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Friday, February 28th 2020

Interviews

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...
Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) sports might evoke the image of raucous soccer games where students can partake in the tradition of launching tortillas into the air. Sports fans, however, will know that the campus sports scene...
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,...
Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor A familiar place for most U.C. 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...
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...
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,...
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...
Francisco Olvera Staff Writer Some call him the Elote Man or Elotero, but his real name is Hijinio Camacho. He can be recognized in the streets by the blue cart that he pushes around or by his signature announcement of presence through...
Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor A visit to a Seoul’d Out meeting will reveal an unusual sight among most campus clubs at this time of the year — staff members who greet every single general member by name. Founded in 2011, Seoul’d...