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No need to go vegan, Meat Free Monday provides an alternative

August Lawrence, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Reducing our meat and poultry intake not only improves physical health, but makes a significant difference in our environment as well.  It is common belief that you must go completely meat and dairy-free to make a difference, but there are options...

Losing my phone taught me there’s much more to life than technology

Robert J. Gormish, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Growing up, I’ve always taken pride in being an active person. However, it hasn’t always been this way. A major setback I encountered in middle school forced me to realign my priorities and take a look at what really ...

Opposing political views should not affect potential friendships

David Fletcher, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

As somebody who loves politics, I’ve come to realize some of the relationships I value the most are ones that challenge my ideological beliefs.  As the British philosopher John Stuart Mill once said, “He who knows only his side, knows littl...

Get rid of the community college stigma, SBCC has plenty to offer

Caleb Severson, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

“I’m just going to City College.” That was always my answer. A little robotic with a hint of self-defense in my tone.  I graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 2018, a school known for its prestigious Engineering Academy and a reput...

Going to the gym helped build work ethic, tackle depression

Ruben Andrade, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

I’ve always taken pride in having the discipline and motivation to work hard on something that I love, be it a hobby or in school.  I was entering my second year at City College and my goal was to transfer as fast as possible.  Takin...

Age restrictions on venues limit opportunities for artists under 21

Kai Zheng, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2019

The descending, menacing riff of the Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” reverberated against the walls of Old Town Coffee, a popular local spot in Old Town Goleta. An audience of over fifty people sang along and swayed to the thr...

Being Christian does not always align with Republican beliefs

Sarah Maninger, Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

I grew up believing that politics and religion were two different things. I thought that I could agree with my parents' moderate Republican beliefs and go to church without one affecting the other. The problem was that when I was ten years ol...

Eliminating HIV/AIDS isn’t possible without increased access to PrEP

Lucy Marx, News Editor

October 11, 2019

HIV isn’t treated with the same urgency it once was.  U.S. cases of HIV/AIDS have decreased massively since the initial outbreak in the 1980s, but the disease continues to be a problem, in part because the preventative medication is so ...

An unconventional friendship reshaped my fear of hospitals

August Lawrence, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

I always hated hospitals, and terminal patients terrified me, but it wasn’t until I was forced to face these fears that I ended up making one of the best friends of my life. Her name was Laurie Ranohoff and they had found a lump that had spre...

Relationships should not be your main priority, love yourself first

Serena Guentz, News Editor

September 27, 2019

Too many times I have seen people measure their self-worth and happiness based on their relationship with a significant other. With the prevalence of dating apps and the societal idea that romantic love is one of the most important things ...

Being on house arrest helped me become a better student, person

Ryan P. Cruz, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

I spent the summer on house arrest with an electronic GPS ankle monitor strapped around my leg, wondering how I got myself in this situation, and how I was going to get myself out. With no job and nowhere to go, I made the decision to...

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