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Saturday, May 30th 2020

The Truth Behind Astrology: A Debate

Nathan Vived, Graeme Jackson, and Raymond Matthews Contributing Writer, Photo Editor, and Opinions Editor Middle of the Road: I feel I should preface this section by saying...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bernie Sanders’ Jewish Heritage Isn’t a Concern

Dhiraj Nallapaneni Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Bernie Sanders’s candidacy has recently been attacked from several different vantage points. Democrats such as Hillary Clinton...

Let Full-Time NCAA Athletes Be Part-Time Students

Linus Li Marketing Director Year after year, there have been debates regarding whether National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) student athletes should be required to maintain full-time...

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...

To 700,000 and More: UC & DACA

Francisco Olvera Staff Writer During the fall quarter of my freshman year I made my way up to the eighth floor of the UCSB Library. It...

UCSB’s Contraceptive Effort is Anti-Pro-Life

Jason Garshfield Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez, Staff Illustrator  You wouldn’t ordinarily expect Health and Wellness to put in a funding request for a vending machine...