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UCSC’s Housing Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

Madison Kirkpatrick There are several factors that go into making a student’s college experience special: quality of education, level of student engagement, and, most importantly,...

Getting Multiple Uses Out of a Plastic Bag Ban

Hannah Bellich In October 2013, the Santa Barbara City Council finalized an approval to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and convenience stores. Many...

It’s Not Worth Our Time To Worry About Bindis At Coachella

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer According to Jezebel, this past week, Vanessa Hudgens posted a picture on Instagram with this caption: “Just dust. Everywhere. Lol #bindi marks.”...

The New, Expensive Portola Could Threaten UCSB’s Diversity

Addison Morris In fall 2017, UCSB opened its newest dining hall, the modern Portola Dining Commons — the result of $20 million and four years...

Smoking Kills? Not So Much in Hawaii Anymore

Aurash Jalalian Staff Writer Illustration by Allie Sullberg, Staff Illustrator From bourgeois to faux pas, the popularity of cigarettes has definitely been around the block. But with...

With Alex Jones, the Burden is on the Audience

Karen Ha Far right radio show host and Youtube comment section come to life Alex Jones has been entangled in a custody battle with his...

The Paradox of Capitalism and Black Americans

Francisco Olvera Staff Writer Recently, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced several changes to American currency. The five-dollar bill will now have, on its backside,...

Is Drug Testing Financially Feasible?

Tanner Walker Staff Writer Recently, Congress passed a resolution that would eliminate restrictions set in place during the Obama administration and give states more freedom in...

Let’s Appreciate the Last Lecture You’ll Ever Have to Sit Through

Gwendolyn Wu Staff Writer Illustration by Carrie Ding, Staff Illustrator Despite protests at UC Berkeley to replace Bill Maher as commencement speaker due to previous Islamophobic comments,...

Unpaid Internships: Unfair and Unethical

Jack Shea Staff Writer Internships have the power to turn a student’s career into a dream job or, at the very least, provide informative venues for...