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Understanding the media is crucial during the coronavirus pandemic

Kai Zheng, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2020

The news isn’t here to contort or challenge your belief system.  The news isn’t a conspiracy.  The news keeps you informed, and in turn, safe. In the months that led up to the spread of the global pandemic COVID-19, th...

Assembly, Supervisor contests will have ‘super’ impact on City College

Jun Starkey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Super Tuesday is here and after tonight America will have a clear picture of who the Democratic presidential nominee could be. Fourteen states will go to the polls, including California.  Right here in Santa Barbara, we have ou...

The price of paradise might just be too expensive for Santa Barbara

Kai Zheng, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2020

Santa Barbara will always be home to me. Even though I tell people I’m from San Francisco, the majority of my life has been spent here. I’ve never lived anywhere else.  Growing up, I never fully understood what all th...

My name is Kai Zheng: Welcome to the new Channels opinion section

Kai Zheng, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2020

This semester, I will be taking the reins as Opinion Editor on The Channels. And it’s a good thing, too, because I have a lot of opinions. The Beatles are better than the Rolling Stones (About a 51-49 split, to be fair) though ...

Colin Kaepernick has talent, NFL has crucified him for taking a stand

Sarah Maninger, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

During a preseason game in August of 2016, Colin Kaepernick took a stand, and now it might cost him his career in the NFL.  Over the past three years Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has become one of the most pol...

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...

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