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Pope Francis is not a Progressive Ally

Logan Clements explains the archaic tendencies of the Catholic Church despite Pope Francis' seemingly progressive leanings.
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A.S. Election Endorsements 2017

The Nexus interviewed all nine executive candidates last week to determine its endorsements for the 2017-18 academic year, selecting the most qualified and directed candidates for each position.
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Jack Tannenbaum for Student Advocate General

Though he is running unopposed, the Nexus believes Tannenbaum demonstrates the necessary character and goals for the position.
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Jasmine Sandhu for A.S. Internal Vice President

Jasmine Sandhu, having served on A.S. Finance and Business Committee, Committee on Committees and Senate, looks to be a fit replacement for Natalie Jordan, the current IVP.
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Batsheva Stoll for A.S. External Vice President of Local Affairs

The Nexus endorses Batsheva Stoll as EVPLA because we believe her continued dedication to I.V. and plans for its future will lead to successful progress for our college town.
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Menelik Dagnachew for A.S. External Vice President of Statewide Affairs

The Nexus endorses third-year English major Menelik Dagnachew for the office of Associated Students external vice president of statewide affairs (EVPSA).
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Hieu Le for A.S. President

Le could take a few lessons from Nemeh on the inner workings of A.S., but ultimately Le is the representative for all students at UCSB.
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Discrimination Looks and Ends Both Ways

Scarlet Serrano discusses her experience with immigration into the US and how colorism can affect those of lighter or darker skin tones.
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A Lack of Empathy in the Justice System

Allie Lebos recounts a troubling experience with police dispatch after seeking help.
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A View Through the Haze: A Stoner’s Gaze at UCSB

Opinion Editor Sebastianne Kent hopes you take full advantage of your 4/20.
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Attachment in an Unattached Love

Allie Lebos tells us how to deal with feelings of attachment in an era where "friends with benefits" relationships and hookups reign.
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Epicurus: So you want to be happy? … Well, you won’t like the answer.

Brian Wheat discusses Epicurus' philosophy on how to attain happiness through the pursuit of friendships over love and meaning over money.
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Advice for an Anxious Mind

Zach Morgan writes on the importance of acknowledging and addressing mental health issues such as anxiety, and how pursuing balance in your life leads to overall well-being.
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Isla Vista Infrastructure Needs Measure O

Interestingly enough, Measure F and Measure O have intertwining narratives.
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An America Without Free Press

Anjalie Tandon discusses why free press is essential to America's democracy, and how the Trump presidency is a threat to both.
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