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The Game of Life: Why You Should Play By Your Own Rules

Calista Liu meditates on the importance of measuring success by your own terms.
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Don’t Be Afraid To Call Your Friends Out

Joshen Mantai stresses the importance of speaking up when your loved ones need to be called out.
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Black and I.V.: How I Live in Isla Vista

Artsweek Editor Zoë Jones discusses her experiences as a Black woman who has lived in Isla Vista for four years.
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Black Card Declined

Raymond Matthews examines the impact of the Jussie Smollett controversy on the work of Black activists and within the Black community.
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Brown Privilege: Fighting Against Anti-Blackness in the Latinx Community

Sports editor Omar Hernandez breaks down the duality of being both Black and brown, and how solidarity between communities of color can only be achieved with the eradication of anti-Blackness.
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Home is Not Here: Being Black in I.V.

Antonia Davetas writes about her experience as a Black UCSB student.
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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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Ask AJ: The A to Z On I.V.

AJ breaks down the politics of making the first move to the most eco-friendly way to smoke weed.
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How My Parents’ Divorce Affects My Love Life

Sophia Rollins examines how her parents' divorce has impacted the already-tumultuous world of dating.
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Separating Artists From Their Art: When Are They #Canceled?

Alysha Agarwal debates the severity of #canceled culture in the age of the Internet, and where we should really draw the line.
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Argument in the Office: Quarter vs. Semester System

Carla Wenzel and Autumn Murphy consider the pros and cons of the two education systems.
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It’s Time We Replace the “R” Word with Respect

Alyssa Long urges readers to treat people of all abilities with compassion.
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A Field Guide to Introversion

Jordan Curiel makes a case for the more subdued lifestyle of introverts.
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Growing Up Mixed

Kian Karamdashti examines the difficulties that come with growing up in a mixed-race household, and how that shaped his early adulthood.
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Academic Culture Shock: Do Europeans Really Do It Better?

Simon Ahrens debates the values of the American education system from the point of view of an international student.
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