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Thursday, July 16th 2020

Interviews

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 age-old tradition of launching tortillas into the air. Sports fans, however, will know that the campus sports...
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...
Mo Tadayon Contributing Writer The final days of January saw chaos unfold in the capital city of Iraq. Protests that began in October 2019 continue to escalate. Protesters used burning tires and Molotov cocktails to keep the police at bay,...
Edward Colmenares Isla Vista Beat Reporter  In honor of U.C. Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) fifth annual Immigrant Resilience Week, The Bottom Line sat down with undocumented student Rubalcava, who chose to remain partially anonymous, about the unique challenges she has faced as...
Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor A familiar place for most UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) students, the UCSB Library is typically associated with old textbooks and all-nighters. What many students may be unaware of, however, is that the library is home to...