“Weird Al” Yankovic Takes to the Internet With “Mandatory Fun”

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer On July 15, “Weird Al” Yankovic released his 14th album of 12 affectionate song parodies, putting his own humorous spin on currently popular songs. However, unlike with his previous albums, Yankovic decided to promote “Mandatory Fun” in a different way: with a significant focus on the …

Little Fault Found in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Julia Frazer Staff Writer Photos by Madison King, Staff Photographer Like most of the people who attended the University of California, Santa Barbara Carsey-Wolfe Center’s early screening of the movie adaptation of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” on May 28, I expected to cry. Within a few moments …

Chet Faker Drops a Soulful Set at The Roxy

Eli Arata-Reshes “Lots of people are spending lots of money to see some dude press play and jump around on stage,” was just one of Chet Faker’s critiques of the modern music scene during his performance on Thursday, May 29. The Australian, known for his soulful vocals and languid production, …

23rd Reel Loud Film Festival Develops with Adventure

Madison Donahue-Wolfe Staff Writer Photos by Benjamin Hurst, Staff Photographer Embarking on the theme of “Choose Your Own Adventure,” the 23rd annual Reel Loud Film Festival took place at Campbell Hall on Friday, May 23. The festival showcased 14 silent films created by University of California, Santa Barbara students.

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Community Members Discuss Potential Self-Governance of Isla Vista

July 22, 2014 No Comments

Kelsey Knorp
IV Beat Reporter

Students, property owners, and other stakeholders in the Isla Vista community gathered at the Santa Barbara Hillel on Monday, July 21, to exchange ideas for improvement of the town’s current government structure.

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Isla Vista Remembers Fallen Gauchos with Memorial Paddle Out

June 1, 2014 No Comments
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Lexi Weyrick
Staff Writer
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer

Thousands of Isla Vista community members took to the water on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. to participate in a Memorial Paddle Out event to honor the six University of California, Santa Barbara students who lost their lives during Friday’s rampage.

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Student Arrested After Misfired Bullet Hits Neighbor’s Apartment

May 31, 2014 1 Comment
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Kelsey Knorp
Associated Students Beat Reporter

An accidental gunshot fired in an Isla Vista apartment complex Tuesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of third-year University of California, Santa Barbara geography major Kevin Tym. … Continue Reading

UCSB Memorial Service Declares ‘Not One More!’

May 31, 2014 1 Comment
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Giuseppe Ricapito
Isla Vista Beat Reporter
Photos by Magali Gauthier, Photography Editor

Thousands of Santa Barbara community members, students, faculty, and families gathered in solidarity at Harder Stadium on Tuesday, May 27, to memorialize the students killed and injured in the May 23 Isla Vista rampage.

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Isla Vista Community Responds to Tragedy with Extraordinary Acts of Memoriam and Sorrow

May 28, 2014 1 Comment
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Giuseppe Ricapito
Isla Vista Beat Reporter
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio and Mark Brocher, Staff Photographers

In the wake of the Isla Vista killing spree, which claimed the lives of six victims and injured 13 others, local students, residents, and officials have all come together with fellowship and support, mutually declaring the concord and preservation of the community. Heartfelt dedications, such as shrines of flowers, candles, and photographs, have cropped up at various crime scenes: in front of IV Deli Mart, at the top of the loop on Embarcadero Del Norte, in front of the Capri Apartments on Seville Road, and at the site of the deaths of Katie Cooper and Veronika Weiss.

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AS Senate Passes Final Legislation, Students Protest Inauguration

May 28, 2014 No Comments
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Kelsey Knorp
AS Beat Reporter
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer

The 2013-2014 Associated Students Senate made its final decisions on Wednesday, May 21, before ceding its powers to newly elected officials, whose inauguration was attended by a number of silent protestors.

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Isla Vista Mass Murder Claims Lives of Six UCSB Students, 13 Injured

May 26, 2014 2 Comments
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Giuseppe Ricapito
Isla Vista Beat Reporter
Photos by Lorenzo Basilio and Mark Brocher, Staff Photographer

Isla Vista resident and Santa Barbara City College student Elliot Rodger, 22, engaged in what Santa Barbara Sheriff’s officials have labeled “a premeditated mass murder” on Friday, May 23, around 9:30 p.m. After killing three individuals in his apartment, Rodger drove his tinted-window black BMW in a winding loop through Isla Vista, and in the span of about 10 minutes, killed three more students and injured 13 before taking his own life on the 6500 block of Del Playa. … Continue Reading

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“Weird Al” Yankovic Takes to the Internet With “Mandatory Fun”

21 Jul 2014

Weird Al Yankovic

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer On July 15, “Weird Al” Yankovic released his 14th album of 12 affectionate song parodies, putting his own humorous spin on currently popular songs. However, unlike with his previous albums, Yankovic decided to promote “Mandatory Fun” in a different way: with a significant focus on the …

Little Fault Found in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

3 Jun 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

Julia Frazer Staff Writer Photos by Madison King, Staff Photographer Like most of the people who attended the University of California, Santa Barbara Carsey-Wolfe Center’s early screening of the movie adaptation of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” on May 28, I expected to cry. Within a few moments …

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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 …

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Longitude Prize Revived to Solve World’s Biggest Problems

28 May 2014

Judy Lau Staff Writer An inspirational and historic competition has been brought back this week. Announced with great excitement on Monday, May 19, the Longitude Prize offers the public a chance to decide which of the six major problems faced by the world today should be the focus of a …

Four Physicists Attempt to Turn Energy into Matter

28 May 2014

Adam Rubin Four United Kingdom scientists have published a paper detailing a way to turn energy into matter, bringing an 80-year thought experiment back to the lab. Researchers Oliver Pike, Felix Mackenroth, Edward Hill, and Steve Rose hope to formally begin experiments within the year.