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State Street feels empty and different with retail apocalypse

Gerardo Zavala, Associate Editor

April 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Walking down State Street and enjoying its many shops and beautiful aesthetics has always been a great past time for Santa Barbarians. However, walking down State Street has taken a very different meaning in recent years. Today,...

SBCC students should take advantage of outdoor PE classes


April 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

City College students walk from one class to the next, glancing at the coastal view they wish they had time for. Little do they know, they can easily make time to enjoy the outdoors of Santa Barbara and get school credit for...

Student says advertising to children should be banned

Julia Pizza, Associate Editor

April 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a child, I fell victim to the manipulative ads for fancy dolls and fattening junk food. After almost 20 years of being exposed to catchy advertising, I still get caught in the clever trap. Every time I scroll through...

SBCC student regrets choosing first love over first-choice college

Madeline K. Nathaus, Channels Staff

April 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Personal

One year ago, I decided to stay home for college to be with my boyfriend. Ten days after the decision deadline— he broke up with me. I was a senior in high school. Desperate to leave Ventura, California, I whined about...

Journalists should be encouraged by Trump era

JULIA PIZZA, News Editor

April 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It may be hard to admit, but the election of President Donald Trump is the best thing that ever happened to mainstream journalism. While Trump has continuously accused the The New York Times as having a “failing reputation” and bein...

California drought is not over

James Livingston, Channels Staff

April 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Millions of glaringly bright poppies and wildflowers blooming en masse upon hillsides and throughout deserts across California have emerged as a symbol for the light at the end of the tunnel. The worst drought in the state’s recorded ...

Latina student turns fear over immigration policies into power

Kelsey Lopez, Channels Staff

April 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Families all over the country, including my own, are at higher risk of being torn apart and broken. Americans who support Donald Trump's new immigration policies argue that most of these immigrants are criminals or bad people. Yet, they fail to real...

“Safe spaces” on campus give a deeper meaning for students

ZURI SMITH, Channels Staff

March 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

What does it mean to have a “safe space”? Some people would simply define it as a space that is safe. But what does that really mean? Does that mean that the space is safe for you physically, or can it have a deeper meaning? For...

Student says to care for body and mind, enjoy Santa Barbara

JACKIE COBOS, Channels Staff

March 24, 2017

Filed under Columns, Local, Opinion

There is no doubt that Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful––and most expensive––places to live, but unfortunately many students don’t often have the chance to appreciate the beauty of it due to the amount of stress...

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