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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 ...

SBCC offers students free counseling and support groups

TORI PIERSON, Channels Staff

September 22, 2017

To help deal with the anxiety and stress that comes with being a college student, City College offers six free personal counseling sessions, an anxiety support group and a general support group this semester. “Life is hard,” said La...

SBCC prepares students for personal training certification

SAMMY ROWINSKI, Channels Staff

April 13, 2017

The Life Fitness Center offers a program to help students receive the National Academy of Sports Medicine personal training certification to become a certified personal trainer. The program prepares students for the training exam ...

Wellness Connection gives SBCC safe partying tips for Halloween

Alexis Smith, Channels Staff

October 26, 2016

Students dressed in mouse ears and funky hats stood in front of Luria Library and passed out Halloween decorated condoms to promote the Wellness Connection’s annual “Party Smart/Safe Halloween Event.” “We do this to inform ...

Healthcare of migrant workers should be a higher priority

VERONICA VILLARREAL, Channels Staff

April 24, 2015

As I travel through life, certain things I had not considered before have become increasingly important to me. Reconnecting with my ancestral culture has hardly been a priority, until recently. As a person of color with mixed...

Pilot mental health: the forgotten factor in airline safety

LANDON HUNT, Channels Staff

April 17, 2015

The odds of being in a plane crash that has at least one fatality on one of the 78 major world airlines is one in 3.4 million. The odds are even slimmer if you only consider a plane being taken down deliberately by one of the...

Manufacturing women’s perceptions of body image

HARMONY RIVEROS, Channels Staff

February 23, 2015

No thigh-gap? No problem. I can remember being an 11-year-old girl and believing wholeheartedly that I needed to be on a diet, though I barely weighed about 75 pounds. It’s no secret that we live in a beauty and body image...

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