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Monday, September 21st 2020

Tik Toxic: The Hidden Injustice Behind Internet Challenges

Analissa NunezContributing Writer When TikTok launched in 2018, the world was unaware of the wide popularity it would have....

Are Reality Dating Shows Problematic?

Lauren LunaStaff Writer Quarantine has given students ample time to catch up on unfinished projects, books, and most...

Why Hasn’t the UC System Adjusted Tuition Costs?

Alexandra Wishowski Contributing Writer $6,015.40. That is the cost of my tuition for a campus I can’t even set foot on. $982.90. That is the amount...

The Truth Behind Astrology: A Debate

Nathan Vived, Graeme Jackson, and Raymond Matthews Contributing Writer, Photo Editor, and Opinions Editor Middle of the Road: I feel I should preface this section by saying...

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...