Great Performances Save FYF Fest 2014 From Growing Pains

Ashkan Karimloo Staff Writer On Aug. 23 and 24, 2014, Los Angeles’ largest music festival opened its doors for an eleventh consecutive year. Boasting a lineup that included decade-old, post-punk revival bands such as The Strokes and Interpol alongside fledgling electronic acts such as Les Sins and Kelela, FYF Fest …

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Kicks Ass Like Marvel Never Has Before

Coleman Gray Arts & Entertainment Editor After blasting off to an August-record $94 million dollar box office in its first weekend, I assume many of you have seen the new Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and if you haven’t, go see it now. Really. Right now. I give you …

Cinematic Time Capsule “Boyhood” Captures Real Life in a New Way

Kelsey Knorp IV Beat Reporter The day after I saw “Boyhood,” I found my thoughts intermittently returning to the film and the overall enjoyment that it created. However, I had trouble pinpointing exactly what it was that engaged me so completely. Later that evening, Jon Stewart described my feelings perfectly …

“Weird Al” Yankovic Takes to the Internet With “Mandatory Fun”

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer On July 15, “Weird Al” Yankovic released his 14th album of 12 affectionate song parodies, putting his own humorous spin on currently popular songs. However, unlike with his previous albums, Yankovic decided to promote “Mandatory Fun” in a different way: with a significant focus on the …

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Shooting Death of Missouri Teen Sparks Ongoing Civil Unrest

August 16, 2014 1 Comment
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Gilberto Flores
National Beat Reporter

FERGUSON, Mo.– Calls for action and unrest continue in response to the shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday Aug. 9, 2014. Brown, an unarmed African American male, was shot multiple times by a Ferguson police officer. Brown was 18 years old and days away from starting college. The incident took place at around 2 p.m. local time as Brown was walking from his apartment to his grandmother’s house. The name of the officer has since been revealed to be Darren Wilson, a 6-year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department. Wilson is currently on paid administrative leave.

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Community Members Discuss Potential Self-Governance of Isla Vista

July 22, 2014 No Comments
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Kelsey Knorp
IV Beat Reporter

Students, property owners, and other stakeholders in the Isla Vista community gathered at the Santa Barbara Hillel on Monday, July 21, to exchange ideas for improvement of the town’s current government structure.

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Isla Vista Remembers Fallen Gauchos with Memorial Paddle Out

June 1, 2014 No Comments
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Lexi Weyrick
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Thousands of Isla Vista community members took to the water on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. to participate in a Memorial Paddle Out event to honor the six University of California, Santa Barbara students who lost their lives during Friday’s rampage.

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Student Arrested After Misfired Bullet Hits Neighbor’s Apartment

May 31, 2014 1 Comment
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Kelsey Knorp
Associated Students Beat Reporter

An accidental gunshot fired in an Isla Vista apartment complex Tuesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of third-year University of California, Santa Barbara geography major Kevin Tym. … Continue Reading

UCSB Memorial Service Declares ‘Not One More!’

May 31, 2014 1 Comment
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Giuseppe Ricapito
Isla Vista Beat Reporter
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Thousands of Santa Barbara community members, students, faculty, and families gathered in solidarity at Harder Stadium on Tuesday, May 27, to memorialize the students killed and injured in the May 23 Isla Vista rampage.

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Isla Vista Community Responds to Tragedy with Extraordinary Acts of Memoriam and Sorrow

May 28, 2014 1 Comment
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Giuseppe Ricapito
Isla Vista Beat Reporter
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio and Mark Brocher, Staff Photographers

In the wake of the Isla Vista killing spree, which claimed the lives of six victims and injured 13 others, local students, residents, and officials have all come together with fellowship and support, mutually declaring the concord and preservation of the community. Heartfelt dedications, such as shrines of flowers, candles, and photographs, have cropped up at various crime scenes: in front of IV Deli Mart, at the top of the loop on Embarcadero Del Norte, in front of the Capri Apartments on Seville Road, and at the site of the deaths of Katie Cooper and Veronika Weiss.

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AS Senate Passes Final Legislation, Students Protest Inauguration

May 28, 2014 No Comments
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Kelsey Knorp
AS Beat Reporter
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The 2013-2014 Associated Students Senate made its final decisions on Wednesday, May 21, before ceding its powers to newly elected officials, whose inauguration was attended by a number of silent protestors.

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Great Performances Save FYF Fest 2014 From Growing Pains

5 Sep 2014

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Ashkan Karimloo Staff Writer On Aug. 23 and 24, 2014, Los Angeles’ largest music festival opened its doors for an eleventh consecutive year. Boasting a lineup that included decade-old, post-punk revival bands such as The Strokes and Interpol alongside fledgling electronic acts such as Les Sins and Kelela, FYF Fest …

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Kicks Ass Like Marvel Never Has Before

6 Aug 2014

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Coleman Gray Arts & Entertainment Editor After blasting off to an August-record $94 million dollar box office in its first weekend, I assume many of you have seen the new Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and if you haven’t, go see it now. Really. Right now. I give you …

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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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The Science Behind Ebola

29 Aug 2014

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Lexi Weyrick Staff Writer In March of this year, Ebola began spreading in Guinea.  Since then, the outbreak has quickly become the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak in history and is still spreading in West Africa. There have been cases reported in four countries at this point: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, …

Independent Space Crew Seizes Control of Former NASA Satellite

15 Aug 2014

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Judy Lau Staff Writer A crew of space enthusiasts in Mountain View, California, in cooperation with NASA, have taken control of a 36-year-old inactive satellite that was originally put into orbit to study solar weather in order to beam publicly accessible data of multiple kinds for the next few decades.