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Thursday, June 4th 2020

‘Your Name’ in Lights: New Anime Film Sparks Awe Worldwide

Bailee Abell Staff Writer Anime director Makoto Shinkai’s newest film Your Name has been blowing up the box office charts since its release this past summer....

The Beauty of Change in “Frozen 2”

Amrylois Ferido Contributing Writer When "Frozen" first showed in theaters in 2013, people literally could not let it go. The film left audiences wanting to see...

Food Enthusiast Finds Heaven on Earth at Hana Kitchen

Jordan Wolff Staff Writer Photo by Mark Brocher Like all good things, Hana Kitchen was worth the wait. I'd indulged in its great tasting, $6.50 chicken rice...

The Undertaker’s Last Ride: An Overview and Tribute to the Legendary Career of Mark...

Matthew Lee Games Reporter On Apr. 2, after losing to Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 33, Mark Calaway left the stage and presumably ended his legendary career...

‘The Great Gatsby’ Refocuses Fitzgerald’s Classic Themes in Newest Film Adaptation

Audrey Ronningen Promotions Director Even before Baz Luhrmann’s take on "The Great Gatsby" opened on May 10, skeptics feared that, like its predecessors, the film would fail to...

New Blend Me Tender Smoothie Shop Leaves All My Dreams Unfulfilled

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer This past school year has seen a surge in new restaurants in Isla Vista. While most restaurants stay for a few years...

Persian Culture Show Displays Traditional and Contemporary Literature, Music, Dance

Marissa Perez Staff Writer Photo by Vanessa Paniagua   Filling the Multicultural Center theater to capacity, the University of California, Santa Barbara's Persian Student Group and Project Nur...

Celebrating Black History Month with Inspiring Black Films

Kayla Curtis-Evans Contributing Writer Film connects us to each other — so it might come as a surprise to some that the diversity we see in...

Wake Up and Smell the Tea with New Boba Shop, Wake Cup

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer The surge of new boba places has been a recent positive trend in Isla Vista. Wake Cup, the newest boba shop, recently...

UCSB Gamelan Ensemble Woos with Traditional Indonesian Music

Richard Smith Staff Writer In the most recent performance of the World Music Series, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble impressed listeners in the Music Bowl on a...