I’ll be perfectly honest — UCSB wasn’t my first choice, by far. I came out of high school the preppy, sarcastic valedictorian of a sleepy suburb no one’s heard of. Despite receiving the Regents Scholarship here, I was sure that I was off to Pomona College in Claremont. Surely, someone […]
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Bipartisanship is a word that is bandied around by our politicians often but rarely practiced. In some ways, to even talk about bipartisanship in American politics is a foolhardy exercise. Vitriolic exchanges between parties have characterized our Republic since its earliest days. Among the more infamous exchanges were John Adams’ […]
When I arrived in our nation’s capital for my time at UCDC this week, I had the opportunity to witness and photograph protesters outside the Supreme Court rallying in support of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. Many held posters with the now nauseatingly familiar equal sign currently plastered all […]
Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the case of Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder. The case concerns Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which stipulates that particular areas of the country that do not meet a certain threshold for minority […]
With delicious chicken bites, pickles on buns, friendly customer service and entirely reasonable prices for it all, Chick-fil-A has long been, at least in my experience, one of the most ideally run fast(er) food restaurants our country has to offer. If my memory serves me correctly, I knew about them […]