The Channels

Traveling to Africa showed me my passion for journalism, storytelling

Madeleine Sydkvist, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Since I was young, whenever someone asked me what I like to do, what my passions are, my answer has fluctuated between many different things but traveling has always been part of the list. Cliché, I know.  But travelin...

Editor’s letter: Behind the scenes inside The Channels’ newsroom

Jun Starkey, Editor-in-Chief

November 25, 2019

I never thought journalism could feel this good — and this impactful.  I was thrilled when my adviser asked me to be Editor-in-Chief of The Channels last spring.  I spent the summer considering all of the ways I could...

Capturing explosion on camera reassured my love for reporting

Clara A. Uttenthal, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

The night I recorded a bomb detonating a half a mile away from me was the night I discovered my passion for journalism. I was one of the few people in my high school who didn’t know what I wanted to be when I graduated. I had always been jealo...

I disagree with my family’s values but learned to love them anyway

Brianna Crow, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

My sister-in-law and I have a pact that we never let each other go to family events alone. We both married into a conservative family. I have always been the black sheep in my right-leaning family, and enrolling in journalis...

We are pushing back towards sexism in the world of journalism

Elizabeth Saubestre, Lauren Michelle McGee, and Jun Starkey

April 12, 2019

Your attempts to flatter me are futile Around the time that I turned 12, I noticed that men were looking at me differently. I was no longer just a girl in their eyes, no longer a kid on her way to school. I was thrust into being a woman in a...

Citizens need stay informed by reading the news, not watching

Sydney Antil, Associate Editor

December 7, 2018

When I was in high school, I had the unique opportunity to have articles in Time Magazine as part of my curriculum every week. Sometimes the articles I was assigned to read inspired me to look further into what the topic o...

Newsy Journalist Noor Tagouri speaks at SBCC Garvin Theater

DELANEY SMITH, Channels Staff

November 16, 2017

Noor Tagouri, a journalist and self-proclaimed social activist, was greeted with applause after she took the stage Wednesday afternoon in the Garvin Theater. Tagouri’s lecture was the 27th of the Leonardo Dorantes Memori...

Future journalist defends media against ‘fake news’ accusations


February 20, 2017

I’ve questioned what I wanted to do with my life for years, but one thing I’ve never questioned is my intentions. Every action I take is with a sincere, positive purpose. A year and three months ago, courage took over my...

Journalists don’t receive the hard-earned credit they deserve

MEGAN TONTI, Associate editor

February 26, 2016

We all have something that we would die for. Maybe it’s our children, spouse or our own country; for some, it’s journalism. When we think of a career in journalism, the word “dangerous” doesn’t often accompany it....

Ethical journalism should give respect, despite legal status

TAYLOR MUNSELL, Channels Staff

February 6, 2015

Spray-painted on the walls of the Santa Barbara News Press office was, “the borders are illegal, not the people who cross them.” The recent passing of Assembly Bill 60 allows undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver...

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