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Argument in the Office: Are Beauty Pageants Feminist or Flawed?

Joshen Mantai and Emily Hickingbottom debate the value of beauty pageants in today's society. Are they testaments to the feminist movement, or are they holding women back in the era of #MeToo?
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Honestly, Honesty is Easier

Emily Smith extolls the virtues of being honest with her parents and the role that plays in fostering healthy relationships.
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Healthcare in College is a Total Headache

Opinion Editor Hannah Jackson dissects the difficulty of dealing with medical side effects while also being a full-time student.
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Perfect But Passive: The Problem With the ‘Model Minority’

Annabel Li breaks down the myth of the model minority.
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In Defense of Dutch Directness

Britt de Visser argues that we should take a page out the Dutch's books and try being more straightforward in our daily interactions.
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Ask AJ: Coffee and Cunnilingus

AJ offers advice on how to navigate the intricacies of oral sex to shooting your shot with a coffee shop cutie.
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Who Wants Free Money?

Annabel Li examines the potential impact that Universal Basic Income could have on college students.
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Great Sexpectations

Max Hampton issues an important reminder that consent is always sexy!
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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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