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Thursday, July 16th 2020

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...

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....

Searching for the Best Frozen TV Dinner

Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor Originally marketed towards busy housewives in the 1950s, frozen TV dinners have long been a staple in the typical American home....

America Needs a Radical Liberal Presidency in 2020

Natalia Hernandez Contributing Writer Nowadays in politics, the mere sight or sound of the word “radical” can make some people cringe despite their ideological stance. If...

What Your Shoes Say About You: Midterm Advice Edition

Linda Chong Copy Editor As midterms approach, the days have a somewhat heavier atmosphere. Students are huddled in coffee shops and praying for deadline extensions. Professors...