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Police threaten protesters with excessive militarized power


September 12, 2014

Live tweets and viral videos that depicted a state of unrest flooded every newsfeed. It looked like war had broken out in Middle America. In Ferguson, Missouri, the police’s response to “hands up, don’t shoot” was warfare-banned tear gas and open shots into the crowd. After the shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Michae...

‘Traitor’ Edward Snowden deserves Nobel Peace Prize

David C. Ridings, Channels Staff

February 7, 2014

If we all told the truth, can you imagine how much we could accomplish? I bet you will begin by lying to yourself to avoid this question. Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former Booze Allen Hamilton employee and Nationa...

Everyone has a closet to hide in

Lis Sorensen, Channels Staff

December 2, 2013

The closet, an exclusive hiding place for individuals harboring feelings of uncertainty or insecurity, has expanded from its traditional population of gay youths to house all the rag-tag people afraid to come out.  While I, as a relatively average college student, have only really heard “the c...

Column: Social Media takeover

Rachel Stone, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

As I walk around Santa Barbara City College I am constantly dodging students who are too consumed in their cell phone to see where they are heading. In class, phones are continuously buzzing, ringing and lighting up in every direc...

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