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Columns – Taking booze to final level

Mason Smith

April 6, 2009

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...

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

Christianne Rojo

March 24, 2009

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...

Editorial – Please, just share

March 24, 2009

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...

Marijuana makes you SAMRTER

Michelle J. Wong

March 16, 2009

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

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,...

Columns – Melting pot of neighbors sets scene for misery

Katrine Villumsen

March 16, 2009

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...

Column – Overcoming Old Routines

Amanda Jacobs

March 10, 2009

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

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...

Column – Americans in need of Norwegian perspective

Julie Drechsler, Julie Drechsler, and Julie Drechsler

February 26, 2009

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...

Editorial – Putting out fires

Channels Staff, Channels Staff, and Channels Staff

February 26, 2009

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...

Editorial – Shut out of the loop

February 17, 2009

The existence of Santa Barbara City College boils down to one simple purpose: to serve the needs of students. But sometimes, we can't be so sure. The administration failed to involve, or even notify, the Associated Student Sen...

‘Gay Girl/Straight World’ columnist Penny Patterson discusses the gay life in SB

Katrine Villumsen and Katrine Villumsen

April 29, 2008

Dressed in a black skirt and a matching shirt, she entered the big stage. She seemed a little nervous standing alone in front of the microphone facing the almost full room. She was there to talk about herself, but she wanted to...

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