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With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, women must stand as one

Christy Tomerlin, Associate Editor

October 22, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh was recently appointed as a Supreme Court Justice, planting fear in many women’s hearts. His appointment was not without controversy, as Christine Blasey Ford alleged she had been sexually assaulted by him....

The oil and plastic pollution in Santa Barbara break my heart

Valerie van den Broek, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

The first time I arrived in Santa Barbara I was amazed by its beauty and relaxed lifestyle. But, it’s not as clean as you think. While walking on the beach last year, I immediately noticed black oil sticking to my feet and I ...

Part Mexican, part Dutch – how I’ve been alienated from society

Giancarlo Van Hemert, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Growing up with a mixed heritage, I never felt like I belonged. I found myself juggling two cultures, neither of which quite fit me. While I’m proud of my mixed heritage, I didn’t give much thought to my ethnic background unti...

Microaggressions aren’t harmless – they cause great distress

Sierra Shelton, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

No, you cannot touch my hair. It may be long, coily and braided, but my hair isn’t something for you to pick at, grab and announce in the ice cream section of Albertsons. Seriously, that’s just downright rude. Microag...

Pro-lifers do not value all life. They just restrict women’s rights

Alex Degerlund, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

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Students should be more aware of SBCC’s resources for stress

Celina Jauregui, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

We bond every day with our peers through the mental battles we face together on a daily basis, so often dismissed as typical but never genuinely addressed or talked about. Although these mental battles are as varied as the st...

I’ve decided to keep my last name. It’s the practical choice

Sydney Antil, Associate Editor

October 8, 2018

Yes, I get it, my last name sounds a lot like ‘ant hill.’ Don’t even try with the jokes because I’ve already heard them all. But while I’ve endured countless remarks about my last name for years, it makes me feel ...

The recklessness of IV’s Bird scooters is endangering lives

Rian Noel Pitts-Lopez, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Bird scooters, electric scooters that can be rented out via an app, just hit the streets of Isla Vista – and so will students if they are not careful. As I was driving to pick up a friend from her house in Isla Vista I nearly ran into a...

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