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UCSB Major Roulette: An Outdated Tradition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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College Students Need Cheaper Textbooks

Andres Castañeda questions the steep price of education as textbook-buying season approaches.
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Sensationalism in Social Media

Brian Do cautions against the perception that social media posts are an accurate reflection of everyday life.
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Letter from the Editor: Let’s Chat

I want to be the editor in chief of a newspaper that can serve as a complete emblem of our current community for years to come, in all our voices and in all our stories.
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The Economics of Net Neutrality

An in-depth look at the sometimes confusing economics behind Net Neutrality, and how it affects our ISPs.
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Should I Stay or Should I Evacuate?: Students’ Focus Disrupted by Thomas Fire

Naima Sudjian-Carlisle urges UCSB's administration to take the Thomas fire seriously for the sake of students' health and safety.
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Pulling Back the Red Curtain: Why Hollywood is Currently Outdated

Ali Abouesh and Laurel Rinehart take a look at the current state of the movement for diversity in film.
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Argument in the Office: Should Gauchos be Smoking Big Doinks?

Opinion editors Laurel Rinehart and Ali Abouesh debate the merits of marijuana usage in Isla Vista in light of its imminent legalization.
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Biking On Campus Sucks So Bad

Ali Abouesh is over how some people at this school bike, and wants it to be safer for everyone.
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