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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.

The Bottom Line always welcomes new writers, photographers, videographers, and illustrators with experience ranging from none to professional. If you’d like to get involved, send an email to bottomlineucsb@gmail.com or attend one of our general meetings, which take place Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Annex (building 434 on a UCSB map).

All submissions, letters to the editor, and comments may be directed to content.tbl@gmail.com, or you may bring them to our office in the Annex. Any questions not related to content may be directed to bottomlineucsb@gmail.com.

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

We look forward to working with you and providing you with reliable, high quality news.

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Eastwood’s ‘Sniper': Too American?

28 Jan 2015

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David Wills Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator American Sniper opened to a huge $90 million weekend gross and a number of Oscar nominations. However, the film has met a lot of criticism due to director Clint Eastwood’s depiction of the subject matter, allegedly glorifying violence and war. After having …

It’s the End of the Marvel World as We Know it, and I Don’t Feel Fine

28 Jan 2015

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Amy Chase Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios Despite the continued success of Marvel Comics, the powerhouse comic company recently held a brief press conference to announce the latest and possibly most controversial of their comic book events. On the heels of the 2014 events “Original Sin” and “Axis,” which saw …