Monday, April 23rd 2018

Interviews

Naima Sudjian-Carlisle The alluring Shangela Slandering, Vaginal Flora, Sarahtonin, Coco Debauchery, and Camilla Chameleon were some of the many phenomenal drag show performers at UCSB’s Pride Drag Show last Thursday. Trixie Mattel, a well-known drag queen contestant from the T.V....
Alondra Sierra The newly remodeled El Centro was officially reopened on April 14 with new upgrades and a much-needed expansion to provide more resources for students and organizations which the historic building has supported. In an effort to increase access...
Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer The raccoon was not the only majestic wildlife UCSB students were able to see roaming over Deltopia weekend. On Saturday, April 7, Gauchos crowded around three American alligators, a Eurasian eagle owl, and a kinkajou, among other...
Nkechi Ikem Staff Writer The legalization of recreational marijuana in California has paved the way for an industry that is expected to be worth $7 billion by the end of this year. The sudden growth of this market is what prompted...
Lauren Marnel Shores Campus Beat Reporter In a community-led effort to restore photographs and documents damaged by the Monetico mudslides, a small team called “Saving Memories from the Mud Montecito Rescue Project” is working to preserve the memories and possessions of...
Ziqiang Zhao Staff Writer As the most important festival in many Asian countries, the Lunar New Year is celebrated the world over. People in countries such as China, Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam all celebrate the festival by returning to their hometowns...
Carmiya Baskin Santa Barbara Hillel hosted its annual charity auction to raise money for Save a Child’s Heart, an Israel-based project that provides heart surgeries for children from third world countries. The event, which took place on Tuesday, Feb. 13,...
Madison Hallam Staff Writer Yerba. The Yerb. Mate. Whatever you call it, the product is the same: a drink made from the natural leaves of rainforest trees steeped in water: yerba mate. It is highly caffeinated. Forget coffee — at UCSB,...
Nicholas Torrano Gauchos for Recovery is a collegiate alcohol and drug recovery support group that provides a safe and wholesome space for both frequent members and newcomers on a weekly basis. Unlike UCSB’s Alcohol and Drug Program, which mandates that...
Spencer Wu Copy Editor According to his Genius page, AL-X The Great self-dubbed himself “just another rapper.” But take a closer look and listen, and you’ll see Alexander Brown, a 20-year-old rapper and second year financial mathematics and statistics major at...