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Two Down, Two to Go: Reflections From the Halfway Mark

As her sophomore year comes to a close, Assistant Opinion Editor Hannah Jackson reflects on her UCSB experience thus far.
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In Slow-Motion: Experiencing Loss From Afar

Hannah Jackson unpacks the emotions that come with experiencing grief as a college student.
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The Student Experience: Mental Health Vignettes

UCSB students share their stories and insights about mental health.
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A Love Letter to My Roots

Sanya Kamidi reflects on her cultural identity and what it means to be Indian.
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Existential Crises and the Quest for Validation

Anjalie Tandon offers an alternative view to the idea that a successful career is essential to form one's identity and purpose in life.
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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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Reflections from the Halfway Mark: The Ups and Downs of My First Two Years as a Gaucho

Laurel Rinehart takes a walk down memory lane and shares advice and insights from her college experience.
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Mental Health Studies: A Patient Perspective on Psychology

An in-depth look at the lack of inclusion in Psychology and an analysis of the effects it has on marginalized groups.
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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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Moving Up and Moving On: Breaking Patterns

Allie Lebos identifies the importance of recognizing patterns. whether good or bad, in our lives.
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Finding the Good

Daniella Rodriguez discusses the importance of appreciating the little things in your day and how this practice can improve your overall mentality.
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Morning Glory

Allie Lebos meditates on the peace and calm that come with making mornings your me-time.
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The Telling of Time

Allie Lebos reminds us that no matter how off it might feel, the timing is always right.
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