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Remembering the Recovery

On the night of May 23, once the majority of us had become aware something very bad had happened, I called my parents and told them I was safe. May 24 was a gloomy day, no sun in Santa Barbara’s typ...
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Carrying on the Legacy of Christopher Michaels-Martinez

As the inaugural recipient of the Christopher Michaels-Martinez Memorial Scholarship, my experience of the events of May 23, 2014, is mostly secondhand. Campus administration created six scholarships ...
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A New Phase in Isla Vista

On the evening of May 23, 2014, I was just stepping out of the shower at my house in San Diego. It was Memorial Day weekend, and freshman me had returned home to spend some time with family and friend...
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Editor’s Note: Resilience Revisited

Three years after an immensely painful day in Isla Vista history, the last class of primary sources is packing its resilience and leaving behind footprints in the sand.
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The Politics of Veganism

Sebastianne Kent discusses the detriments to over-politicizing diet, and why an all or nothing approach to veganism makes it less widely accessible.
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Why the UC System Should Divest from Fossil Fuels: a Response to Nathan Prisco

Emily Williams responds to an article published yesterday on why UC should divest from fossil fuels, with a point by point counter on why she believes the UC system should divest, as a symbolic gestur...
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Why UCSB Should Not Divest From Fossil Fuels

Graduate student Nathan Prisco weighs in on the issue of the University's divestment from fossil fuels.
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Bike Accidents on Campus: The Unaddressed Epidemic

Sebastianne Kent addresses the ongoing problem of bicycle crashes in our community.
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It’s High Time That We End the Stigma Surrounding Marijuana Use

Laurel Rinehart questions why some turn a blind eye to alcohol while condemning marijuana use.
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The Real Reason Girls are Unsatisfied with I.V. Hookup Culture

Laurel Rinehart stresses the importance of women seeking out their own forms of pleasure.
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In Defense of Ethical Omnivorism

Austin Dalley warns against the issues inherent in the argument for veganism.
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Why UCSB Should Not Divest From Israel

A letter to the editor from Gefen Laredo in response to The Bottom Line's "Why UCSB Should Support Divestment."
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Just Because We Don’t Like it, Doesn’t Make it Hate Speech

Brian Wheat discusses the principle of free speech, and why he believes what constitutes "hate speech" is in fact, subjective.
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Why the UC Divested from DAPL and Why it’s a Big Deal

Grady Zant criticizes the UC's hypocrisy when it comes to divesting from fossil fuels.
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The Lies Behind the Label: Deception in Food Marketing

Ketia Johnson warns against misleading labels in the advertisements for "humane" food products.
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