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In 2020, ‘Nice Guys’ Finish First

In response to Joe Biden's presidential candidacy, Grace Wiley argues that political figures must be held accountable for sexual misconduct.
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Liberalism vs. Open-Mindedness: No, They’re Not the Same

Jordan Curiel points out the differences between left-leaning politics and true liberalism.
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The Border Wall Argument Stands on a Shaky Foundation

Kian Karamdashti pokes holes in national immigration policy and the argument for a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border.
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The Fight Against Climate Change Starts With You

Stella Calbert argues in favor of taking individual action to combat climate change.
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Letter from the Editor | A Call for Civility During Divestment

Opinion Editors Hannah Jackson and Harper Lambert issue a reminder that dissent does not excuse hate speech.
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Letter to the Editor | In Opposition of Divestment

Sarah Mehrnia argues that A.S. Senate should not divest from Israel.
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Not Again: Protect Santa Barbara From Cat Canyon Oil Development

Gordon Hahn and Alexandra Leal Silva take a stand against the construction of oil wells in Santa Barbara.
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What’s the Real Cost of a Strawberry?

Amarica Rafanelli explores the true cost of labor in the U.S., and how we take it for granted in our everyday products and lives.
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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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Separating Artists From Their Art: When Are They #Canceled?

Alysha Agarwal debates the severity of #canceled culture in the age of the Internet, and where we should really draw the line.
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Performative Protest or Pure Profit: Can Brands Have It All?

Melanie Ziment explores the relationship between corporate empires and grassroots social movements.
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Are You a Murderer or a Sexist? Choose One

Annabel Li discusses the dichotomous nature of the abotion debate.
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The Clickbait Debate: Is Gossip Newsworthy?

Morgan Wiitala examines the blurred line between news and entertainment in media coverage of the Trump Administration.
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A Plea for Constructive Dialogue

Vince Feliciano sheds light on the necessity for respectful discussion in university settings.
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Argument in the Office: Are Celebrities Obligated to ‘Speak Now’ On Politics?

Opinion editors Laurel Rinehart and Harper Lambert discuss Taylor Swift's political Instagram post and debate the role of celebrities in civic discourse.
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