The Channels

I disagree with my family’s values but learned to love them anyway

Brianna Crow, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

My sister-in-law and I have a pact that we never let each other go to family events alone. We both married into a conservative family. I have always been the black sheep in my right-leaning family, and enrolling in journalis...

Step aside, LeBron— Giannis is the new king of the East

Neil Erickson, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

“People can’t even pronounce his name, there’s no way he becomes an All-Star,” I told my friend Ben back in 2013. “I don’t even think I’ve seen him play before.”   “I’ll slap bet you that he makes an Al...

Social media is a refuge for LGBTQ+ youth to be themselves

Lucy Marx, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

I have spent most of my life keeping a giant, life-changing secret. It was the kind of secret that gnaws at your chest, weighs you down, and makes you feel like no one truly knows and understands you. No, I had never d...

Unpopular opinion: ditching remedial classes is a mistake

Anthony Zapata, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

In California, the importance of required remedial community college courses will be done away with in favor of a system seeking to get students in and out as fast as possible.   Assembly Bill 705 was a bill that went into ...

Makeup companies: mend the colorist gap, create darker tones

Sierra Shelton, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Time and time again, I find myself strolling through the nearest drugstore and leaving disappointed and empty-handed because of the lack of options for my skin tones sold in store. Doing makeup has been a hobby and part of my ...

Zoos are saving endangered species from brink of extinction

Kai Zheng, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

One of my earliest memories as a kid was running through the gates of the San Francisco Zoo, right as the doors opened. The drizzling Bay Area weather wasn’t enough to stop me from spending the entire day there, parents will...

We are pushing back towards sexism in the world of journalism

Elizabeth Saubestre, Lauren Michelle McGee, and Jun Starkey

April 12, 2019

Your attempts to flatter me are futile Around the time that I turned 12, I noticed that men were looking at me differently. I was no longer just a girl in their eyes, no longer a kid on her way to school. I was thrust into being a woman in a...

Gap years help young people discover their true potentials

Sarah Maninger, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2019

In a time when students’ educational plans are becoming more and more complex, it's important that we remind ourselves that gap years are the future of social growth. Gap years are no longer defined by months of students galavantin...

We can change anti-vaxxers’ minds through questioning

Jun Starkey, News Editor

April 5, 2019

“Vaccines will give your children autism,” is a phrase most people who use social media have probably heard a few times. This claim seems so ridiculous, right? Well, not to everybody. There is a growing movement of pare...

Opioid abuse in college students is on the rise, it needs to stop

Isabel Ivancovich, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

After living in Isla Vista for a year and a half, I thought I had seen it all when it comes to college parties. When I think about my time here, opioids don’t necessarily come to mind. These substances have never been brou...

Hip dysplasia can’t stop me— I will continue chasing dreams

Valerie van den Broek, Features Editor

March 22, 2019

“What happened? Where did you get that big scar on your leg from?” is a question I hear all too often. Sometimes I lie and tell them it’s from a shark bite while surfing, but after seeing their shocked expressions, I t...

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