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One Hundred Years of Silence: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

One Hundred Years of Silence: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it,” wrote George Santayana some 10 years prior to the mass murder, ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Armenian and Greek Christians in Turkey. This Friday (April 24) marks 100 years since this tragedy unfolded. The Armenian Genocide…

Prescription Drugs and the Environment

Prescription Drugs and the Environment

Jackie Kurta, Director of the UCSB Alcohol and Drug Program, explains why we should be concerned about our spread of drugs into the environment…

Culture: Developing a Sense of Self

Culture: Developing a Sense of Self

Today, there seems to be an emerging trend of taking pride in one’s culture. More and more rapidly, young people are choosing to explore the history of their families and their origins, and how the past can contribute to who they are now. Many young people are also…

Ready, Set, Vote

Ready, Set, Vote

If there’s one thing young people love, it’s being didactically preached to about civic responsibility and the importance…

Elections and the Ever-Growing Ego

Elections and the Ever-Growing Ego

  Your face is everywhere. Your voice rings throughout cramped lecture halls. You don’t even know how many…

The Whiteness of Lucidity: Everything But Inclusive

The Whiteness of Lucidity: Everything But Inclusive

Why did he start dancing like a ‘gypsy’ Disney character right when I sat down? UGH. This was…

Is Coachella for Everyone?

Is Coachella for Everyone?

Coachella. It’s the word on everybody’s lips in the month of April. “Are you going to Coachella? What…

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

When a group of militants captured swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria last June, journalists and public…

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