Script to Screen Gets Spooky with “American Horror Story”

Emily Hansen Photos by Veronica Arvizo If you attended the screening of American Horror Story on Monday, Dec. 1st at Pollock Theater, you had the unique opportunity to spend an evening immersed in the imagination of both the show and its executive producer, Dante Di Loreto. The night opened with …

Hungry For More: A Mostly Spoiler-Free ‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ Review

Sarah Beaver Staff Writer As the familiar four-toned whistle resounded throughout theater 3 of Goleta’s Camino Real Cinemas, excited audience members whispered to each other in anticipation for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The 8 P.M. “premiere” showing was completely sold out beforehand, and the 9:30 P.M. showing filled up reasonably …

Globe Theatre’s Production of ‘King Lear': The Work of a Fool, or a Visionary?

Bryn Lemon Staff Writer Photos by Kelly Xin, Staff Photographer  For an all-too-short two performance run, the Globe Theatre Company graced our modest Campbell Hall with a production of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Bill Buckhurst, the director of the piece who often works for the Globe, envisioned a production in which the …

‘Smash 4’ Heats Up the Competitive Gaming Scene Once Again

Matt Mersel Executive Content Editor By now, the reviews for the newest installment in the venerable Super Smash Bros. series, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, have already come in. Unofficially known as Smash 4, the game was released to universally positive reviews, which praised the new gameplay that blended …

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AS Senate Discusses Changes to Funding Procedures, Student Groups Opposed

December 6, 2014 2 Comments
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Bailee Abell
Associated Students Beat Reporter
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Photo Editor

The Associated Students Senate discussed two bills to update Article IV of the AS University of California, Santa Barbara Legal Code at the Dec. 3 meeting at UCSB.

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BSU Holds Public Forum and Protest March Following Ferguson Decision

December 3, 2014 2 Comments
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Lexi Weyrick
Staff Writer
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Photo Editor

Responding to the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson, students and community members gathered at the University of California, Santa Barbara for a public forum and march on Nov. 25.  The forum began at 2 PM at Storke Tower and acted as a space for people to share their feelings and demonstrate their solidarity.

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Not Indicted, Prosecutor Criticized

November 27, 2014 2 Comments
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Gilberto Flores
National Beat Reporter

Following months of jury deliberations in the case of the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old black youth Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, a grand jury decided on Nov. 24 to not indict Officer Wilson of any crimes. The implications of this decision are such that Wilson will not be prosecuted for Brown’s death.

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UCSB Community Unites Behind Ayotzinapa

November 25, 2014 No Comments
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Ariana Arzani
Photos by Frances Castellon

On Sept. 26, 49 male students from a teachers’ college in the rural town of Iguala, Mexico were violently confronted by police and gunmen believed to be affiliated with local cartel groups. Six students were killed at the scene and 43 were kidnapped, presumably murdered. The students were traveling to Iguala in order to protest what they believed were discriminatory hiring practices and advocate for education reform.

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Regents Approve Tuition Hike Amidst Student Protests

November 25, 2014 No Comments

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The Regents of the University of California voted 14-7 to approve a gradual tuition hike, which will increase tuition as much as five percent per year, on Nov. 20 at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

November 22, 2014 No Comments

Gilberto Flores
National Beat Reporter

President Obama outlined an executive action on immigration in an address to the nation on Nov. 20. The plan is intended to fix the country’s lackluster immigration system by making it easier for highly skilled immigrants to remain in the country while taking steps to deal with the millions already in the United States illegally.

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Senate Discusses Divestment from Gun Industries, DJ Club Denied Funding

November 21, 2014 No Comments
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Bailee Abell
Associated Student Beat Reporter
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Photo Editor

The Associated Students Senate tabled a Resolution to Divest from Gun Industries at their Wednesday, Nov. 19 meeting at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Script to Screen Gets Spooky with “American Horror Story”

11 Dec 2014

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Emily Hansen Photos by Veronica Arvizo If you attended the screening of American Horror Story on Monday, Dec. 1st at Pollock Theater, you had the unique opportunity to spend an evening immersed in the imagination of both the show and its executive producer, Dante Di Loreto. The night opened with …

Hungry For More: A Mostly Spoiler-Free ‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ Review

3 Dec 2014

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Sarah Beaver Staff Writer As the familiar four-toned whistle resounded throughout theater 3 of Goleta’s Camino Real Cinemas, excited audience members whispered to each other in anticipation for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The 8 P.M. “premiere” showing was completely sold out beforehand, and the 9:30 P.M. showing filled up reasonably …

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Creative Culture Block Party

24 Apr 2014

Creative Culture Block Party

The Student Resource Building at UC Santa Barbara held its first ever Creative Culture Block Party on Friday, April 17th.  Student artists and performers were given the opportunity to display their works, ranging from drawings, photography, songs, dance, spoken word, and other media, which was funded by the Micheal D. …

Record Store Day

23 Apr 2014

Record Store Day

On April 17th 2014, Record Store Day was celebrated across the US and internationally. Started in 2007, it celebrates vinyls and the culture of independently owned record stores. Video by Crystal Chen Music by: Tommy Tutone – Jenny

UCSB Celebrates Holi

23 Apr 2014

UCSB Celebrates Holi

UCSB Indus, a group that aims to increase cultural awareness of South Asian culture on campus, celebrated Holi, the South Asian festival of colors, on Sunday Apr. 13 2014. UCSB Indus strives to bring students together for a time of celebration and fun to kick in the spring. Pooja Pujara …

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U.S. and China Commit to Reduction of Greenhouse Gases, Hope India Will Follow

10 Dec 2014

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Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer The 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference is currently taking place in Lima, Peru, according to the New York Times, and China has decided to join the United States in making commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The question now, however, is whether India will follow …

Ebola Vaccine Goes To Human Trials

10 Dec 2014

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Gwendolyn Wu Staff Writer Recent Ebola vaccine human clinical trials produced promising results, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). The Maryland-based trials, which began in September and were verified in November, garnered a positive response from participants’ immune systems with few side effects.