Stormy SoundClouds Gather on the Music Streaming Horizon

Stephany Jones What first began as a small startup company in Berlin by two Swedish music enthusiasts back in 2007 has since exploded into a company valued at $700 million dollars and has become a new platform for up and coming artists. With over 250 million users, SoundCloud has become …

Barely Alive from New York, It’s Saturday Night!

Shomik Mukherjee Illustration by Luis Bondoc, Staff Illustrator When great things come to fall, as they always inevitably do, it presents us an opportunity to dissect the remains, and wonder about what went wrong. Personally, I’ve always found this vulture-like behavior agitating; not all demises warrant explanation, and some things …

Foxygen’s “…And Star Power” Fizzles Rather Than Shines

Kyle Roe Photo by Lorenzo Basilio, Photo Editor Sometimes to create good music in the present you need to look to the past. The past can provide inspiration, perspective, and a reminder of the cyclical nature of popular music. Beyoncé might be this generation’s Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson replaced Elvis …

Art to Zoo: A Collection of Pictures Worth A Thousand Roars

Jonathan Montenegro Photos by Bryn Lemon As one first enters the gallery and first experiences the Art to Zoo: Exploring Animal Natures exhibit, it is difficult to not be taken aback by the richness and detail of the photographs, and the beauty and strength of the animals within them. The …

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Two Students Fall from Isla Vista Cliffs in Two Days

October 22, 2014 No Comments
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Bryn Lemon
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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 No Comments
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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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Federal and Local Governments Respond to Ebola Threat

October 22, 2014 No Comments
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Gilberto Flores
National Beat Reporter

As the threat of the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread, government and health officials have been responding to and preparing for the threat of Ebola throughout the last few days. Originating from areas of West Africa, where the virus has claimed over 4,500 lives, Ebola has reached Dallas, TX–where two nurses and a lab worker have been confirmed to have contracted the disease after treating a patient with the virus. As more news on the outbreak develops, the issue has quickly become a political as well as a public health crisis.

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AS President Discusses Upcoming Projects in Isla Vista

October 17, 2014 No Comments
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Bailee Abell
Associated Students Beat Reporter

Associated Students President Ali Guthy and External Vice President of Statewide Affairs Melvin Singh shared news of their upcoming projects in Isla Vista and on campus at the University of California, Santa Barbara meeting of the Associated Students Senate on Oct. 15.

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Associated Students Discuss UCPD Halloween Protocol at First Senate Meeting

October 15, 2014 1 Comment
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Bailee Abell
Associated Students Beat Reporter
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The Associated Students Senate began the 2014-2015 academic year with their first meeting of fall quarter on Wednesday, Oct. 8, during which they discussed University of California Police Department Halloween protocol and ongoing negotiations with the Graduate Student Association.

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Lois Capps Meets With Students, Stresses Voter Registration

October 15, 2014 1 Comment
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Gilberto Flores and Amol Mahal
National Beat Reporter and Writer
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Rep. Lois Capps of California’s 24th congressional district visited students at the University of California, Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Oct. 7 to discuss the importance of voter registration, the issues that are important to students, and the impact Isla Vista has as a community on the upcoming election. The visit took place at a meeting of the UCSB Campus Democrats, who held an open-door sit down at the Lobero Room of the UCen to welcome Capps.

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UCSB Professor Shuji Nakamura Wins Nobel Prize in Physics

October 15, 2014 1 Comment
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Judy Lau
Staff Writer
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The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Shuji Nakamura, professor of Materials, Electrical, and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, along with two others.

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Arts & Entertainment

Stormy SoundClouds Gather on the Music Streaming Horizon

22 Oct 2014

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Stephany Jones What first began as a small startup company in Berlin by two Swedish music enthusiasts back in 2007 has since exploded into a company valued at $700 million dollars and has become a new platform for up and coming artists. With over 250 million users, SoundCloud has become …

Barely Alive from New York, It’s Saturday Night!

22 Oct 2014

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Shomik Mukherjee Illustration by Luis Bondoc, Staff Illustrator When great things come to fall, as they always inevitably do, it presents us an opportunity to dissect the remains, and wonder about what went wrong. Personally, I’ve always found this vulture-like behavior agitating; not all demises warrant explanation, and some things …

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

Pentagon Declares Climate Change a National Security Threat

22 Oct 2014

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Carly White On Oct. 13, the Pentagon released a report entitled the “2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap” to address the environmental threat that climate change poses. According to the Department of Defense, current climate change directly affects their “ability to defend the Nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national …

Apple and Facebook Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Eggs

22 Oct 2014

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Judy Lau Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Facebook and Apple are now offering to pay their female employees to freeze their eggs, which allows for better family planning at a higher level.