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The Unattainable Goal

January 22, 2012

Filed under Feature, Opinion

1.6 MILLION PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES IN 2010 ● 52 PROCEDURES TO GET “BARBIE BODY” ● AVERAGE PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURE: $4,000 ● 95.6 PERCENT OF PATIENTS ARE WOMEN ● 66.9 PERCENT OF WOMEN PATIENTS HAVE A COLLEG...

Caught Red Handed: Neglecting the Modern-Day Teenager

December 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Politicians turn a blind eye to the most impressionable portion of the population: Teens They should be ashamed of themselves. Call me biased, but of all the criticism pinpointed at teenagers, critics of today’s youth should real...

I am Not Just a Number

I am Not Just a Number

December 2, 2011

Men: Objectified too?

December 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Flip through the glossy pages of any perfumed fashion magazine to be visually accosted by images of Barbie-like idealized women flaunting mile-long legs, flawless skin and perfectly preened manes of flowing blonde hair. The social...

AN IMPOSSIBLE ROLE TO PLAY

December 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Sex symbol, caring mother, career woman, and loving wife—how can one person fill all of these roles? For much of American history, a woman’s proper sphere was thought to be within her own home. This restrictive cult of domesticity...

Generational Differences Stir Art Controversy

November 1, 2011

Filed under Opinion

  The angst, the display of restlessness—it was almost overwhelming. But, I was fascinated. To me, this was art. It was graphic and alarming, powerfully dramatic, but, at the same time, pedestrian, and the fact that...

Santa Barbara Faces Problems with Graffiti Vandalism

November 1, 2011

Filed under Opinion

  As one drives down the freeway in Santa Barbara, they pass by walls littered with tagging and various layers of paint. These walls were once a clean and  uniform color, but over the years they have been a repeated...

eBook vs. Textbooks

October 25, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Our country has always prioritized education among its youth, but has our generation reached the tipping point, at which the simple act of carrying around textbooks or investing in an eBook could make or break our chances at ...

If You Are Not Stressed, There is Something Wrong With You (Senior Year)

October 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With the start of the school year, I have witnessed an epidemic of junioritis—the result of an intense workload, standardized testing, hours of extracurricular activities, and the ever-daunting, quickly-approaching college admissions...