‘Toy Story 4′ is the Latest in Line of Unnecessary Sequels

Shomik Mukherjee Staff Writer It’s difficult to imagine a person who watched all three of the films in Pixar’s Toy Story trilogy and didn’t feel something at any point during Toy Story 3, which was, at the time, thought to be the final installment of the series. After all, the …

Pink Floyd Adds a Denouement to Its Discography

Shomik Mukherjee Staff Writer “We certainly are under spoken and understanding, but there’s a lot of things unsaid as well. We shout and argue and fight, and work it on out.” So spoke the late Richard Wright, former member of Pink Floyd. The iconic band’s most recent album, The Endless …

UCSB’s Focus Media Journal: A Graduate Level Opportunity for Undergrad Students

Kassandra Gutierrez Have you ever felt so confident about an essay and believed it deserved more recognition than a course itself can give? The Focus Media Journal at University of California, Santa Barbara gives writers the opportunity to publish their work and have it acknowledged at the prestigious academic level. The …

Mac DeMarco’s Great Performance in the Hub Ends with Police Intervention

Ashkan Karimloo Staff Writer Photos by Jonathan Montenegro Mac DeMarco possesses an odd duality of character; simultaneously charming and offensive, DeMarco’s music bears a touching earnestness that has made him beloved by many. Yet, the singer/songwriter is more likely to share a lewd fart joke on stage than to offer …

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Senate Votes Against Completion of Keystone XL Pipeline

November 19, 2014 No Comments

Gilberto Flores
National Beat Reporter

The United States Senate voted down legislation that would allow for the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 18. The final vote count was 59-41, and the pipeline needed 60 votes in order to pass. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the same legislation on Nov. 14. If it had passed Congress, the decision to approve the pipeline would have been up to the President.

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Obama Visits Asia, Australia: Strikes Climate Change Deal, Urges Tolerance, Discusses Threats to Peace at G20

November 19, 2014 No Comments
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Gilberto Flores
National Beat Reporter

President Obama kicked off a week-long visit to the Pacific Rim on Nov. 10 in Beijing, where he attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference, followed by stops in Myanmar and Australia to meet with government leaders at the G20 summit in Brisbane. The visits come a week after the President and the Democratic Party faced massive upsets in the midterm elections, which left the Republicans with a majority in the U.S. Senate and an overall stronger control over the legislature.

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Stigma Free UCSB Shows that Change Begins with Awareness

November 19, 2014 No Comments
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Madison Mead
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Stigma Free at UCSB brought members of University of California, Santa Barbara and the surrounding community together to share information about mental health and the issues of stigma on Nov. 13. The fair was organized by Active Minds, Associated Students, and the Commission on Student Well Being to spread awareness and unite the community.

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SCORE Argues Against Conference Bill, Amendment Negotiations Ongoing

November 14, 2014 No Comments
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Bailee Abell
Associated Students Beat Reporter
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Members of the Student Commission on Racial Equality argued against a bill to update Policy 28: Associated Students Conference and Retreat Policies and Procedures at the Nov. 12 meeting of the AS Senate at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Fossil Fuel Industries Fund Midterm Election Campaigns, Dealing Critical Blow to Environmental Protections

November 12, 2014 No Comments
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Gilberto Flores
National Beat Reporter

With the results of the Nov. 4 midterm elections, Republicans hold a majority of seats in the US Senate, meaning the GOP will also be taking over all Senate Committee chairmanships starting January 2015.

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ISA Glow Party Lights Up the Night

November 12, 2014 No Comments
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Ariana Arzani
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The International Student Association hosted their first annual Glow Party in the Santa Rosa formal lounge on Nov. 8. The event drew a crowd of both international and domestic University of California, Santa Barbara students who danced in the darkness, illuminated by neon glow sticks.

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LGBT Tea Time at the RCSGD

November 12, 2014 No Comments
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Spencer Phillips
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The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity at the University of California, Santa Barbara hosted identiTEAS–a one year-old quarterly program that focuses on fostering relationships between communities by providing an open space for discussion–on Nov. 5 in the Student Resource Building.

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Arts & Entertainment

‘Toy Story 4′ is the Latest in Line of Unnecessary Sequels

19 Nov 2014

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Shomik Mukherjee Staff Writer It’s difficult to imagine a person who watched all three of the films in Pixar’s Toy Story trilogy and didn’t feel something at any point during Toy Story 3, which was, at the time, thought to be the final installment of the series. After all, the …

Pink Floyd Adds a Denouement to Its Discography

19 Nov 2014

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Shomik Mukherjee Staff Writer “We certainly are under spoken and understanding, but there’s a lot of things unsaid as well. We shout and argue and fight, and work it on out.” So spoke the late Richard Wright, former member of Pink Floyd. The iconic band’s most recent album, The Endless …

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

The Society of Undergraduate Biologists Hosts Ice Cream Social

19 Nov 2014

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Vall Vinai Photos by Leah Armer, Staff Photographer The Society of Undergraduate Biologists (SUB) held their first professor-student social of the year in the Life Science Building (LSB) courtyard on Friday, Nov. 14th.

UCSB Physics Professor Awarded Buckley Prize

19 Nov 2014

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Judy Lau Staff Writer Photo by Sirenia Sanchez Matthew Fisher, theoretical physicist and professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received the 2015 Oliver E. Buckley Prize for his discovery of the superconductor-insulator transition, a paradigm for quantum phase transitions.