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The Bottom Line is a student-run weekly newspaper sponsored by the students of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a quarterly lock-in fee of $1.69 per student.

Created in early 2007 in response to concerns that there should be multiple news sources on the UCSB campus, The Bottom Line provides a printed space for investigative journalism, culturally and socially aware commentary, and engaging reporting that addresses the diverse concerns of our readership, including UCSB and its surrounding community.

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The Bottom Line is published with support from Generation Progress, which is part of the Center for American Progress.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” Kicks Ass Like Marvel Never Has Before

6 Aug 2014

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Coleman Gray Arts & Entertainment Editor After blasting off to an August-record $94 million dollar box office in its first weekend, I assume many of you have seen the new Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and if you haven’t, go see it now. Really. Right now. I give you …

Cinematic Time Capsule “Boyhood” Captures Real Life in a New Way

2 Aug 2014

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Kelsey Knorp IV Beat Reporter The day after I saw “Boyhood,” I found my thoughts intermittently returning to the film and the overall enjoyment that it created. However, I had trouble pinpointing exactly what it was that engaged me so completely. Later that evening, Jon Stewart described my feelings perfectly …