Outside Opinions

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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Why American Public Universities Should Hesitate To Give Terror a Platform

Harrison Kerdman discusses the potential pitfalls of allowing controversial speakers a place to speak during university programs.
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Joe Biden Will Not Defeat Fascism, Class Warfare Will

Taylor Clark advocates for doing more beyond just voting for Biden in the 2020 election.
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Why You Should Vote Yes on Prop 16

UCSB Know Your Props provides a comprehensive deep dive into Proposition 16 and explores why voting in favor of it ultimately supports racial justice.
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Repeating Mistakes: Exxon’s Oil Rigs

Kaelen Perrochet discusses the dangers of Exxon Mobil's decision to reopen the oil rigs off the coast of Santa Barbara
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