Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Letter to a Freshman

Minh Hua Campus Beat Reporter Dear freshman student, If you are reading this letter, then there is a high chance that you are quivering in fear of...

To Surf or Not to Surf After the Rain

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor Hillsides above Montecito charred by the Thomas fire gave way after heavy rainfall on Jan. 9, resulting in mud and...

The Importance of Humor in Politics: Why We Need Last Week Tonight

Michele Sinfield The political world within cable news has long been dominated by the red-faced pundits of channels like CNN and Fox News, often conducting...

High Schools Should Prepare Students for College

Karisma Davis I hated high school. I try not to use the word hate often because I believe that hatred is a very strong emotion...

The Criminal’s Country: How the Stand-Your-Ground Law Is Shackling the Land of the Free

In the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial, America has exploded in regard to Florida’s draconian gun laws, notably the controversial “Stand Your Ground”...

Police Ticketing Enforcement in Isla Vista Needs Reform

Addison Morris Arts & Entertainment Editor I get it. We’re a nation of laws. Without laws, society devolves into anarchy. And laws that aren’t enforced end...

The EpiPen Epidemic

Rachel Sun Over the last few months, Mylan Pharmaceutical Company has been under constant fire and scrutiny for its outrageously overpriced epinephrine injection, more commonly...

Jussie Smollett and How Victimhood Sells

Sabrina Bui Staff Writer Within weeks, Jussie Smollett went from successful TV actor to sympathetic victim of a hate crime to a possible convicted felon. Once...

New Award Category Planned for the Oscars to Recognize Blockbusters

Minh Hua Campus Beat Reporter On August 8, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced via Twitter that it plans to design a new...

What the Walter Scott Case Says About Police Brutality

Hannah Juley The Walter Scott case of April 2015 recently made headlines again when Michael Slager pleaded guilty to charges that he violated the slain...