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Thursday, July 16th 2020

Interviews

Hugh Cook Staff Writer Economics major and Senior Copy Editor for The Bottom Line, Kamran Yunus, takes on a different name and identity online as Narmak, the talented animator of “The Spongebob Squarepants Anime," which gained viral fame and millions of...
Soobin Lee Staff Writer On Friday June 2, the first Isla Vista Open Market of 2017 welcomed shoppers to Little Acorn Park for a fun and relaxing time of community exploration. Curious observers could find students selling a variety of secondhand goods and...
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,...
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...
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...
Gwendolyn Wu AS Beat Reporter Photo Courtesy of Kamran Zohoori The following article contains a testimony regarding the events of May 23, 2014. Fourth year sociology and economics double major Siavash “Vash” Zohoori had just finished getting a gyro at now-defunct Pita Pit...
Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Photo Courtesy of Adrian Molzon and Joshua Swedelson Two seniors at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Adrian Molzon and Joshua Swedelson, have made it their goal to dine at every restaurant in Isla Vista. They want to...
Jade Martinez-Pogue Staff Writer Starting in Fall 2019, UC Santa Barbara’s Religious Studies Department is vamping up their Jewish Studies Minor. Although the minor has been around for a while, the department is now trying to spread more awareness of Jewish...
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...
Jacob Wong Sports Editor Standing at 6’9” and weighing 260 pounds., UC Santa Barbara power forward Ami Lakoju definitely looks the part of a player on the school basketball team. However, to reduce Lakoju’s time at UCSB to statistics and athletic...