Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Interviews

Julia Frazer Staff Writer It all began at a house on the 68 block of Del Playa in 2011. The University of California, Santa Barbara students purchased huge bags of product from a domestic source and repackaged it in smaller bags...

Meet Lois Capps

Anjali Shastry Opinions Editor Lois Capps can be described in many ways: caring, kind, determined, and smart as a whip. But don’t call her nice. Though deemed the “nicest woman in Washington” by the Washingtonian in 2006, she maintains that isn’t...
Ivy Kuo Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer Heavy guitar riffs, intricate drumming, and clashing cymbals reverberated throughout IV Theater on Jan. 10, 2014, as The Trashberries played to an intimate group of students and locals. The event was hosted by Magic...
Hari Kota Staff Writer In a weekend of thought-provoking workshops, caucuses, and protests, a delegation of approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate students from the University of California, Santa Barbara, led by Student Commission for Racial Equality (SCORE) officers Hani Tajsar and...
Julia Frazer Staff Writer When the staff of the Santa Barbara Independent found out they had won an EPPY award, most were wearing Halloween costumes. Matt Kettman, senior editor, received an email on Halloween morning requesting a picture of the whole team...
Evelin Lopez Q: What did you hope to accomplish once your t-shirt business, Aviators Airlines, began? A: The whole idea began in high school when I was in art class and my friend wanted to start a business. He came up with...
Julia Frazer Staff Writer Sydney Klatt has never really been on TV before. But this January, she will be a contestant on a new reality show, competing to become the Next Best Bartender. “I have always wanted to be a bartender," Klatt...
Lisa Hernandez Meet Kelsey Gripenstraw, a fourth-year English major and fellow Gaucho who recently traded a fall semester at the University of California, Santa Barbara for Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. Thanks to a scholarship opportunity, Gripenstraw is able experience...
Bailee Abell Photos by Benjamin Hurst, Staff Photographer When I entered room 1231 of the music building, I did not expect to be greeted with such welcoming smiles by barefoot bohemians. I was offered delicious tea and a rug to sit...
Lexi Weyrick Staff Writer Photos by Benjamin Hurst DJ and Joe Palladino, mainstays in the film and media studies department, have a history of working together. They’ve worked at a liquor store, a bookstore, and a comic book store. The liquor store and...