Best 5 Acts of Coachella Weekend 2, Day 1

Deanna Kim Arts & Entertainment Editor Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer Overcast and with temperatures in the mid-80s, the first day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s Weekend 2 began with the perfect desert weather. But as always, I was sweating bullets and my hair was already …

Creatures of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Take Isla Vista Into a Time Warp

Alexandra Dwight Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer At the drunken hour of midnight on Friday, April 11, Isla Vista Theater was bustling with an eclectic cast of off-beat characters decked out in leather, sequins, powdered faces, thick red lipstick, corsets, glittery pasties, and spandex galore. This oddball bunch is …

Writer-in-Residence Series: Award-winning Author Gary Shteyngart Is Hardly a ‘Little Failure’

Bailee Abell Staff Writer Photo by Madison King, Staff Photographer University of California, Santa Barbara’s Arts & Lectures, in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, hosted “An Evening with Gary Shteyngart” on Thursday, April 10, at Campbell Hall. This event, co-sponsored by the Writing Program, is the first segment of IHC’s …

Rodents, Rapping, and Rebellion, Oh My! An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell

Anjali Shastry Opinions Editor Photos by Diane Ng, Staff Photographer “I live in New York City, and we have very long and cold winters, and also–this is entry into too-much-information territory here–but I live next to what used to be St. Vincent’s Hospital, and they knocked it down, and whenever …

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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
Staff Writer

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

Deltopia One Week Later: IV Cameras Taken Down, Footage to be Reviewed

April 16, 2014 No Comments
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Giuseppe Ricapito
Isla Vista Beat Reporter
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer

Deltopia is more than a week in the past, and in Isla Vista, the aftermath has fostered the creation of plans for the future. With the community still reeling from the consequences of the event, local law enforcement is continuing its investigation into criminal perpetrators of the civil unrest, and there remain a few lasting marks of the weekend’s pandemonium. … Continue Reading

Candidates L to Z Debate From Deltopia to Diversity at Off-Campus Senators Forum

April 16, 2014 No Comments
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Becca Ou
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer 

The first of a series of forums featuring the candidates for positions in Associated Students took place at The Hub on Monday, April 14. Candidates running to represent the student body as off-campus senators at the University of California, Santa Barbara for the 2014-2015 year kicked things off. … Continue Reading

Isla Vista Peace Conference: There’s Still Hope

April 16, 2014 No Comments
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Andrea Vallone
Staff Writer
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As news of last week’s Deltopia fiasco has been steadily spreading throughout the country, students and members of the community alike were shocked when coupled terms such as “University of California, Santa Barbara” and “Riot” were making headlines around the world. In response, fifth-year aquatic biology major Alana Osaki organized and hosted an Isla Vista Peace Conference at the Del Playa Park to discuss the future of the Isla Vista and the UCSB community for potential solutions to circumvent the widespread negative media attention. … Continue Reading

Candidates for Off-Campus Senator Participate in Pre-election Forum

April 16, 2014 No Comments
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Judy Lau
Staff Writer
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As Associated Students election season begins, 12 students running for the position of off-campus senator were asked a series of questions on Monday, April 14, in The Hub to start the week of candidate forums, which give students the opportunity to learn information about the candidates. Both the Democratic Process (DP) Party and Open People’s Party (OPP) were represented at the forum. … Continue Reading

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Best 5 Acts of Coachella Weekend 2, Day 1

19 Apr 2014

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Deanna Kim Arts & Entertainment Editor Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer Overcast and with temperatures in the mid-80s, the first day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s Weekend 2 began with the perfect desert weather. But as always, I was sweating bullets and my hair was already …

Creatures of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Take Isla Vista Into a Time Warp

16 Apr 2014

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Alexandra Dwight Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer At the drunken hour of midnight on Friday, April 11, Isla Vista Theater was bustling with an eclectic cast of off-beat characters decked out in leather, sequins, powdered faces, thick red lipstick, corsets, glittery pasties, and spandex galore. This oddball bunch is …

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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

19-Year-Old Engineering Student Devises Five-Year Ocean Cleanup Plan

16 Apr 2014

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Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer It would take an estimated 79,000 years to clear our oceans of waste at our current cleanup rate. According to 19-year-old Dutch aerospace engineering student Boyan Slat, however, there is a way to remove millions of pounds of plastic from the oceans in a mere five …

Transcendence, Immortality, and the State of Artificial Intelligence

16 Apr 2014

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Madison Donahue-Wolfe Staff Writer Illustration by Hector Lizarraga, Staff Illustrator Imagine a world ruled by computers–but one in which humans aren’t their slaves. A world in which humans finally achieve the long sought after immortal life. All this could be possible, through the transfer of the human mind into an …