Self Study

My mom lives in Isla Vista with me

Ella Conolley and Kira Logan discuss their unusual living situations to celebrate Mother’s Day.
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My mind is not a problem: How noise-canceling headphones helped my adult ADHD

Lizzy Rager reflects on how discovering a pair of headphones changed her relationship with ADHD.
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“I want to tell you a Sacramento story”

Riley Burke reflects on growing up in Sacramento and her layered connection with Joan Didion.
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Nostalgia: Who are we and where do we go?

Michelle Shteynberg reflects on nostalgia and how it makes us who we are.
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The Throne Zone: We tried every bathroom so you don’t have to — top 10 edition

Sam Healey and Seamus O’Meara are petitioning Chancellor Henry T. Yang so they can teach an “Intro to Bathroom Studies” course at UCSB.
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Letter to the editor: Hispanic Heritage Month Write-in

José Suarez and Luis Ledezma reflect on what being Hispanic means to them.
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An ode to my freshman year dorm

Kira Logan reminisces on her freshman year dorm experience.
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Love and attention: on my unremarkable hometown and remarkable mom

Emily Yoon reflects on her hometown and the intricacies of mother-daughter relationships.
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My freshman experience: Spring quarter and a year’s worth of takeaways

Amitha Bhat's three-part retrospective continues as she recounts her revitalizing spring quarter.
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My freshman experience: The horrid winter quarter

Amitha Bhat's three-part retrospective continues as she recounts her turbulent freshman winter quarter.
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My freshman experience: The fall quarter of denial

Spoiler alert: Amitha Bhat's freshman experience didn't go exactly as planned...
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It’s Okay To Change Your Major

Alice Zhang advocates for the choice to change one's major as she recounts her academic experience thus far.
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A Case Study for the Ages: Passion v. Profit

Amitha Bhat explores the painful importance of weighing one's desire for passion and profit.
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Bananas, Bimahs and Biology: On my Chinese and Jew-ish Experience

Toni Shindler-Ruberg unpacks her oftentimes conflating Jewish and Asian American identities, reflecting on the universality of not knowing.
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Your Performative Activism is Showing Again

Sydney Haupt discusses the recent attacks again Asian Americans in Atlanta and performative activism on social media.
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