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A Freshman’s I.V. Survival Guide

Melanie Ziment doles out tips and tricks for staying safe and having fun in Isla Vista.
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Stereotypes of Californians are Scarily Accurate

Carley Weiler writes about the culture shock she experienced after moving from Ohio to SoCal.
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How Defensive Architecture Hurts I.V.’s Houseless Population

Andrea Dager discusses the impact of defensive architecture on I.V.'s houseless population.
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The Consequences of the UCPD Allegations

Morgan Johnson examines the implications of the allegations against the UCSB UCPD.
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The “Can Fairies” of Isla Vista

Thomas Lenihan implores his fellow I.V. residents to face uncomfortable facts.
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Take a Rain Check On Your Rain Resentment

Miya Herzstein muses on the state of rain aversion at UCSB, and encourages Gauchos to find joy in all types of weather.
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Who Can Partake in Party Culture?

Laurel Rinehart challenges the assumption that UCSB's party scene is inclusive to all.
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It’s Rideshare, Not Sotheby’s, Not Six Flags

Katherine Chen compels Gauchos to give each other rides without breaking the bank.
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Say “Hi” to Your Desk Attendants

Erika Fandel questions why students give the cold shoulder to desk attendants in their residence halls.
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A Case for the NewCen: It Is Time for Change

Luke McCrary provides a case in favor of the NewCen project.
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Ole Gaucho’s Gotta Go

Aside from simply redressing Ole to resemble a true gaucho, negating this whole mess, we could try something new. Retire the old gaucho and let the Mapaches take the reins.
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The Criminalization of Skateboarding is a Push Too Far

Kekai 'O Kalani Akita protests the harsh regulations against skating on UCSB's campus.
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Having Bed Bugs Taught Me To Live in the Present

Harper Lambert offers a positive perspective on a typically unpleasant situation.
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Are UCSB Advisors Even Advising?

Stephanie Arentz details her experience at the UCSB advising office, and offers up potential remedies to problems she encountered.
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UCSB Major Roulette: An Outdated Tradition

Kate Adler opposes UCSB's policy of requiring students to choose a major as soon as they enter their freshman year.
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