Outside Opinions

Reaching for the Stars, the TMT Project Fails Those Below

The Mauna Kea Protectors at UCSB critique the UC's involvement in the Thirty Meter Telescope project, urging divestment.
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The Disproportionate Impact of the Pandemic on Migrant Essential Workers in California

A research team at the UCSB Center for Publicly Engaged Scholarship breaks down four things you need to know about being a migrant essential worker in California during the pandemic.
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Graduate Students Deserve Better Dental Care, and Resources Other Than Student Groups

Janna Haider and Jamiee Cook unpack the importance of dental care for graduate student employees and the apparent lack of support from the University of California in ensuring its provision.
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Where is the Green Badge for Mental Health?

Devin Anderson critiques the campus' response to an ongoing mental health crisis amidst its students and the true depths of its severity.
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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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International Students Reflect on a Year of Online Education

International students at UCSB reflect on this year's transition to online learning, highlighting its various benefits and consequences.
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The Malfeasance of the Modi Government in India

Julia Everson and Josephine Quock highlight the Indian government's wrongful imprisonment of Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba, pointing to a larger overall violation of human rights in India.
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Why You Should Work on Campus

Lindsey Terra discusses the UCSB IT internship and why you should want to work on campus.
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We Need Noncitizen Suffrage

Eric Heilmann lays out the reasons why non-citizens should be able to vote in this country.
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There Is Power In A Union

Taylor Clark and Riley Hull emphasize the power of organized labor and the need for strength in numbers.
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An Old Rage: The Overdue Need To Encourage Women’s Anger

Emma Mackie gets into female empowerment and the need for women to speak up.
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We Can’t Hide From Our History

Jarod Ramirez discusses the racist aspects of American history and what we need to do better throughout our systems in the future.
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With Eating Disorders, You Will Never Feel “Sick Enough”

Andrea Chavez Trejo discusses the destructiveness of eating disorders.
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Ditch Netflix and TikTok: An Argument in Favor of Reading

Julia Pekala offers some stimulating alternatives to spending hours glued to your screen during quarantine.
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Palestinian Rights and the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

Harrison Kerdman discusses the IHRA definition of antisemitism.
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