Best 5 Acts of Coachella Weekend 2, Day 2

Deanna Kim Arts & Entertainment Editor Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer The sun was out and about early Saturday morning, and it woke my whole tent up by 8 a.m. But somehow, in my unconscious state, I decided that two more hours of sleep in a sauna with little …

Nuclear Japan Series: ‘Fukushima: Memories of the Lost Landscape’

Gilberto Flores Staff Writer On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan just off the coast of the Tohoku region and triggered a massive tsunami that washed away more than 20,000 people living on the coastline. The tsunami also caused three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power …

Two Decades Later, Pixies Refuse to Bite The Dust

Robert Wojtkiewicz Senior Layout Editor The last time Pixies released an album, Kim Deal was still playing bass, George Bush Sr. was president, and I was 6 months old; my, how the times have changed. Their first studio album in over 20 years, Pixies’ “Indie Cindy” is a dark, riffy, and …

A Look at the American Flag After 9/11

Neha Pearce Photos by Kana Ebiko and Madison King, Staff Photographer Doris Bittar’s art exhibit, entitled “Between the Stripes,” is grounded in the concept of multi-culturalism and identity in America by virtue of Bittar’s personal background as well as her own interests. The artist, writer, and professor at the California State …

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Community Service District Poses Opportunity for Greater Autonomy for Isla Vista

April 23, 2014 No Comments
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Giuseppe Ricapito
Isla Vista Beat Reporter

Running parallel with transformative post-Deltopia planning is a grassroots campaign to give Isla Vista greater local autonomy as a Community Service District (CSD), a form of independent community government used to provide services in an unincorporated area of the county. … Continue Reading

AS Senate Considers Withdrawal from USSA

April 23, 2014 No Comments
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Kelsey Knorp
AS Beat Reporter
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer

Associated Students Senate tabled “A Bill to Officially Withdraw ASUCSB Membership from the United States Student Association” at its meeting on Wednesday, April 16. … Continue Reading

Environmentally-conscious Santa Barbara Perseveres in Earth Day 2014

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Andrea Vallone
Staff Writer

Forty-five years ago, in the winter of 1969, Santa Barbara’s coastline was devastated by a massive oil spill resulting from a malfunction in Union Oil’s Platform A residing just off the coast of Goleta. News of the spill and its influence on the surrounding environment shocked the country. The spill, at the time, ranked the largest in United States waters, and currently holds the unfortunate title of the third largest–after Deepwater Horizon in Mexico of 2010, and the Exxon Valdez spill in Long Beach, Calif. in 1989. … Continue Reading

Lake Cachuma Sits at Below 40 Percent Capacity, Affects Santa Barbara County Communities

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Julia Frazer
Staff Writer

Lake Cachuma, an artificial lake located in the Santa Ynez Valley of central Santa Barbara County, is sitting at approximately 38 percent. These levels are especially alarming because of the approaching summer, when there is less of a chance of rain to refill the lake. … Continue Reading

Guthy, Kaur Debate for 2014-2015 AS Presidential Role

April 18, 2014 No Comments
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Kelsey Gripenstraw
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Ali Guthy and Navkiran “Navi” Kaur spoke to the Hub the evening of Thursday, April 17, aiming to convince their fellow Gauchos that they deserve the title of 2014-2015 Associated Students President. … Continue Reading

Candidates for EVPSA Discuss Issues of Diversity and the Future of Education

April 17, 2014 No Comments
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Julia Frazer
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Two candidates for External Vice President of Statewide Affairs for the 2014-2015 school year voiced their thoughts at The Hub on the evening of Tuesday, April 16, for the AS Candidate Forum. Third-year Kashira Ayers is running with the Democratic Process (DP) party. Her opponent Melvin Singh, also a third-year, represents the Open People’s Party. … Continue Reading

AS Student Advocate General Candidates Discuss Visions for Campus Advocacy

April 16, 2014 No Comments
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Kelsey Knorp
AS Beat Reporter

Candidates running to become the next Associated Students Student Advocate General (SAG) at the University of California, Santa Barbara answered student questions at a public forum in The Hub the evening of Tuesday, April 15. … Continue Reading

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Best 5 Acts of Coachella Weekend 2, Day 2

23 Apr 2014

Coachella Weekend 2, Day 2

Deanna Kim Arts & Entertainment Editor Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer The sun was out and about early Saturday morning, and it woke my whole tent up by 8 a.m. But somehow, in my unconscious state, I decided that two more hours of sleep in a sauna with little …

Nuclear Japan Series: ‘Fukushima: Memories of the Lost Landscape’

23 Apr 2014

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Gilberto Flores Staff Writer On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan just off the coast of the Tohoku region and triggered a massive tsunami that washed away more than 20,000 people living on the coastline. The tsunami also caused three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power …

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UAW Strike (UCSB)

9 Apr 2014

UAW Strike (UCSB)

On April 3rd, the UAW 2865 (UC Student-Workers Union) and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) participated in a system-wide strike held across all Universities of California in order to protest unfair labor practices within the system.  Many undergraduate and graduate students gathered at the rally to voice those concerns, and …

Sal Castro Memorial Conference

7 Mar 2014

Sal Castro Memorial Conference

On Februry 21-22nd, the Sal Castro Memorial Conference on the emerging historiography of the Chicano movement was hosted by UCSB’s Chican@ Studies Department. The two day conference provided Chican@ scholars with an opportunity to present their work and have it discussed and critiqued by fellow scholars. It also featured a …

AS Week of Revenue

21 Feb 2014

AS Week of Revenue

On February 7th, 2014 As part of UCSB Associated Students’s Week of Revenue events, students were treated to trivia games and other informative activities, as well as a Q&A panel featuring elected officials, in an effort to inform the student body of how their tuition money is used, where other …

Technology

Asian Air Pollution Found to Affect Global Weather Patterns, World Environmental Leaders Respond

23 Apr 2014

Mimi Liu Staff Writer Air pollution from Asia has been known to severely increase global emissions and is linked to changing global weather patterns. A decade-long study was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) regarding the changing weather patterns. It appears that the smog …

The Heartbleed Bug: A Trivial Mistake With Disastrous Consequences

23 Apr 2014

Pragya Parmita Staff Writer One of the worst threats to Internet Security, the Heartbleed bug, remained undetected in the very popular OpenSSL library for over two years. Now that it has finally been discovered and tested, security analysts are starting to realize that the bug poses an even greater threat …