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Friday, September 18th 2020

Bringing the Grammar Hammer Down on the Comma Drama

Alec Killoran Features Editor The serial comma, or “Oxford” comma, is unnecessarily the subject of much debate among English scholars. The serial comma carries no different...

Top 10 Election Videos by AJ Block

The 2008 Presidential Election has been called The YouTube Election for the amount of coverage it has received through internet video. YouTube videos have...

Examining The Bernie Tax Deficit

Dhiraj Nallapaneni Staff Writer Recently, a report by the Tax Policy Center estimated the Bernie Sanders’s economic plans would add about $18 trillion to the national debt over...

Letter to a Freshman

Minh Hua Campus Beat Reporter Dear freshman student, If you are reading this letter, then there is a high chance that you are quivering in fear of...

Letter to the Editor: Tables Turned

Andrew Gabriel Pragin Those that have registered to vote in Isla Vista will cast the decisive ballots in some of the most hotly contested issues...

An Ally’s Perspective on Black Lives Matter

Thea Cabrera Montejo Senior Layout Editor Black lives matter. They matter in the face of a national justice system failing to hold murderers accountable. They matter because black...

UCSByak: The Most Fun You Can Have Hurting Our Reputation

Taylor Nguyen It is true: we all suffer a little from a case of FOMO, otherwise known as “fear of missing out.” Fortunately, to satisfy...

Disable The Stigma Of Mental Disabilities

Jen Atkinson Staff Writer A few hundred years ago, doctors couldn’t diagnose schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Society pointed to the mentally ill and called them witches...

Why Haven’t Free Contraception Pills Come to the UC?

Andrew Melese The University Of California, Santa Barbara does not provide contraception pills to women without a written prescription from a licensed physician. Neither does...

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words No Longer Hurt Me

Words don't hurt people, people hurt people.