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Local Porn Stars Rise to Fame by Keeping it Real

Pei Ja Anderson talks with I.V. based PornHub sensation Isla Summer and talks about the new ideals within the influencer community.
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An East Coaster’s Guide To California Winter

Dreaming of a white Christmas, Anabel Costa writes about how East Coast transplants can tap into the holiday spirit.
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Is It Ethical to Own a Dog in College?

After stepping in dog poop, Alice Symington reassesses her stance on student dog ownership.
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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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