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Cutting Out the Fat: How Going Meatless Might Save the World

Kenny Torrella, a Humane Society food policy coordinator, describes the far-reaching effects of eating vegetarian/vegan. Torrella points towards UCSB's "meatless mondays" campaign in the dining common...
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Modifying the Stigma Surrounding GMOs

Nexus columnist Jay Grafft aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding GMO's.
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Party On, Gauchos! (No, Seriously…Party On)

Fourth-year communications major Charlotte Rushforth calls on the Princeton Review to reconsider its placement of UCSB on the list of top party schools.
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Letter to the Editor: The Cocaine Problem

I graduated in 2011 from this wonderful school of ours with four years’ worth of great memories and friends. I can honestly say that my time at UCSB was the happiest four years of my life. About a m...
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Letter to the Editor: Response to 5/29/13 Wednesday Hump

As a man in Isla Vista, I ask “what is wrong with a little experience?” Am I the only one turned off by virgins? Am I the only one who wants satisfaction without having to give a seminar on oral p...
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Luhrmann’s Gatsby: Give It a Chance, Old Sport

I’m not sure if one can be addicted to literature, or to the abstract theories and opinions of said works, but if so, I’m in need of a support group and a 12-step plan. I could give you a full run...
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Alum Gets Fired Up Over IV Couch Burnings

Every time I walk down Sueno, no matter what I was thinking about before, I start viciously fantasizing about yelling at kids to get off my lawn … I mean streets. You might not have noticed this, bu...
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A Letter from End Fake Clinics

We are End Fake Clinics. We are feminists. We are queer. We are students. We are for reproductive justice. The reproductive justice approach to activism historically arose from the perspectives of wom...
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Concerned Alum Speaks Out Against SB’s Gang Induction

LTE- Gang Injunction   In 2011 Police Chief Sanchez, along with Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office, filed a civil legal action against 30 Santa Barbara residents who are allegedly ...
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UC Spokesperson Challenges Claims Against “Digital Education”

Patrick Sheehan’s May 3 Op-Ed, “From the Makers of Massive Budget Cuts: A Digital Education,” is based on the incorrect assumption that the University of California Board of Regents and administ...
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Gaucho de Mayo: Beyond Shots and Sombreros

I know Cinco de Mayo is approaching when sombreros are being sold on campus, when supermarkets begin to dress their aisles in sarapes and when themed parties begin to overflow the streets of Isla Vist...
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From the Makers of Massive Budget Cuts: A Digital Education

From the makers of massive budget cuts: a digital education   Over the last four years, the top managers of the UC system — the governor and the UC Regents — have launched an accelerating eff...
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Student and Mother Calls for Affordable Childcare at UCSB

I am a master’s degree student at UCSB. I have a 2-year-old son who is in the White Door of the Orfalea Family Children’s Center. Recently, I heard that the university is going to cancel the d...
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Left Said Tackles Divestment

Some will remember the commotion a few weeks back surrounding a resolution proposed to our student government that would have the university divest from American companies who profit from internationa...
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Voices on Voting: Student Backs TBL, Independent Media

We as students face a continuing uphill battle to protect our rights to information even though we attend a public institution. Whether it be information about increasing student fees, cuts to classes...
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