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Pill Your Way to An ‘A’? Because Study Buddies Come in All Shapes and Sizes … Like Small and Oblong

As the insurmountable academic stress known as dead week and finals looms like a menacing black cloud above Davidson Library, the student body of UCSB will find themselves in a time management conundrum which seems to strike every 11 weeks: how will we manage to regurgitate so much material in […]

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Mind, Body and Soul: 3-Pack or Individually Sold?

You see a shimmering, brilliant white light approaching on the horizon. Your vision begins to rapidly constrict as if you’re traveling through a tightening tunnel at the speed of light. As you soar through this spectacular tunnel towards the glowing light, you pass by deceased family members and memories of […]

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Drugs and the Divine: Could Spiritual Transcendence Be Only A Pop, Drop or Toke Away?

“Turn on, tune in, drop out”: this six word catchphrase coined by the psychologist Timothy Leary is most closely associated with the drug counterculture and progressive social transformation of the ‘60s. Leary, who, as a professor at Harvard, researched and advocated the use of hallucinogenic substances, believed that substances like […]

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Follow the Silkroad… To Get Your Drugs and Guns at the End of This Cyperspace Rainbow

Among the Internet’s giant e-commerce sites like Amazon and eBay exists a relatively unknown and secretive marketplace called Silkroad, which operates in a hidden corner of the web. In many ways, Silkroad resembles any ordinary website, but instead of an e-outlet for electronics and shoes, it functions as an online […]

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Giving Green the Green Light: Feds Say ‘No,’ State Says ‘Go’

This past Tuesday, cannabis enthusiasts and weed smokers witnessed some pretty dank political outcomes. First, former pot-smoker and current president, Barack Obama was re-elected; second, both Colorado and Washington passed legislation to legalize recreational use of marijuana and, lastly, Halo 4 was released to the satisfaction of couch-ridden stoners worldwide. […]