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Janus and Unions on the Threshold

Tom Steel and Laurence Young advocate for a ruling in favor of AFSCME in an ongoing Supreme Court case.
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I Was Wrong About the People Who Make Their Cereal Milk-first

Sai Vemireddy delves into the mindset of outside-the-box individuals who pour their milk before their cereal, rather than the other way around.
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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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Argument in the Office: Should You Choose a Plant-Based Diet?

Opinion writers Harper Lambert and Calista Liu discuss the merits and drawbacks of adopting an entirely plant-based diet.
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Sex Education is Failing American Students

Claire Horsley highlights the importance of sex education and questions why our school system does not consider sexual health a priority for students.
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Existential Crises and the Quest for Validation

Anjalie Tandon offers an alternative view to the idea that a successful career is essential to form one's identity and purpose in life.
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Hey, Hillary Clinton: I Pegged

Opinion writer Roxie Night details her experience with the often stigmatized sexual activity known as "pegging" and provides several tips for the sexually ambitious.
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Trump Needs to Focus on Cutting the Deficit: An Analysis of the SOTU

Rick Zierer reflects on Trump's State of the Union address and calls on the president to reduce unnecessary spending.
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UCSB Major Roulette: An Outdated Tradition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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Stop Perpetuating Tide Pod Culture

Anyi Cheng cautions against the dangers of the latest absurd meme craze.
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Best Dating Apps for People at UCSB Who Are Interested in Being in a Relationship

With Valentine's Day approaching, Komal Surani breaks down the online dating scene to assist Gauchos on their search for love.
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Negativity: A New Social Norm

Alaina Ayres questions the tendency of people to spiral into negativity just to have something to talk about.
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Surviving the Sophomore Slump

Calista Liu talks about how Sophomore year can be up and down at times.
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No DACA, No Deal- Don’t Take Your Students For Granted

Kristin Hsu, the External V.P. for Statewide Affairs for Associated Students, makes the case to hold Salud Carbajal accountable for his vote on H.R. 195.
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Argument in the Office: New Year New You? Or More of the Same?

Laurel Rinehart and Ali Abouesh debate the validity of the resolution trend at the dawn of this New Year.
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