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Quarter-Life Crisis: Facing My Fear of Commitment

At the ripe old age of 21, Kian Karamdashti experiences a major life crisis.
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Not Again: Protect Santa Barbara From Cat Canyon Oil Development

Gordon Hahn and Alexandra Leal Silva take a stand against the construction of oil wells in Santa Barbara.
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Ask AJ: Pitching Your Roommate and Hitting for Both Teams

Is your roommate listening to porn too loudly? You asked and now AJ has answers.
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Bleed, Baby, Bleed!

Kat Chen's ode to the Diva cup.
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Why You Should Work in Customer Service

Anabel Costa argues that no job experience is insignificant where your career is concerned.
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Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last. Get Over It.

Jordan Curiel critiques the Nice Guy Complex, and what the real implications of the "friend zone."
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Family Vs. Self-Identity: Can You Have It Both Ways?

Examining cultural differences within her family, Melanie Ziment defines Judaism on her own terms.
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The College Status-Quo: Is It Always the Right Choice?

Sophia Rollins questions society's demands for a college degree, and considers the real reasons people choose to come to university.
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What’s the Real Cost of a Strawberry?

Amarica Rafanelli explores the true cost of labor in the U.S., and how we take it for granted in our everyday products and lives.
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It’s Affirmative: Yes Means Yes

Juliet Carter highlights the importance of teaching consent at a young age.
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Group or Individual Therapy — It Depends On You!

Jasmine Feng details her experiences with individual and group therapy and issues an important reminder that it does get better.
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The Best Education That Money Can Buy Isn’t Really the Best

Katherine Swartz takes a lens to the flawed college admissions process following the revelation that wealthy parents bribed their childrens' ways into elite universities.
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Ask AJ: Affairs of the Heart and Other Parts

From grooming to gamophobia, AJ tackles your most pressing questions.
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Flesh Prison: What Do You Call Yours?

In her inaugural Flesh Prison column, Kat Chen discusses the importance that names take in our lives and bodies.
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Not Your Exotic Babe: Navigating I.V. As Ethnically Ambiguous

Anna Roy breaks down why pickup lines that fetishize ethnic ambiguity are creepy, not cute.
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