Saturday, December 7th 2019

Interviews

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer When we interviewed fourth-years Adrian Molzon and Joshua Swedelson last fall, they spoke about their journey to eat at every restaurant in Isla Vista. Now that it’s almost the end of the school year, it’s only natural to...
Teni Adedeji Photo Courtesy of Lion Pride Music Group Everyone has a story to tell. Adorned in mahogany pants, a button-down shirt and glasses, one would never be able to guess from passing him on the sidewalks of Isla Vista that...
Scarlett Lacroix Young Americans for Liberty hosted an open debate about free speech in the University of California, Santa Barbara Hub on Oct. 10. The debate is the first one in a proposed series of monthly events where students can...
Yao Yang As there is an increasing number of mental health-related incidents appearing on campus, it is common to see students struggling through stress, depression, the current political climate, and various other issues. To deal with these problems, there are...
Alondra Sierra On a hot Saturday afternoon in Isla Vista, a bustling crowd with unconcerned laughter walked up 67 Trigo, eagerly heading towards whatever party awaited them. A handful came to a stop after spotting a familiar face, a man...
Annette Ding Foster youth, which make up 180 students on campus, are one of the most vulnerable groups at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Compared to other low income, non-foster peers, foster youth are three times more likely to drop...
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...
Annette Ding Staff Writer Under President Donald Trump’s administration, undocumented students are on shakier ground than ever. In January, U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued a nationwide injunction on Trump’s executive order to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)....
Sarah Beaver Staff Writer Photo by Frances Castellon Mental illness should never be something that is mocked or seen in a negative light. People struggle every day with mental health disorders, and it is this demeaning and destructive behavior and way of...
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...