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Student says advertising to children should be banned

Julia Pizza, Associate Editor

April 28, 2017

As a child, I fell victim to the manipulative ads for fancy dolls and fattening junk food. After almost 20 years of being exposed to catchy advertising, I still get caught in the clever trap. Every time I scroll through...

SBCC student regrets choosing first love over first-choice college

Madeline K. Nathaus, Channels Staff

April 21, 2017

One year ago, I decided to stay home for college to be with my boyfriend. Ten days after the decision deadline— he broke up with me. I was a senior in high school. Desperate to leave Ventura, California, I whined about...

Journalists should be encouraged by Trump era

JULIA PIZZA, News Editor

April 8, 2017

It may be hard to admit, but the election of President Donald Trump is the best thing that ever happened to mainstream journalism. While Trump has continuously accused the The New York Times as having a “failing reputation” and bein...

California drought is not over

James Livingston, Channels Staff

April 7, 2017

Millions of glaringly bright poppies and wildflowers blooming en masse upon hillsides and throughout deserts across California have emerged as a symbol for the light at the end of the tunnel. The worst drought in the state’s recorded ...

Latina student turns fear over immigration policies into power

Kelsey Lopez, Channels Staff

April 7, 2017

Families all over the country, including my own, are at higher risk of being torn apart and broken. Americans who support Donald Trump's new immigration policies argue that most of these immigrants are criminals or bad people. Yet, they fail to real...

Student says to care for body and mind, enjoy Santa Barbara

JACKIE COBOS, Channels Staff

March 24, 2017

There is no doubt that Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful––and most expensive––places to live, but unfortunately many students don’t often have the chance to appreciate the beauty of it due to the amount of stress...

Realist creates girl version of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”

Sammy Rowinski, Channels Staff

March 17, 2017

I’m a realist. That being said, I understand most situations from all perspectives. So in the case of the dating scene, I understand the struggles from both a girl's and a guy's perspective with finding “the one,” bu...

Young American calls new GOP Healthcare Bill unconstitutional

Brandon Davis, Channels Staff

March 17, 2017

The widely-known and addressed Affordable Care Act, previously known as Obamacare, is in danger of becoming obsolete as Republicans in Congress have proposed a new GOP Healthcare Bill. The new bill is unconstitutional and needs to ...

Student speaks out against defunding Planned Parenthood

LIAM BRADDY, Channels Staff

March 10, 2017

Republicans in Congress introduced a new bill on Monday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aiming to seal Donald Trump's campaign promise to defund and eradicate Planned Parenthood. The defunding of such a valuable healthcare...

Vegetarian student encourages others to embrace all diets

Kathyvan Tran, Features Editor

March 1, 2017

In a world of varying diet choices, everyone should be comfortable with their own and be respectful of others’. I’ve been a vegetarian for nearly seven years. During this time, I’ve experimented with different types of v...

Concerned SBCC student calls invasive ICE tactics ‘inhumane’

Brooke Snow, Channels Staff

February 24, 2017

The moment Donald Trump took office, I worried about minorities’ rights as well as my own as a woman. I feared they might be vulnerable to the power of a man who doesn’t understand discrimination. Trump has made a series...

SBCC student explains importance of linguistics

Jefferson Beckham, Channels Staff

February 24, 2017

Picture yourself sitting in Spanish class, hearing the teacher drone on about how to conjugate various verb forms. You either might be tempted to fall asleep, given that the teacher’s going over it for the umpteenth time,...

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