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Executions and stricter laws won’t solve the opioid epidemic

Baraa Alkassir, Channels Staff

April 13, 2018

For Trump, there is always a need to be tougher, more aggressive, and as machiavellian as a leader can be. This is exemplified by his approach to the drugs in our country. After proposing an unbuildable wall on the southern bor...

Hard working student athletes have been exploited for too long

Jerard O'Byrne, Channels Staff

April 13, 2018

Imagine working for a corporation that makes billions of dollars off of your hard work but you never get to see a penny of it. Welcome to the life of a college athlete. I am speaking as a college basketball player myself an...

Rising food prices at cafeteria are tough for broke college students

Kimberly Urrutia, Channels Staff

March 23, 2018

We’ve all dealt with it, whether it’s buying a energy bar, energy drink or a morning latte.  The SBCC Cafeteria has it all for students. Or you may find yourself eating at an alternative area like Natural Bowls, JSB cafe, o...

Millennials — the “Child Free Movement” is not the answer

Delaney Smith, Features Editor

March 19, 2018

Since I was little, I have dreamed of one day becoming a mother. At 3 years old, my favorite pretend game involved rocking my dolls to sleep and feeding them with empty milk bottles. Today, I walk past mothers and their ch...

The national budget should focus more on current issues

Sydney Antil, Channels Staff

March 16, 2018

Now that I have a job and have to pay income tax, I thought it might be a good idea to read the United States 2019 fiscal budget to find out just how angry I should be about paying taxes. After reading the whole budget co...

My mom was the role model for me that all young girls need

Natalie Myking, Channels Staff

March 16, 2018

Girls need strong female influences in their lives. Growing up, the strongest influence in my life was from my mother. When I was young, it was just me and my mom. I was an only child and my mom always felt like a friend o...

Is America actually “land of the free, home of the brave?”

Aidan Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2018

I am not proud to be an American.  I’ve blamed a lot of different things, political, social, and economical for the way I feel, but the bottom line remains the same. I, an American citizen born and raised in this countr...

SBCC documentary screening displays beauty of Gaviota Coast

DANIEL WALLACE, Channels Staff

November 17, 2017

On Thursday night, City College screened the film “Gaviota: End of Southern California,” which gave its viewers a compelling tour of one of the most biologically diverse regions in North America. Shaw Leonard, former City College journalism...

Tenant protections could be decent start for needy renters

Austin P. Ambrose, Channels Staff

May 5, 2017

Anyone who’s lucky enough to find a place to rent in Santa Barbara probably pays an arm and a leg for it too. The Santa Barbara City Council did the right thing for renters and tenants at its March 21 meeting by acknowledging that capping rents is not the answer to the ci...

Americans need to be more aware of eating disorders

Alyssa Durant, Editor in Chief

May 5, 2017

Everyone talks about the starving citizens in third-world countries like Africa, but it’s not so common to hear about the hungry people in the United States. Americans of all genders and ages—who don’t struggle with poverty—go...

Trump stands alone in his faith in Middle East peace pact

Gerardo Zavala, Associate Editor

May 5, 2017

Confidence, as President Trump has not learned, doesn’t breed success as a president; it sets him up for failure. Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met at the White House Wednesday to discuss peace between...

State Street feels empty and different with retail apocalypse

Gerardo Zavala, Associate Editor

April 28, 2017

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,...

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