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Tuesday, April 7th 2020

On the Alleged Transphobia Incident Involving Sigma Nu

Richard Smith Contributing Writer Reddit user u/statty123 recently made a post on the subreddit r/UCSantaBarbara describing an encounter she had at a Sigma Nu party in...

The Presence of Queer-coding in Popular Media

Kyle Dent A.S. Beat Reporter Heroes and villains have certainly changed in the last few decades — bright colorful beacons of truth and justice like Superman...

What Exactly is “Western Culture”?

Sofia Lyon & Nathan Staff Writer & Contributing Writer “Western culture” is a vague term often seen in academic environments. However, it is difficult even amongst...

The Repercussions of Shortening Winter Break for International Students

Richard Pham Contributing Writer For UC students, winter break is a time of rest and relaxation, a pause on the hustle and bustle of college life....

Is “You” Problematic?

Lauren Luna Contributing Writer This article contains major spoilers for the second season of the Netflix show "You." Just after Christmas Day, Netflix released the second season...

On “Gun Girl” and Navigating Respectful Political Discussions

Richard Smith Contributing Writer Kaitlin Bennett, commonly referred to as "Gun Girl," has been making a name for herself on Twitter with her poorly conducted interviews...

2020 Oscar Nominations: Are We Really Surprised?

Vy Duong Contributing Writer Just last week, Hollywood exhaled a long-held breath as the Oscars finally released its list of award nominations for 2020. After months...

Sad Bois, E-Bois, Soft-Bois: Meet the New Faces of Masculinity

Jennifer Sor Contributing Writer Sad Boi is a label that needs no explanation: my male friends, sporting black hoodies, and SoundCloud Unlimited subscriptions, were hardly anomalies....

“Gifted Kids”: The Deception of Perfection

Sofia Lyon Staff Writer Indisputably, there is an epidemic amongst both millenials and Gen Z kids of depression and other mental health issues. We can attribute...

The Rise of Plant-Based Eating

Lauren Luna Staff Writer For the past decade, plant-based eating has steadily gained popularity with the public. From Alicia Silverstone to Jay Leto, many celebrities have...