Saturday, October 19th 2019

State of the Union: Standing by Idealism

Andrew Urena We are strong; at least, according to President Obama’s State of the Union address, we are. Touting that we have come out of...

Just Community College? Why Obama’s Plan Makes an Associate’s Degree Worth It

Gwen Wu Staff Writer President Barack Obama recently announced an initiative to make the first two years of community college or technical school free for all...

Science Shows That Some Senators Aren’t Qualified

Gwen Wu Staff Writer A new Congress means change—change in the way that votes swing, legislature is pushed past, and committees are formed. With the 2014...

Why Society Is No Better Off with the BlackLivesMatter vs. BlueLivesMatter Competition

Maddy Kirsch Staff Writer On Saturday, Dec. 20, Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in an ambush shooting...

An (Un)documented Controversy About News Bias

Gwen Wu Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau On Jan. 3, the Santa Barbara News-Press ran a front page story with the headline “Illegals line up for...

Registering to Vote: It’s Not the Messenger But the Message That Counts

Becca Ou Staff Writer Over a week has passed since the voter registration deadline, and the University of California, Santa Barbara hopes to continue its trend...

‘P’ Stands for Planet: Stop Fracking in Santa Barbara County

Michael Voloshin Illustration by Amy Chase You walk outside with a mask concealing your nose and mouth. If you had walked out without one, you would...

Banning Fracking Is Not the Solution to Our Energy Problems

Sirarpi Topchyan Fracking can be beneficial to Santa Barbara. There, that statement is out there now. Fracking has become a word loaded with negative connotations,...

Police Cameras Are a Temporary Solution to a Permanent Problem

Alec Killoran Police are like toddlers given access to deadly weapons, and we as a citizenry have been very irresponsible parents.  Of course, this is...

It’s Only Our Future: Why Keystone XL Pipeline Should Not Be Built

Isabelle Geczy If you haven’t heard about the Keystone XL Pipeline yet, then you better start listening. Our collective future is at stake. The Keystone XL...