Simpsons World: Maybe Not The “Worst. App. Ever.”

Coleman Gray Arts & Entertainment Editor Illustration by Amy Chase I wish I could tell you that the new Simpsons website and app, Simpsons World, will change the way the experience you the brilliant show. I wish I could tell you that the website interface is intuitive, that the app …

Patty Griffin Heads to Campbell Hall With Her Songs of Healing

Bryn Lemon As part of the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Arts & Lectures Series, Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin will be coming to UCSB’s very own Campbell Hall on November 2nd, accompanied by singer-songwriter John Fullbright. Griffin is a pioneer of the American folk music industry, and many of …

Script-to-Screen Series Takes on “The Theory of Everything”

Shomik Mukherjee Making a biopic is, if nothing else, a risky endeavor; an attempt to capture the life of a notable name can result in disaster if the effort is uninspired. Thus, a well-made biographical film needs to be accurate enough to earn validity, but avoid drying itself out with …

G-Eazy Gets Hyphy in the Hub

Julian Levy Staff Writer Photos by Diane Ng, Staff Photographer A.S. Program Board hosted a sold-out concert featuring rapper G-Eazy on Oct. 24 at The Hub, which showcased the artist’s Bay Area rap revival and the inextinguishable spirit of the hyphy movement.

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Student Housing Crisis Hits IV

October 29, 2014 1 Comment
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Lizeth Pompa
Photo by Tiffany Wu

As fall quarter began, students learned that finding housing in Isla Vista would be harder than they thought possible.

While freshman were being accommodated and placed in dorms, international students from programs such as the International Study Programs, as well as continuing students, stressed over housing during the month of September and even at the start of the quarter. Many were left homeless and found themselves in search of a place to live for the year. The Community Housing Office was flooded with students looking for housing–as many as 300 students were homeless during late September.

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Voters Prepare to Decide on Important Ballot Initiatives in Midterm Elections

October 29, 2014 No Comments
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Gilberto Flores
National Beat Reporter

With the Nov. 4 midterm elections less than a week away, voters across the country are gearing up to vote on several important state and local ballot initiatives. Voters will be deciding on major issues such as marijuana legalization, minimum wage increases, and background checks for gun purchases. California voters will be deciding on similar issues.

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Halloween Campaigns Dissuade Out of Town Visitors and Advocate a United Isla Vista

October 29, 2014 1 Comment
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Montana MacLachlan

Isla Vista Halloween is apparently #notworthit.

A forlorn young woman dressed in costume holds a sign that reads “lost my phone, lost my friends, lost my ride.” This image is part of a recent campaign to highlight safety measures and strongly discourage out of town visitors for the upcoming holiday.

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Shifting Focus, Taking Action

October 29, 2014 1 Comment
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Montana MacLachlan

It seems to be a constant debate of “who is right” versus “who is wrong.”

Too often I see students complain behind their computer screens about the supposed injustices performed by Isla Vista Foot Patrol and the University of California Police Department. They are not shy when it comes to criticism, but I seldom hear any support. Now, I believe there are three sides of every story: one man, the other man, and the truth.

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As Associated Students Special Election Nears, Executive Office Staffs Fear Job Loss

October 25, 2014 No Comments
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Bailee Abell
Associated Students Beat Reporter
Photos by Diane Ng, Staff Photographer

Former Student Advocate General Bailey Loverin spoke about a bill to update Associated Students Legal Code Article VII Sections 3, 8-10 at the Oct. 22 meeting of the AS Senate at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Two Students Fall from Isla Vista Cliffs in Two Days

October 22, 2014 3 Comments
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Bryn Lemon
Photos by Jonathan Montenegro

Two students have fallen off of the cliffs of Del Playa in Isla Vista within the first week of the fall quarter at University of California, Santa Barbara. The two students have sustained injuries, however both survived their falls and are now recovering.

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Police and Associated Students Institute Changes for Halloween

October 22, 2014 1 Comment
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Carly White
Photo by Taylor Yeerong

In preparation for Halloween, police officers from Santa Barbara County and the University of California Police Department from all ten UC campuses have been patrolling in Isla Vista with local authorities on the weekends since late summer. According to the University of California Police Department, several new policies will be put into effect this year to change how Isla Vista will be managed on the holiday.

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Arts & Entertainment

Simpsons World: Maybe Not The “Worst. App. Ever.”

29 Oct 2014

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Coleman Gray Arts & Entertainment Editor Illustration by Amy Chase I wish I could tell you that the new Simpsons website and app, Simpsons World, will change the way the experience you the brilliant show. I wish I could tell you that the website interface is intuitive, that the app …

Patty Griffin Heads to Campbell Hall With Her Songs of Healing

29 Oct 2014

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Bryn Lemon As part of the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Arts & Lectures Series, Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin will be coming to UCSB’s very own Campbell Hall on November 2nd, accompanied by singer-songwriter John Fullbright. Griffin is a pioneer of the American folk music industry, and many of …

Multimedia

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 …

Technology

UN and CERN Celebrate Science for Peace and Development

29 Oct 2014

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Judy Lau Staff Writer The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) celebrated science for peace and development on Oct. 20. The event was the last in a series of celebrations organized by CERN to mark its 60th anniversary, and highlighted the …

Paralyzed Man Walks Thanks To Stem Cells

29 Oct 2014

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Vall Vinai Groundbreaking stem cell based therapy allowed a paralyzed man to take his first steps in over four years last week. The groundbreaking treatment was pioneered by Professor Geoffrey Raisman of University College London and his team of fellow scientists.