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Levels of education shouldn’t be predetermined by my background

Ryan P. Cruz, News Editor

February 28, 2020

It’s a weird feeling to be told that somebody is surprised by how smart you are. This is something I can remember teachers, counselors, coaches and classmates telling me throughout my childhood, and while I always appreciate...

The special needs of my brother changed my life, and that’s OK

Trevor West Morgan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

My younger brother Clark was diagnosed with autism at 5 years old. Little did I know at that time, that diagnosis would change the course of my entire life. Clark is now 20. He lives with my parents and me, is about 5’3”...

Self-identity is more important than the need to be accepted

Alloy Zarate, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

As I was detangling my headphones while waiting for a bus to take me home from school, a woman sitting next to me asked “Where are you from? You look Indian.” I knew she was asking about my ethnicity and not my country of origin. I want...

The price of paradise might just be too expensive for Santa Barbara

Kai Zheng, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2020

Santa Barbara will always be home to me. Even though I tell people I’m from San Francisco, the majority of my life has been spent here. I’ve never lived anywhere else.  Growing up, I never fully understood what all th...

Straight A’s made me lose sight of what’s really important: having fun

Sarah A. Laver, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

If someone would have told me when I was 16 that I would be attending college by the ocean, I would have laughed in their face. Yet here I am, only now realizing just how naive I was about college, life and myself.  Col...

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