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Saturday, July 11th 2020

Why Isn’t “Love, Simon” Considered Family Friendly?

Lauren Luna Staff Writer Last week, streaming service Disney+ came under fire for pulling the spinoff series of "Love, Simon" off the air. On Feb. 24,...

The Gig Economy’s Impact on America’s Disparate Youth

Sofia Lyon Staff Writer As younger generations enter the workforce, the reality of an arising “gig” economy, a job market in which careers operate on an...

The Double Standards Held Against the Black Community in America

Natalia Hernandez Contributing Writer American culture is hypocritical. We brand ourselves as the pinnacle of democracy and freedom, yet we seem to forget that our country...

How Culture Vultures Take Advantage of Black Outrage

Raymond Matthews Opinions Editor As a veteran of black Twitter, I’ve seen plenty of non-black influencers and celebrities get dragged by their spray-tan-stained-polyester-box-braid wigs for cultural...

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...