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Social Media Is Dumbing Down Political Discourse

Brian Wheat critiques the polarization of opinions and discourse in the modern political landscape.
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Hands Off Our Birth Control

Hannah Jackson stresses the importance of women having fair access to contraceptives.
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Me Too

Hannah Jackson confronts the sobering truth about the prevalence of sexual assault in America.
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Equality and Wealth for All: the Future of Capitalism

Nathan Prisco is discussing the numerous issues that currently plague a majority of people in our current economic system.
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America’s Need to Reevaluate Free Speech

Emma Xing questions the meaning of free speech and whether it applies if the safety and well-being of groups of people are at stake.
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UCSB’s Disinterest for Memes Nauseates Me to my Core

Katherine Chen exposes UCSB's lack of meme culture in comparison to other universities.
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Fight for Your Right to Party Politik

Shyam Sriram and Adam Wolfe showcase the unique political culture of UCSB and the Isla Vista Community.
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Americans Need to Start Thinking Critically About the Second Amendment

Laurel Rinehart is opening the dialogue on the problem of having almost any weapon available to almost any individual.
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We Can No Longer Ignore the Fraternity Problem

Ali Abouesh criticizes pervasive issues of power and exploitation within the institution of Greek life.
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Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Cutting It

Hannah Jackson confronts the reality of gun violence in America and advocates for stricter gun control policies.
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How SZA Captured the Secret Anxieties of Modern Women

Laurel Rinehart discusses SZA's latest album and the unique emotional qualities that set it apart from other musical works.
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The Reality of Trump

Ali Abouesh examines President Trump's actions thus far and urges readers not to become complacent in the current political climate.
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A Student Perspective on Keeping the Perkins Loan

That is why I am outraged to hear that the Perkins loan is being discontinued — because I know the amount of good it has done for low income students.
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Sheriff Brown Has Been Waiting for a President Like Trump

Kathy Smith questions Sheriff Brown's stances on immigration, prisons and other controversial issues.
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Preserving Our Rights in the Digital Age

Hugh Cook explores the potential for exploitation when one logs onto the Internet and advises users on how they can protect themselves.
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