The Channels

Letter to the Editor – Gaza bombing brings no peace

April 15, 2009

Filed under International, Letters to Editor, Letters to the Editor, Politics

Editor, The Channels I was recently given a copy of The Channels for March 11. I noted the Opinion column by Joey Large on the Israeli/Palestinian disaster. I wanted to recommend that persons interested in this topic...

Letter to the Editor – Low wage is price to pay for job in paradise

April 15, 2009

Filed under Business, Finance, Letters to Editor, Letters to the Editor, Local

Editor, The Channels I would like to clarify some bits of information about the (March 11) column "Local businesses taking advantage of jobless." First off, this seemed to be a very bias column insulting local businesses...

Columns – Taking booze to final level

Mason Smith

April 6, 2009

Filed under Alcohol, Columns, Health, Opinion, Personal

On my high school graduation cap I wrote "No Limits." Parents patted me on the back and said what a great message it was. They had no clue. What it meant was there was no limit to how drunk I could get. In college, I took...

Editorial – Please, just share

March 24, 2009

Filed under Editorials, Politics, Student Government

As the Associated Student Senate plans its new push for campus participation with "Thought Spots" around campus, maybe teachers should fill the posters with advice for the administration. It will probably take more than butcher...

‘Gangsta’ gold accessory makes for girl’s prime necessity

Christianne Rojo

March 24, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Fashion, Opinion, Personal

If my backpack was human it would be a certified P-I-M-P. While you stand around reppin' the Jansport logo, I cruise around campus rockin' hi-fi speakers on each side of mine. It's metallic gold, embellished with tiny decor...

Columns – Melting pot of neighbors sets scene for misery

Katrine Villumsen

March 16, 2009

Filed under Local, Opinion, Personal

I'm an insomniac, I'm exhausted, and it's all because I'm a student. Let me introduce to you the mystery of my misery-my neighbors. In the apartment next door, you'll find blonde high school girls number one and number two. The...

Marijuana makes you SAMRTER

Michelle J. Wong

March 16, 2009

Filed under Drugs, Health, Lifestyle, Opinion, Personal

Marijuana is the main cause of illegal drug abuse in this country. Although it impairs coordination, many of my friends say that marijuana makes them smarter. I personally question their conclusion. The other day I was sitting ...

Colorado to California – one thousand miles to home, headache

Andrea Rooney

March 16, 2009

Filed under Opinion, Personal, Tips, Travel

Anytime a new friend notices my license plates and asks how I got my car here, I usually give a vague answer, "Oh, I just drove it." The conversation then shifts to other topics. I'm not lying when I say I drove here. Technically,...

Column – Overcoming Old Routines

Amanda Jacobs

March 10, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Personal

I have begun to understand the true meaning of "living your life to the fullest." Polly Capella, my 89-year-old grandma, passed away a few weeks ago. She died of advanced kidney disease, unable to communicate her pain to us...

Column – Safer neighborhoods begin with simply smiling

Kyle Rokes

March 10, 2009

Filed under Columns, Death, Local, Opinion, Personal

Consider the lower Westside. Particularly, the corner of De La Vina and Haley. On one side, young families live in picturesque bungalows or renovated craftsman homes. Across the street, a battalion of half-pints lines up at...

Editorial – Putting out fires

Channels Staff, Channels Staff, and Channels Staff

February 26, 2009

Filed under Courts, Crime, Editorials

Ten students were condemned as the culprits behind the Tea Fire long before the District Attorney's investigation was completed. Nine of them were enrolled at City College. The court of pubic opinion did not wait to see evidence...

Column – Americans in need of Norwegian perspective

Julie Drechsler, Julie Drechsler, and Julie Drechsler

February 26, 2009

Filed under Columns, Humor, International, Opinion, Personal

When President Obama was elected, people all across the globe were glued to their TV screens. In my country, Norway, people stayed up all night to see the results. Americans, however, seem to be oblivious to anything that happens...

The news site of Santa Barbara City College.
Opinion