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Nexus News Team Introduces Community Outreach Beat

In an effort to expand our coverage and more accurately represent our community, we are creating a new community outreach beat within the news section beginning Winter Quarter 2022. 
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Letter From the Opinion Editors: Moving Forward

Opinion Editors Emily Kocis and Toni Shindler-Ruberg reflect on the history of the Opinion section and the Nexus, and what that means moving forward.
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Letter From a Former Editor: Bittersweet Revelations

"Dismantling systemic issues is a job for the united collective and moves beyond the individual and their abilities," writes former Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair Maya Pacheco.
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The Lack of Windows is Not the Only Design Problem With Munger Hall

UC Santa Barbara alumnus and former member of UCSB's Design Review Committee, Marc Vukcevich reflects on the main failures of the campus' Munger Hall project.
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Argument in the Office: The Del vs. The Bell

Makenna Stark and Aaron Wells debate which chain restaurant holds the crown.
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Political Hobbyism: America’s Favorite Pastime

Brian Byrne unpacks the complex implications behind policymakers' participation in America's favorite pastime.
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Why Isn’t UCSB Verified on Instagram?

Reese Coblentz argues that verifying UC Santa Barbara on Instagram is more important than you might think.
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#FreeIV — End the Halloween Police Occupation Now.

Taylor Clark advocates for a reevaluation of traditional police-heavy response to Halloween in Isla Vista.
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Libraries Are an Invaluable Resource, and They Should Be Protected and Prioritized

Kareena Dhillon unpacks the trove of resources that libraries offer, establishing them as an invaluable public resource.
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Spooky Stories From the Opinion Staff

The Opinion Staff share their best spooky stories in honor of Halloween.
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Ask AJ: Halloween Horrors

AJ answers all your pressing questions about Halloween festivities and dealing with midterm stress.
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Siri and Shopping Carts

Toni Shindler-Ruberg unpacks the trend of gendered artificial intelligence and its implications of automatically conflating femininity with servitude.
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The Troubling Commodification and Appropriation of Spirituality

Maggie Modovsky explores the troubling commodification and appropriation of spirituality as a trend.
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Argument in the Office: Booster or Bust

Emily Kocis and Toni Shindler-Ruberg debate the nuances and priorities surrounding vaccine booster shots.
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Ask AJ: Barely Functional Fall

AJ breaks down some fall fallacies.
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