Editorials

Working Beneath Storke Tower: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at our Editorial Process

Ever wondered what happens to the op-eds that you guys write in? Here's a sneak peek at what we do here at the Nexus Opinion desk.
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Letter From the Editor: Welcome to Paradise

A message to incoming students from Nexus Editor in Chief Marissa Wenzke.
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The Freshman Fifteen(s): How to Conquer UCSB, from Classroom to Keg Stand

The Daily Nexus staff rounded up some essential tips for surviving your freshman year from academics to partying.
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Letter from the Editor: Practicing the Art of Peaceful Protests

In the past six weeks, the Supreme Court struck down California’s ban on gay marriage, Texas passed a law which will severely restrict a woman’s right to an abortion, George Zimmerman walked free ...
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Farewell from Opinion: L & T Sign Off

  When I first took my graduation gown out of its packaging, I nearly cried. I am not wearing that. No way. No. Never. ‘If you put that thing on,’ my inner voice-over warned, ‘the bubble wi...
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The Nexus Responds: We Appreciate You, But Times Are Tough

We at the Nexus would first and foremost like to reiterate our support of the Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity Department, including all of the associated groups mentioned in the above letter. To the ...
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With the Nexus’ Lock-In Fee Renewal Coming Up, We Just Have To Say…

Among the various candidates and measures on this year’s Associated Students ballot, you will notice that the Daily Nexus is up for a biennial reaffirmation of its quarterly student lock-in fee. Wit...
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2013 Daily Nexus Candidate and Fee Endorsements

As another year of A.S. Elections have come to purview, “accountability,” “affordability,” “transparency” and “accessibility” are just some of the overtly vague keywords to once again ...
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Deltopia Revisited: What Can We Learn?

Red cups. Abs everywhere. Pulsing music. Nothing but sunny skies dotted with the occasional water balloon. This year’s Deltopia was no exception to the celebration’s repertoire. We all partook, Ne...
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Redefining “Publishable”: In Defense of the Position of the Week

A candy heart-covered nipple doesn’t hold the same sweet appeal to all who cross its path, according to a recent (mildly outraged) letter to the editor entitled “Gaucho Porn?” in the Santa Barba...
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Student Crossword Enthusiast Has 99 Problems and They’re All Down or Across

There are a concerned and heretofore voiceless set of students on campus whom on behalf of which I intend to write you. We are the students showing up early to lecture halls, the bus stop waiters, the...
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Prop 37: Don’t Let Frankenfoods Scare You

Like any student riding their bike to class, I am forced to see the mass of political signs along the bike paths. However one sign during this election season has caught me off guard: A sign asking vo...
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Daily Nexus Presents Proposition Endorsements

Proposition 30: yes This ballot initiative provides the students of the University of California system the long-awaited break from continuous tuition hikes they have endured and fiercely campaigned a...
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UC Employee Calls For Students’ Support During Protests

Dear Students: As the people who cook, clean and care for you and your campus, the work we do is essential to the UC’s ability to provide you with a world-class education. Our work isn’t glamorous...
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Pass the Torch Already: Confronting Today’s Generation Gap

The first result of a Google search for “millennial generation” is a Wikipedia article. The second result is a statistical analysis of Generation Y’s marital status and participation in the work...
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