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Social media is a refuge for LGBTQ+ youth to be themselves

Lucy Marx, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

I have spent most of my life keeping a giant, life-changing secret. It was the kind of secret that gnaws at your chest, weighs you down, and makes you feel like no one truly knows and understands you. No, I had never d...

Think for yourself, we should question our parents’ beliefs

Celina Jauregui, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Too often, youth are influenced by the social and political values enforced at the family dinner table.  Although please and thank you’s are important manners to practice, dining room table talk can be far more influential t...

SBCC students design online marketing campaign for school

BARAA ALKASSIR, Channels Staff

December 1, 2017

Two City College international students are working to promote artists from the multimedia department and showcase their work produced in City College classes on social media. Sanna Malin Goeransson and Olivia Boe are two Swedish students t...

ISIS infiltrates social media; creates fear among U.S. citizens

TAYLOR MUNSELL, Channels Staff

May 1, 2015

In America, we use social media for sharing photos, making dates and shopping. About 7,000 miles across the world, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria uses it as a mode of recruitment while sharing bloody videos of decapitation ...

Evans’ walk-off double in the ninth lifts Vaqueros to first place

JONNY WALKER, Sports Editor

April 22, 2015

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Technology, social media kill our communication skills


May 9, 2014

I’m sitting at Starbucks with a friend, and during our hours of conversations I wonder when her face got replaced with the back of her phone. Is this what today’s society has come to? Where people somewhere along the w...

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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