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We need to enjoy art for its own sake, not just for homework

Elizabeth Saubestre, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

Art allows us to see things we otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to, and it allows us a break from the mundane. I grew up very much a theatre kid. Theatre and dance allowed me access into worlds that I wouldn’t otherwise ha...

Students should have more opportunities to study abroad

Valerie van den Broek, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

Since I was young, my dream was to go to America to see more of the world. I loved growing up in The Netherlands but it was just too small for me — I needed to see more. There weren’t many opportunities for me to expand ...

We must take collective action to fight environmental destruction

Elizabeth Saubestre, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

I love the outdoors. I always have, and I always will. Growing up, I was outside whenever possible. I spent countless hours playing in the snow, reading in the sun, and swimming in algae-filled lakes. The first time I really ...

It’s time for downtown SB to open more adoption centers

Sarah Maninger, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Santa Barbara has always welcomed pets with open arms, but with the lack of animal shelters downtown, the city has yet to reach its potential to be the most pet-friendly city on the Central Coast. Santa Barbara’s reputation...

It’s bittersweet for me to watch the Warriors dominate the court

Neil Erickson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Watching the Warriors shatter every record, wipe house in the playoffs and crush the spirits of other teams is mind blowing to watch. But as a lifelong Warriors fan, it feels bittersweet. I was ecstatic to see my first NBA ga...

When the booze starts flowing, who do you become?

David C. Ridings, Channels Staff

November 22, 2013

Socrates once said; “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  After witnessing the bar scene over time, I was curious why bars so are entertaining to me and tantalizing to others. Do people go to bars for overpriced drinks, filthy restrooms or the oh-so interesting people? All over America, ...

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