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Thursday, July 16th 2020

Interviews

Arturo Samaniego Staff Writer If you were one of many Friday night partygoers dazzled by card tricks from a magician not too long ago, you're not alone. Recently, University of California, Santa Barbara student Travis Kim saw some fame on the...
Madeleine Lee Staff Reporter “Young lady, what are you doing reading Playboy?” To that, I have no response. But for Kavi Alexander, a self-professed vigilante of hippie culture and a child of the sixties himself, this was an ironically conservative inquisition for...
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...
Victoria Penate Staff Writer The Isla Vista Community Bike Center presents a new approach to business ownership, endearing many through innovative practices and community-oriented programs. While the street-facing side of the center features neat rows of bicycles, ready for purchase as you...
Sam Fulton Have you ever wanted to travel the world and make a difference while doing it? As of Tuesday, Oct. 16, UCSB alumni Daniel Connell, Quincy Lee, and Byron Roos-Collins will be biking across Africa to do just that. The...
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....
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,...
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...

Biko, Then and Now

Monica Itxy Quintanilla On the first half of the 6600 block of Sueno lies a two-story, Tuscan orange student housing co-op with the name “BIKO” written on its façade. Purchased in 1997, Biko House is only one of five theme-oriented...
Zoey JiaContributing Writer When Joyce Lu first got word of the COVID-19 pandemic, she worried about her family back home in Taiwan.  As a fourth-year international student at UC Santa Barbara...