Opinion

Why the Rise of QAnon is a Cause for Concern

Surya Swaroop unpacks the history and implications of the insidious conspiracy theory, QAnon, tracking its influence on political instability.
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Should You Support Fast Fashion During the Pandemic?

Anum Damani questions whether we should support fast fashion brands or not in the context of the pandemic.
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Roll Call Racism: The Power In Pronunciation

Atmika Iyer unpacks her own lifelong struggle to reconcile conflicting aspects of her identity in examining its inextricable link to something as fundamental as her name.
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Kamala Harris as VP: The Saving Grace or Downfall of Joe Biden

Sara Rubin discusses the decision to choose Senator Kamala Harris to be former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate.
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Send Me Your Location – Or Don’t

Joshen Mantai examines the implications of location sharing within personal relationships and its tendency to contribute to an overall culture of virtual oversharing.
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Letter From the Editor: The Screens Between Us Don’t Have To Be Barriers

A letter of welcome from Editor in Chief Harper Lambert.
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Letter From the Editor: Goodbye to All That

Hannah Jackson, Editor in Chief 2019-2020, bids farewell to her time at the Nexus.
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Covid Crushin’: Ditch Your S.O. or Stay a Simp

Opinion editors, Emily Kocis and Melanie Ziment debate whether or not the pandemic has killed off the turkey drop.
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Ask AJ: One Marijuana & Too Many Yerbs

AJ delves into the issue of Tortoise Water Amersion and UCPD's puke patrol.
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Repeating Mistakes: Exxon’s Oil Rigs

Kaelen Perrochet discusses the dangers of Exxon Mobil's decision to reopen the oil rigs off the coast of Santa Barbara
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Response to “An Open Letter to the UCSB Department of Geography”

Current and former graduate students of the UCSB Department of Geography respond to an open letter published previously in the Daily Nexus.
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A True Secular Government

Nathan Lee explores the deep connection between religion and government in America, noting how it contrasts greatly with other global perspectives.
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Ask AJ: Founding Fathers & FOMO

Ask AJ gives answers on how to deal with friends and parents during the continuing quarantine. 
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Reform Is Not Enough: Why We Should Defund and Dismantle the Police

Carley Weiler explores the racist roots of the American policing system and explains the need for the defunding of police.
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Toxic Masculinity Discourages Empathy for Social Justice

Atmika Iyer discusses the impact of toxic masculinity on men's ability to join in on social justice movements and how we can combat it.
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