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Sustainable Fashion for Unsustainable Students

Lauren Luna Contributing Writer "Fast fashion" has been around since the beginning of mass-produced retail. Coming off the runways and straight onto sale racks, fast fashion...

The Problems That International Students Face

Erika Shinoda Contributing Writer Hello! My name is Erika Shinoda. I was born and raised in Japan in a very rural area where no one could...

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...

To Surf or Not to Surf After the Rain

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor Hillsides above Montecito charred by the Thomas fire gave way after heavy rainfall on Jan. 9, resulting in mud and...

The Teen Mental Health Crisis in America

Jessica Gang Opinions Editor Recently, a news article published in the Santa Barbara Independent highlighted the growing prevalence of a trend that has begun to alarm...

Fracking is Harmful But Maybe Not as Much as You Think

Raveen Sivashanker Recently the fracking controversy has drilled its way to Southern California as the Environmental Defense Center, a nonprofit dedicated to environmental protection in...

Top 10 Places to Visit In and Around Campus

Addison Morris Arts and Entertainment Editor Have you been looking for some good study spots or great food at UCSB? Are you wondering whether you should...

Tiny Homes for Huge Problems: Santa Barbara’s Plan to Tackle Homelessness

Hannah Maerowitz Science & Tech Editor Initially adopted by minimalists, tiny houses are now mainstream. They can be found on Airbnb or seen scattered around cities....

The Strange Obsession With ‘Making the Most’ At College

Shomik Mukherjee Executive Managing Editor I realized a few days into my freshman year that I was already struggling not to fail. I had been told,...

Engage Rather than Reject Ben Shapiro

Matthew Lee Staff Writer After great controversy and backlash, the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Associated Students Senate approved College Republican’s proposal to fund a talk...