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Sydney Antil, Associate Editor

December 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was in high school, I had the unique opportunity to have articles in Time Magazine as part of my curriculum every week. Sometimes the articles I was assigned to read inspired me to look further into what the topic o...

We need to enjoy art for its own sake, not just for homework

Elizabeth Saubestre, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Art allows us to see things we otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to, and it allows us a break from the mundane. I grew up very much a theatre kid. Theatre and dance allowed me access into worlds that I wouldn’t otherwise ha...

Students should have more opportunities to study abroad

Valerie van den Broek, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since I was young, my dream was to go to America to see more of the world. I loved growing up in The Netherlands but it was just too small for me — I needed to see more. There weren’t many opportunities for me to expand ...

Trump’s “America First” attitude undermines our global standing

David Fletcher, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since the beginning of his campaign to reach the White House, all kinds of criticism has been levied against Donald Trump. Due to the many concerns Americans have about Trump, which are exacerbated by a media that consumes us with...

We must take collective action to fight environmental destruction

Elizabeth Saubestre, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I love the outdoors. I always have, and I always will. Growing up, I was outside whenever possible. I spent countless hours playing in the snow, reading in the sun, and swimming in algae-filled lakes. The first time I really ...

It’s time for downtown SB to open more adoption centers

Sarah Maninger, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Santa Barbara has always welcomed pets with open arms, but with the lack of animal shelters downtown, the city has yet to reach its potential to be the most pet-friendly city on the Central Coast. Santa Barbara’s reputation...

It’s bittersweet for me to watch the Warriors dominate the court

Neil Erickson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Watching the Warriors shatter every record, wipe house in the playoffs and crush the spirits of other teams is mind blowing to watch. But as a lifelong Warriors fan, it feels bittersweet. I was ecstatic to see my first NBA ga...

With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, women must stand as one

Christy Tomerlin, Associate Editor

October 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Brett Kavanaugh was recently appointed as a Supreme Court Justice, planting fear in many women’s hearts. His appointment was not without controversy, as Christine Blasey Ford alleged she had been sexually assaulted by him....

The oil and plastic pollution in Santa Barbara break my heart

Valerie van den Broek, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The first time I arrived in Santa Barbara I was amazed by its beauty and relaxed lifestyle. But, it’s not as clean as you think. While walking on the beach last year, I immediately noticed black oil sticking to my feet and I ...

Part Mexican, part Dutch – how I’ve been alienated from society

Giancarlo Van Hemert, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up with a mixed heritage, I never felt like I belonged. I found myself juggling two cultures, neither of which quite fit me. While I’m proud of my mixed heritage, I didn’t give much thought to my ethnic background unti...

Microaggressions aren’t harmless – they cause great distress

Sierra Shelton, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

No, you cannot touch my hair. It may be long, coily and braided, but my hair isn’t something for you to pick at, grab and announce in the ice cream section of Albertsons. Seriously, that’s just downright rude. Microag...

Pro-lifers do not value all life. They just restrict women’s rights

Alex Degerlund, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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