Opinion

An Open Letter to the UCSB Department of Geography

Graduates of the UCSB geography community respond to a recent tweet put out by the geography department.
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The Sands of Death: Why Beaches Should Be Closed

Peter Figueira unpacks the various problems with swarming beaches amidst a still serious pandemic and instead argues on the side of safety.
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Black Lives Matter: Please Don’t Just Post — It’s Time To Listen

Sara Rubin highlights the many pitfalls of performative activism and encourages a more active approach to advocacy that reaches beyond social media's trending page.
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International Students on the Transition to Remote Learning

International students share their experiences with remote learning during spring quarter 2020.
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Ask AJ: We’re Still in Quarantine Edition

Local advice guru AJ is back with more socially distanced tips.
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Mental Health During Quarantine and Its Significance for UCSB Students

Marina Jones breaks down the complicated transition to online learning and its implications for the mental health of UCSB students.
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Why Are the Police So Afraid of Transparency and Accountability?

Sean Crommelin examines the lack of accountability in our current law enforcement and expresses the importance of expelling officers with histories of misconduct.
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Saying “I’m Not a Racist” Isn’t Enough

Surya Swaroop believes we all need to be taking an active role in fighting racial injustice.
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Letter to the Editor: The Nexus Needs to Commit to Formal Diversity Initiatives

Outgoing editor Sanya Kamidi outlines formal diversity initiatives that the Nexus must put in place.
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Letter From the Editor | This Section is For You

Opinion Editor Melanie Ziment reaches out to continue the dialogue about how we can actively oppose the racism and prejudice that underlines our society.
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Now More Than Ever, Binge Watching Is a Necessity

Katie Caracciolo wants you to keep binge watching your favorite shows.
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The Season of Animal Crossing

Pei Ja Anderson reflects on how the tranquil simplicity of Animal Crossing has helped her pass time through quarantine.
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Letter from the Editor | In Response to A.S. President Beasley’s Statement

The Nexus only published what we could fully corroborate, and we stand by our reporting.
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Letter to the Editor: UC Labor Unions Are Fighting for Housing Rights During Global Pandemic

Unions representing UC workers speak out about their fight for housing rights for their workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Guns, Germs, and Steeling for the Future

Emily Kocis rejects the recent labeling of firearm business as essential during the pandemic.
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