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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).

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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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‘Toy Story 4′ is the Latest in Line of Unnecessary Sequels

19 Nov 2014

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Shomik Mukherjee Staff Writer It’s difficult to imagine a person who watched all three of the films in Pixar’s Toy Story trilogy and didn’t feel something at any point during Toy Story 3, which was, at the time, thought to be the final installment of the series. After all, the …

Pink Floyd Adds a Denouement to Its Discography

19 Nov 2014

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Shomik Mukherjee Staff Writer “We certainly are under spoken and understanding, but there’s a lot of things unsaid as well. We shout and argue and fight, and work it on out.” So spoke the late Richard Wright, former member of Pink Floyd. The iconic band’s most recent album, The Endless …