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SBCC is greatly lacking in resources for LGBT students

Emily Edmiston, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Many of California’s community colleges offer an array of support, services and events specifically for LGBTQ students. Why doesn’t ours? City College offers a variety of resources to students of color, low-income stud...

Gap years help young people discover their true potentials

Sarah Maninger, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2019

In a time when students’ educational plans are becoming more and more complex, it's important that we remind ourselves that gap years are the future of social growth. Gap years are no longer defined by months of students galavantin...

We can change anti-vaxxers’ minds through questioning

Jun Starkey, News Editor

April 5, 2019

“Vaccines will give your children autism,” is a phrase most people who use social media have probably heard a few times. This claim seems so ridiculous, right? Well, not to everybody. There is a growing movement of pare...

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

Isabel Ivancovich, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

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

“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

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

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

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...

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