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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...

Take your time in college, you might find your true passion

Jacob Frank, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

As the care and comfort of my high school years came to a close, I wasn’t afraid of jumping into a new world, going to college, or meeting new people.  What frightened me was the fact that the next couple of years could define the rest o...

Record shops allow a space for music lovers to find community

Rodrigo Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

When I place a record on a turntable and the soft static begins to play through my speakers, I let my mind drift and begin reflecting on the role music has played in my life. My family instilled a love of music in me at a very...

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