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Tuesday, April 7th 2020

Freedom of Speech Comes at a Price on Free & For Sale

Carmiya Baskin With 31,105 members, Free & For Sale is UCSB’s largest online social market. Those who are a part of the closed group are...

Forget the Media Hype: It’s Jenner Himself We Should Be Paying Attention To

Stephanie Truong Illustration by Amairani Palacios, Staff Illustrator Bruce Jenner, the reality TV personality and former Olympic champion, came out as a transgender woman, revealing that...

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...

Facebook News: A Public Service (P.S.) or B.S.?

Andrew Urena Illustration by Carrie Ding, Staff Illustrator Can social media be the saving grace of journalism—or the final nail in its coffin? A recent New...

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...

Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death with Dignity

Khanh Tran Brittany Maynard was only 29 years old when she discovered that she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. After exhausting all of...

Subtract the Ads From NBA Jerseys

Spencer Wu The National Basketball Association (NBA) will usher in a very big change for the 2017-2018 season. This change is actually only about 2.5...

Mental Health Issues Should Not Put Restrictions on Education

Shanthi Guruswamy For students with mental illness, college may be difficult. That doesn’t mean it should be impossible. To achieve something great in any field, it...

The Unofficial National Holiday

Eileen Taing Super Bowl — those two words mean a variety of things to different people. For non-football fans, the Super Bowl might be a...

Where Protest Takes Action Too Far

Spencer Wu Staff Writer Recently, I stumbled across one of those NowThis-esque videos on Facebook and was appalled by what I saw. The video, intended to...