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Editorial – Please, just share

March 25, 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...

Columns – Melting pot of neighbors sets scene for misery

Katrine Villumsen

March 17, 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...

Marijuana makes you SAMRTER

Michelle J. Wong

March 17, 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 17, 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,...

Column – Overcoming Old Routines

Amanda Jacobs

March 11, 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 11, 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...

Editorial – Putting out fires

Channels Staff, Channels Staff, and Channels Staff

February 27, 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...

Column – Americans in need of Norwegian perspective

Julie Drechsler, Julie Drechsler, and Julie Drechsler

February 27, 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 – Shut out of the loop

February 18, 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 30, 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...

Chelsea Clinton

Interviews by Stephen DeFilippo, Photos by Karli McAllister

February 4, 2008

Guest Column: Faculty open-minded to all Religious views

Lisette Davies Austin

March 9, 2004

Our dear friend, Kerry Gilmour, has lost her way in her first year here at Santa Barbara City College. Perhaps she didn't see the sign on campus that apparently reads "No Food, Beverage, Or Christian Views Beyond This Point."...

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