Opinion

An Ode to Summers Past

Now that the school year has ended, Kian Karamdashti contemplates how the concept of summer has changed for him.
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What I Learned From the Kids Without Limits

Jordan Curiel ruminates on what she learned from volunteering at a camp for children with limb differences.
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Chancellor Yang: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Miya Herzstein investigates the infatuation with our beloved chancellor.
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Don’t Choke Me, Daddy

Eloise Scott emphasizes the importance of getting consent before getting kinky.
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The Politics of A Good Night’s Sleep

Examining the social implications of sleep, Kian Karamdashti encourages readers to hit snooze.
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Load Shedding Is Nasty

While studying abroad in South Africa, Miranda de Moraes exposes how energy regulations enforce inequality.
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“Best Of” 2019

The Daily Nexus presents its annual "Best Of" Isla Vista awards for 2019! Our readers chose their favorites around town such as food, music and places that light up Isla Vista.
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Farewell from the Editor: Thanks for the Stories

Graduating opinion editor Laurel Rinehart shares her goodbye to the Nexus.
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Letter From the Editor: Hello From Incoming Editor-in-Chief Hannah Jackson

My nontraditional road these past few years has allowed me to appreciate the multi-faceted beauty of the Nexus. Having written for five sections in my first two years, I have a unique understanding of...
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Letter From the Editor: Merk’s Goodbye to Paradise

Well, things change, and I am forever thankful for the memories this place left me with. I am thankful that for one year I was able to run this paper and though I did not get to do everything I wanted...
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Is Your Daily Routine Someone Else’s?

Morgan Wiitala asks her fellow Gauchos to examine the effect YouTube videos have on their routines.
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What Cultural Appropriation Means To Second-Generation Migrants

Raveen Sivashanker examines the role that second-generation migrants play in the cultural appropriation debate.
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Don’t Let First-Year FOMO Bring You Down

Paige Holloway espouses why you should stop letting FOMO affect your self-esteem.
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How Defensive Architecture Hurts I.V.’s Houseless Population

Andrea Dager discusses the impact of defensive architecture on I.V.'s houseless population.
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How Sexism Affected My Summer Experience

Ciera Jaemison shares her personal experiences with sexism at her summer job.
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