News in Brief: Mar. 8 to Mar. 14



The UCSB Collaborate Student Support Center is opening a new on-campus PrintSpot and Open Access lab this spring in the music building, according to a press release. Each student will be allowed to use their 200 free black-and-white prints per quarter at this printing location, as at the other locations on campus. The new printing lab will be open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

UCSB biology major Ismael Hernandez passed away on Tuesday, March 7 in his family’s home in Santa Barbara. Hernandez was a transfer student from Santa Barbara City College who planned on pursuing a career in the medical field. A rosary will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and a mass will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m.; both services will take place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Santa Barbara. A GoFundMe has been established in Hernandez’s memory.

UCSB men’s basketball coach Bob Williams will not be continuing in his role after his contract ends this August, the Independent reports. Williams held a record of 313 wins and 260 losses; however, this past season resulted in the most losses in UCSB history with a record of 6-22. “It was an honor to coach these young men,” Williams said to the Independent, “and I have totally enjoyed my 19 years at UCSB.”

Former Green Party presidential candidates Jill Stein and David Cobb participated in a discussion about climate and social justice on Tuesday in the MultiCultural Center theater. According to the event’s Facebook page, the discussion offered “fresh perspectives on building a people’s movement” dedicated to the eradication of crises exacerbated by the election of President Donald Trump. The event was co-sponsored by the Green Party of Santa Barbara County and numerous UCSB climate justice groups.


A new restaurant called Poke Ceviche will be opening at the corner of Embarcadero del Mar and Pardall Rd. in April. This will be the first seafood-specializing restaurant in Isla Vista.


Santa Barbara recently ranked 12th in a wellness study of U.S. communities with the most “well-being,” the Independent reports. The study was conducted by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and analyzed 189 U.S. communities across five criteria: purpose, financial, community, social, and physical. The report found that three of the 25 lowest “well-being communities” are also located in California.