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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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Vote Like Your Life Depends On it

At a time when civic participation is especially critical, casting your ballot is an essential step to ensure your voice is heard.
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Don’t Give Killers Publicity

In a country where mass shootings are all too common, Rick Zierer emphasizes the importance of not giving undue attention to the shooters.
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Measure R – Let’s Take Back OUR Isla Vista

Jonathan Abboud asserts that voting Yes on Measure R is the right decision for the benefit of the Isla Vista community.
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Isla Vista Needs Your Support for Measure R

James Ferraro compels Isla Vistans to vote "Yes" on Measure R in the election on June 5th.
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Op-Ed: The Case For a United Associated Students

James Ferraro calls for unity and inclusion within campus politics.
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I Hate Your “Pussy Grabs Back” Shirts

Katherine Chen sheds light on some of the flaws of the modern feminist movement.
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Janus and Unions on the Threshold

Tom Steel and Laurence Young advocate for a ruling in favor of AFSCME in an ongoing Supreme Court case.
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