Gregory Porter Inspires at Campbell Hall

Rick Wang Photo by Tiffany Wu, Staff Photographer On a mild night in mid-January, the once bike-laden paths leading toward Campbell Hall filled with excited concert-goers, and the vestibule inside buzzed with excitement in anticipation of Grammy-winning Gregory Porter.

‘Girls’ Gone Wild…ly Explicit

Lexi Weyrick Staff Writer Photo courtesy of Fortune Live Media This most recent season premiere of the hit HBO show Girls has drawn the ire of some people upset over the level of sexual content on television. The first four minutes of the new season, from 10-10:04 PM on Sunday, …

Death Grips Struts Their Sexy Lady Parts in ‘Fashion Week’

Kyle Roe Staff Writer Photo courtesy of Thirdworlds In lieu of the upcoming release of their final album, The Powers That B, experimental hip hop trio Death Grips has released a new album of electronic music titled Fashion Week. The album is a collection of instrumentals the band has described …

‘Parks and Recreation': When You’re Here, Then You’re Home

Joanne Rhee Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator Oh Pawnee, you perfect hamlet of friends, flus, and fart attacks. I am so lucky that the brilliant Parks and Recreation brought you into my life. You’ve been my home away from home for the past six seasons and this is literally …

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UCSB Awarded Federal Grant for Expanding Mental Health Services

January 21, 2015 No Comments

Gilberto Flores
National Beat Reporter

The US Department of Education has awarded a $570,000 grant to the University of California, Santa Barbara for the purpose of expanding mental health services on campus and in Isla Vista. The grant will be used to meet the increased demand for mental health services in the wake of the Isla Vista shooting in May 2014.

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Hundreds Gather to End Rape Culture in Isla Vista

January 21, 2015 1 Comment
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Hector Sanchez Castaneda

Over 200 students gathered on Jan. 16 in Isla Vista at 10 PM to march down Del Playa and raise awareness about rape culture in the community. With signs that read “Women and Men Together” and “End Rape Culture,” the group gathered at Little Acorn Park and made its way down DP.

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Isla Vista Foot Patrol to Begin Wearing Body Cameras on Duty

January 14, 2015 No Comments
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Kelsey Knorp
Isla Vista Beat Reporter
Photos by Benjamin Hurst

Isla Vista Foot Patrol (IVFP) has recently purchased body-worn cameras for its officers, after several months of discussion that predated the recent presidential recommendation of such technology to all police departments.

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GOP Takes On Affordable Care Act

January 14, 2015 No Comments

Gilberto Flores
National Beat Reporter

The 114th United States Congress convened for the first time on Jan. 3, 2015, featuring a brand new Republican majority in both the House and the Senate. The new Congress will convene from now until Jan. 3, 2017, essentially the final two years of President Obama’s second term in office.

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Womyn’s Commission Hosts Block Party in Isla Vista

January 14, 2015 No Comments
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Lexi Weyrick
Staff Writer
Photos by Hitashi Bansal

On Jan. 9, the Associated Students Womyn’s Commission hosted Block Party, an event sponsored by Isla Vista First Fridays and KCSB, at Perfect Park in Isla Vista.

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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 3 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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Gregory Porter Inspires at Campbell Hall

21 Jan 2015

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Rick Wang Photo by Tiffany Wu, Staff Photographer On a mild night in mid-January, the once bike-laden paths leading toward Campbell Hall filled with excited concert-goers, and the vestibule inside buzzed with excitement in anticipation of Grammy-winning Gregory Porter.

‘Girls’ Gone Wild…ly Explicit

21 Jan 2015

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Lexi Weyrick Staff Writer Photo courtesy of Fortune Live Media This most recent season premiere of the hit HBO show Girls has drawn the ire of some people upset over the level of sexual content on television. The first four minutes of the new season, from 10-10:04 PM on Sunday, …

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

Research Reveals Tanning Troubles

21 Jan 2015

Samantha Stopol Scientific analysis of tanning beds has recently been released, and the findings highlight a major health issue: skin cancer. Multiple university departments and medical centers contributed to this research, including the University of California San Francisco, the University of California Berkeley, Stanford, the University of Cambridge, and the …

Promising Antibiotic Discovered in Dirt

21 Jan 2015

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Peter Crump Staff Writer Teixobactin, a newly discovered antibiotic, has not only proven to be an effective bacteria killer, but promises to put an end to the growing threat of antibacterial resistant diseases.