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Thursday, June 4th 2020

The French vs. U.S. Election

Arturo Samaniego Staff Writer Recently, moderate business-friendly candidate Emmanuel Macron defeated the far-right nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen in the French election. In many ways, the...

Panama Papers Reveal Need to Monitor Elite

Jeremy Levine If the bank statements of “regular” Americans were leaked, that would undeniably be an outrageous violation of privacy. The release of the Panama...

Voting Needs to Change, but Probably Won’t

Rachel Sun The foundation of the United States’ governing body is best demonstrated as “a government of the people, by the people for the...

Presidential Elections: Public Perception and Navigating through the Hype

Kristie Chairil Illustration by Hector Lizarraga, Staff Illustrator Whatever you may think about presidential elections, perhaps the one thing that we can all agree on is...

The Stormy Daniels Affair Created a Bigger Media Storm than it Deserved

Andrew Melese Staff Writer Like many students at UCSB, I really dislike Donald Trump. I disliked him when I watched one episode of "The Apprentice" at...

Talking to Parents about Politics

Tomas Palpallatoc Staff Writer For the last few years politics has become increasingly polarized, with activists on both extremes of the political spectrum. With the ideological...

How Far Should #MeToo Go?

Xiaotong Zhou Staff Writer The #MeToo movement continues to make a stir on social media and arouse public awareness of sexual harassment and assault after the...

Trump Should Stop Using Twitter to Discuss North Korea

Lauren Baker Donald Trump continues to unleash his inflammatory rhetoric on Twitter, this time attacking one of his own cabinet members. On Oct. 1, Trump...

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...

Democratic Socialism is Needed Now More Than Ever

Natalia HernandezContributing Writer As the COVID-19 pandemic surges across the globe, Americans have been critical of our current system...