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Letters to the Editor

Transfer Woes: A Word To the Wise Transfer Student

Transfer students at the University of California, Santa Barbara increasingly face a variety of issues including culture shock, problems getting into their major, difficulty obtaining research positio...
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From Drone Strike Policy to Campus Rape Awareness Campaigns: Musings on Male Culpability in the 21st Century

  On Tuesday, Feb. 19, two Nexus articles caught my eye. The first was titled “Campus, Community Groups Run Campaign Against Sexual Assault.” The second was a “Left Said” opinion piece on...
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The Pains of Political Correctness

As students of a generally left-wing Southern California university, we are fortunate enough to form part of a culture that preaches tolerance and diversity. While I do not wish to decry the value of ...
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A Student’s Call to Arms: Divest Now, Reap Mother Nature’s Rewards Later

Following the example of those who protested the South African apartheid divestment campaign of the 1980s, students in the U.S. are advocating a nationwide divestment of university endowments in the f...
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Dirty, Oily Money Students Voice Concerns Over Regents’ Environmentally Un-Savvy Investments

Currently, the UC Board of Regents has hundreds of millions of dollars invested in the fossil fuel industry. Because these investments go against our UC value of sustainability and the efforts of stud...
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Come One, Come All! The IV Housing Circus Is Back In Town

With Community Housing Office (CHO) as your ringleader, you won’t get “clowned” during the Isla Vista housing shuffle. Here are some dos and don’ts regarding choosing roommates, finding a plac...
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Concerned Student Warns, No Nuclear Weapons for Iran

There are many reasons why Iran must not obtain nuclear weapons. The strongest one is the fact that Iran continues to support terrorist organizations around the globe, which could one day obtain such ...
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Alumn Pleads: “Mark Massari, tear down that sign!”

On behalf of the tens of thousands of UCSB students who transformed our Campus Events Center into one of the loudest, most raucous places to watch a college basketball game in the mid ’80s through t...
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Expensive Upkeep: Why Keeping UCSB Postcard Perfect Comes at a Price for Gauchos

Hard to miss after three weeks away from campus is the great expanse of sky newly unobstructed after the removal of a number of trees from the perimeter of the library. Soon to replace them and presen...
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To the Lady Elephant: Think Before You Trumpet

The Lady Elephant’s article published Friday, Nov. 30 reminded me of an important truth: Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but that does not mean all opinions are created equal. Let’s start with...
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Female and Republican? One Lady Elephant Trumpets Her Case

My parents never talked about politics. One night in a bar, this somehow gave me validity as a Republican. The fact that my ideologies were neither a choice to mime my parent’s party politics, nor t...
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Choosing the Moral High Road When Funny Isn’t So Funny

My story begins at the start of this quarter; one of my classes which I looked forward to taking was titled “Asian Americans in the Media,” a class that I thought would be mostly about watching in...
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Whether You’re on Your Roof or Your Rent Is Through It, CHO Is Here with Answers

When is the best time to start searching for housing in Isla Vista? We’ve all heard “the early bird gets the worm,” but when it comes to housing for next year in I.V. and all of the other option...
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Israel’s Right to Self-Defense

The state of affairs in Israel has escalated and intensified over the past several days. Since the morning of Nov. 14, more than 275 rockets targeting civilian residents and communities have been fire...
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Prop 37 Fails, California Blows Chance to Stand Up to Corporate Giants

Four years ago, California had a chance to be the first state to vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage. We blew it. Two years ago, California had a chance to be the first state to legalize weed. We...
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