The Pointlessness of Pot Persecution

The fight for the right to use hemp and laugh at one’s rulers has been happening constantly for centuries. The desire for a central authority to control and regulate the natural interconnectedness o...
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Stringent Laws Designed to Serve Communities and Minimize Bias

Ahhh, spring in Isla Vista! There is nothing like cruising down Del Playa Drive and enjoying the cool breeze under the warm sun as I listen to the waves crashing upon the cliffs.
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Left Said:Student Backlash Plays Into Horowitz’s Hand

If you browsed a bookstore, you would quickly run across books warning of liberal academia’s orthodoxy over us brainwashed students. One such website is CampusReform.org, whose stated purpose is to ...
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Right Said:Horowitz Provokes Diverse Discourse

What does it mean to be political? Media and other “very important people” tell us it means to disagree civilly over public policy and politically correct narratives. However, when these constrai...
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Cops Are Elected To Keep Order, Not Create Chaos

Sometimes I fear for the Bear Flag Republic. I was walking through our beloved Isla Vista around midnight. It was a weekday and the streets were quiet. The air was warm and peaceful, pregnant with the...
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Dare to Discover Different Flavors of Sexual Deviancy

Sex can be compared to many different things, but I like to compare it to flavors of ice cream. I mean, everyone likes ice cream, right? Just as there is an endless variety of flavors of ice cream, th...
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Bag Ban Would Break Corporate Inertia and Beach Pollution

Over the past three years, the nonprofits Save the Mermaids, Surfrider, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and LoaTree have been working to bring the issue of single-use plastic bags in large retail stores b...
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Ancient Stoner Warriors Shame Modern Social Straight Edges

There is a village in China that knows the secret to long life: wine and cannabis. Ancient civilizations across the planet knew the various incredible aspects of the cannabis plant and the value of a ...
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Right Said: Dismiss Democrats To Retain Freedom

Instead of discussing A.S elections for the whole column, I would first like to state I will proudly be supporting the only practical and serious slate — O.P.P. (Open People’s Party) — in additi...
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Legal, Organized Resistance Builds Against SHO

The Social Host Ordinance is here. Like it or not, the I.V. Foot Patrol’s fantasy has come to life. Whether you’ve heard about the ordinance or not, the Foot Patrol is planning on heavily enforcin...
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Barbara Boxer Deserves Senate Seat Over Fiorina

Young people are undecided and uninformed about the election next week, according to recent polls. Students also have a reputation for being aloof about elections, especially midterm elections.
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The Hump Addresses Final Sex Questions

Below are a series of questions written by a group of truly sophisticated, resourceful college boys. I’ve been instructed to answer all the questions honestly and without reserve.
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Seniors Should Reconsider Their Perspective on Underclassmen

“Oh wow, you’re a senior? Man, you’re probably the oldest person here.” Ouch. Like big wooden splinter in the soft spot between your toes kind of ouch.
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Only the Envious Deem Others “Sluts”

I went to a wedding in Montecito this weekend, and despite my skepticism about happily ever after in your early 20s, I was touched by the couple’s devotion.
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Avoiding the Dangers of Sexual Dehydration

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up curled comfortably next to one of my best friends. He jolted up, looked at me, and then with a disappointed look on his face, muttered, “Shit, I thought I got laid f...
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