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Saturday, March 28th 2020

Interviews

Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor If you’re a fan of Asian food in Isla Vista and Goleta, chances are you’ve seen Sophie Xu one way or another: behind the counter, serving customers, cleaning tables, or even working in the kitchen. At...
Risa Mori Staff Writer On March 6, the UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) Food Citizenship Campaign hosted its first ever Eco Iron Chef at The United Methodist Church, an hour-long cook-off competition turning donated food into savory meals to promote the accessibility...
Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor Anastasia Veal, third-year sociology major and president of Black Quare, recalls her first year at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a simple statement: “it was really, really hard.” As someone who identifies as Black and queer, Veal’s...
Edward Colmenares Isla Vista Beat Reporter As the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) strike carries on under Storke Tower after beginning Feb. 27, some UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) undergraduates are agitated over consequences they may face if a compromise between graduate students and...
Mo Tayadon Contributing Writer The city of Paris was rocked by violent confrontations between police officers and firefighters in the closing days of January 2020, the newest development in a series of anti-government protests that have endured since late 2019.  The protests...
Mo Tayadon Contributing Writer Protests and riots have engulfed the nation of Chile since October of 2019, when a 30 peso increase in bus fare provoked mass fare evasion by Chilean students. Despite a drop in the frequency and ferocity of...
Risa Mori Contributing Writer Celebrated every February in the U.S., Black History Month began as a way of remembering people and events in the history of the African diaspora, as well as acknowledging the black community’s contributions to society. But it’s...
Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) sports might evoke the image of raucous soccer games where students can partake in the tradition of launching tortillas into the air. Sports fans, however, will know that the campus sports scene...
Wenchen Li Contributing Writer For the past few years, the UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) comparative literature department has done projects and courses centered around the juvenile justice system. This winter, a small course brings to light injustices within the current system...
Andrew Hernandez Investigative Beat Reporter The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) director, Aaron Jones, has approached his position with the same persistent disposition to better the lives of the UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) student body that has stuck with him ever since...