores the difficulties of being asked to speak for her entire country.
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A Call to Action: Free Saudi Feminists

The students of Advocating for Scholars at Risk call upon their fellow students to stand with Saudi Arabian feminists.
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Let’s Raise a Glass to Lowering the Drinking Age

Carla Wenzel questions the efficacy of American drinking laws.
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Why the Plastic Straw Ban Kind of Sucks

Alysha Agarwal argues that saving the planet is going to take a lot more than switching to reusable straws.
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Overworking Yourself is Overrated

With pass times upon us, Anabel Costa defends the decision to take 12 units per quarter.
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Letter to the Editor: Salud Carbajal for Congress

UCSB Campus Democrats President Aisha Khan endorses Salud Carbajal for Congress in the upcoming midterm elections.
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In Search of Empathy

Tom Steel critically examines the discourse surrounding the AFSCME strikes at UCSB.
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Regarding Sexual Assault, UCSB’s Inaction Speaks Louder Than Words

Ariana Marmolejo examines UCSB's sexual misconduct policies and urges the university to take the matter more seriously.
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A Plea for Constructive Dialogue

Vince Feliciano sheds light on the necessity for respectful discussion in university settings.
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The Definition of Virginity is Unqueer

Anabel Costa challenges the heteronormative cultural parameters for intimacy.
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Don’t Make Her the Punchline: Why Laughing at Your Professor is No Joke

Andrea Dager criticizes the reality that some professors have to work twice as hard as others to earn students' respect.
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Argument in the Office: Are Celebrities Obligated to ‘Speak Now’ On Politics?

Opinion editors Laurel Rinehart and Harper Lambert discuss Taylor Swift's political Instagram post and debate the role of celebrities in civic discourse.
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From Frat House to White House, Rape Culture Reigns Supreme

Brett Kavanaugh's alleged history of sexual misconduct left the nation in shock. But on college campuses, behavior like this is the rule, not the exception.
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Where Birthright Went Wrong

Following her visit to Israel, Harper Lambert counters the narrative that the trip is politically neutral and propaganda-free.
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