Sign of the Times

Considering Roe v. Wade: What It Really Means To Carry a Baby to Term

Zoha Malik takes a critical look at how restrictive reproductive rights may compound the pre-existing consequences pregnancy has on physical and mental health.
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Signing Off On Deaf History Month

Reese Coblentz reflects on the importance of Deaf History Month and the major milestones it celebrates.
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Vacation: Proceed With Caution

Reese Coblentz encourages conscious travel amid ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines.
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What You Can Do to Help the People in Ukraine

Reese Coblentz outlines ways to support the people of Ukraine.
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A Personal Crisis Across the World: Ukraine’s Fight

Michelle Shteynberg reflects on the crisis in Ukraine through a personal lens.
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University’s Unequal Accessibility Exacerbated During Fall Quarter

Kareena Dhillon illuminates the faults within UCSB's accessibility framework.
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2, 4, 6, 8 … Which UC Mascots Do We Appreciate?

Amitha Bhat issues her definitive ranking of the UC mascots, all of which are unsettling in one way or another.
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Why Social Security Needs to be Saved

Vijay Homan unpacks the benefits and flaws of the American social security system.
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The Effects of Systemic Anti-Blackness in Healthcare

Emily Kocis and Toni Shindler-Ruberg investigate the intricacies of systemic anti-Blackness in the healthcare system.
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You Should Abandon Your Climate Nihilism

Zoha Malik unpacks a productive approach to often seemingly overwhelming prospects of climate change.
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Political Hobbyism: America’s Favorite Pastime

Brian Byrne unpacks the complex implications behind policymakers' participation in America's favorite pastime.
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#FreeIV — End the Halloween Police Occupation Now.

Taylor Clark advocates for a reevaluation of traditional police-heavy response to Halloween in Isla Vista.
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Libraries Are an Invaluable Resource, and They Should Be Protected and Prioritized

Kareena Dhillon unpacks the trove of resources that libraries offer, establishing them as an invaluable public resource.
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Spooky Stories From the Opinion Staff

The Opinion Staff share their best spooky stories in honor of Halloween.
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The World Is Literally on Fire and Here’s Why

Athina Mihalopoulos reflects on the fires that ravaged Greece this summer, highlighting the dangers of both climate change and arson.
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