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Op-Ed: The Problem with Thanksgiving

Brian Clearwater Religious Studies Lecturer The problem with Thanksgiving is that it celebrates a real event in isolation from the fuller context of history. While it’s...

Letter to the Editor: Unregulated Campaign Financing Makes American Politics More Polarized

American political campaigns on both Congressional and State level are currently dominated by big money in the form of large contributions and donations from...

Op-Ed: Why We Have Not Yet Published Anything on the Isla Vista Shooting

This post was updated on May 28, 2014. As The Bottom Line Editorial Board, we would like to address the inaccuracies in this Op-Ed, clarify...

Letter to the Editor: Vandalization of Students Supporting Israel Mural

This week I was so proud to help create a positive mural on campus, but today I am ashamed that my fellow Gauchos defaced our sign...

Letter to the Editor: I’m (Not) White

Andrew Gabriel Pragin You could call me a privileged white male who had the audacity to attempt to remain neutral this past Wednesday, but you...

Letter to the Editor: Why I Asked for a Secret Ballot

Taryn Sanders Associated Students Off-Campus Senator At the Senate meeting on 4/10-4/11, I asked the Senate to participate in a secret/written ballot regarding the final vote...

Letter to the Editor: In the Face of Potential Tuition Hikes

Facing potential tuition hikes, the Office of the External Vice President for Statewide Affairs writes this letter to the student body of UCSB. This...

Letter to the Editor: Using Tax Revenue from Legal Cannabis to Address the College...

Lurking beneath the ballooning student debt crisis is a shadow crisis of ever-growing non tuition costs, ranging from housing to food to textbooks. These...

Op-Ed: Graduate Student and TA Speaks Out on Deltopia 2014 Riot

Editor: I write this evening because I feel that there is an important, even necessary, aspect of this weekend’s unfortunate riot in Isla Vista that...

Letter to the Editor: Get Yourself Tested

April is STD Awareness Month, and GYT (Get Yourself Tested), a national campaign dedicated to advocating for the testing and treatment of STIs, is...