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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....

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....

“Cancel Culture” Should be Cancelled

Noe Padilla Staff Writer Over the past few weeks, James Charles, a YouTuber in the beauty community, has been a prevalent topic of discussion throughout the...

Arming Teachers is Not the Answer

Raymond Matthews Staff Writer In the current dialogue surrounding gun control it seems that most everyone is calling for more and more gun laws; Florida Gov....

Straight to the League: NBA Proposes Allowing 18-Year-Olds to Enter the Draft

Spencer Wu Senior Copy Editor Ever since 2005, high school basketball players have been required to attend at least one year of university before being eligible...

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...