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Opioid abuse in college students is on the rise, it needs to stop

Isabel Ivancovich, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After living in Isla Vista for a year and a half, I thought I had seen it all when it comes to college parties. When I think about my time here, opioids don’t necessarily come to mind. These substances have never been brou...

Hip dysplasia can’t stop me— I will continue chasing dreams

Valerie van den Broek, Features Editor

March 22, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“What happened? Where did you get that big scar on your leg from?” is a question I hear all too often. Sometimes I lie and tell them it’s from a shark bite while surfing, but after seeing their shocked expressions, I t...

We should take care of public beaches before demanding access to more

Brianna Crow, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was a child, my mom wouldn’t let us run around outside until we cleaned up our toys. It was a basic lesson taught at an early age. Santa Barbara locals don’t keep their beaches clean, so why are they asking for publi...

Flint’s water crisis still isn’t solved, government failing

Gia Opsahl, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Thomas Jefferson famously believed "the first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. Abandon that, and you have abandoned all." He would be deeply saddened by how untrue that is in our governmen...

Leaving high school early was the best decision I’ve ever made

Elizabeth Saubestre, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I never planned to attend college at 16. I was supposed to graduate at the slightly more reasonable age of 17, the age I will be turning in a couple of weeks, but I took a chance when an opportunity arose and haven’t looked...

Think for yourself, we should question our parents’ beliefs

Celina Jauregui, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Too often, youth are influenced by the social and political values enforced at the family dinner table.  Although please and thank you’s are important manners to practice, dining room table talk can be far more influential t...

It’s too hard for immigrants to pursue American education

Marie Lassaigne, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Four years ago, I immigrated to the United States from France. To this day, I still can’t work, leave the country, have a debit card or get a driver’s license that lasts more than six months. I moved to Santa Barbara the...

Playing music changed my life, should be required in K-12

Max Mullins, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My first memories of playing music go back to when I was in elementary school, signing songs and learning “Hot Cross Buns” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on the recorder. Although the recorder is often ridiculed, perhaps...

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