Nina Brown

Tearing down the red tape

Over the past six months, I have become fluent in legalese. I have drafted pages of insurance agreements, paraphrased policy and translated liability contracts into French. I have spoken to every vice chancellor, deputy manager and passive-aggressive telephone operator in the Bay Area and beyond. I have learned to navigate
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Let students DREAM

I’ve always viewed my university degree as a safe haven — a layover on the way to the real world in which I can discover what exactly I’ll do in that world. University should be a place in which you can discover and fulfill your dreams regardless of your legal
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sexonteus.online

Accept the condom, love the condom

Alright, I know many of you – both girls and boys – are already rolling your eyes and thinking about how much you hate having sex with condoms, how it doesn’t feel as good (or “natural”), how you might not even feel anything and that you’re just not going to
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Christopher Coulter Columnist

NorCal versus SoCal: The Pledge of Allegiance

Somewhere between the nebula of moral affluence known as the San Francisco Bay Area and the carnal wasteland of human indiscretion that currently infests Santa Barbara County southward is a place that divides the region fondly referred to as NorCal and that other regrettable area — SoCal. Due to its location
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Listen up, legislators

The outcry against tuition increases throughout the years has been scrawled across this paper’s opinion page and shouted from the steps of Sproul Hall time and time again. We, California students, have called upon Sacramento to take action. We’ve made compelling arguments and exhaustive pleas. But it seems our cries,
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columnist

SEX ON TUESDAY: Longing for simpler times

My first sexual experiences happened in parked cars in the suburbs of Southern California. Usually a Strokes song was playing, my head would hit the roof at least five or six times and neither of us really knew what we were doing. On the drives back home, I remember dreaming
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PEC

What does the coalition stand for?

This summer, following the July Regents Meeting ­— at which student fees were raised by another 9.6 percent — a group of students, workers and faculty began meeting to renew our shared fight for public education and against the evisceration of the UCs. Since then, we’ve held large social gatherings
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landlord oped

Knowing tenants’ rights: Be aware of screening fees

We all know that looking for housing off campus is stressful, time-consuming and costly. From searching in a very competitive market and paying high rent, to finding roommates and moving and unpacking, the last thing on your mind is the fees that you pay just to fill out an application
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sexonteus.online

It’s a hard-knock life

On a Thursday night, as we sipped our beers at a local bar and the conversational naturally turned to my favorite subject, my girlfriend almost complained that if she and her boyfriend “don’t have sex for like two days, he goes crazy and whatnot!” Well, frankly, I would — and
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