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Wednesday, October 21st 2020

Interviews

Jessica Gang Staff Writer Animal Crossing dates, virtual movie nights, spontaneous food deliveries, and long hours of Facetime. Over the past few months, these are just some of the ways that...
Rick Zhang Contributing Writer One of the biggest benefits of an in-person orientation is providing the very first opportunities for incoming students to interact and make friends. But as UC...
Zoey JiaContributing Writer Mother’s Day during a pandemic has challenged the way we celebrate our mothers. As health officials across the country issued warnings against traveling and visiting parents during the holiday, many skipped...
Alice SymingtonContributing Writer When the UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) community received the news that classes would be moved remotely, professor Jane Mulfinger channelled her concern into creating a new spring course that motivates students...
Daniel KuContributing Writer California’s stay-at-home order means the loss of jobs, classes, and community activities. Many students are using their spare time to adopt new, rediscovered, or existing pastimes. Whether for fun or...
Carmiya BaskinStaff Writer UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) students and residents of Isla Vista have been hit hard financially since the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order came into effect. To alleviate these hardships, two UCSB students recently...
Zoey JiaContributing Writer When Joyce Lu first got word of the COVID-19 pandemic, she worried about her family back home in Taiwan.  As a fourth-year international student at UC Santa Barbara...
Serena Bun Contributing Writer Being a college student is stressful enough, especially when handling a heavy workload, societal concerns, and for some, struggles with finances, family, and mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened these anxieties.  Now in the second week...
Sheila TranArts & Entertainment Editor, Senior Copy Editor As one of Isla Vista’s flagship eateries, IV Deli Mart is usually packed on weekend nights. On a typical Saturday night, the store is a cacophony of lively sounds: 20-30 students chattering...
Lauren Marnel Shores Editor-in-Chief Last month, Santa Barbara’s Cat Therapy shared the story of Tazzy, a rescue with a permanent tail injury who was left with further irreparable leg damage after being attacked by two dogs. When told that Tazzy...