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Tuesday, June 2nd 2020

Isla Vista Community Responds to Tragedy with Extraordinary Acts of Memoriam and Sorrow

Giuseppe Ricapito Isla Vista Beat Reporter Photos by Lorenzo Basilio and Mark Brocher, Staff Photographers In the wake of the Isla Vista killing spree, which claimed the...

Meet Sophie Xu, The Businesswoman Behind Your Favorite Local Asian Restaurants

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...

Coffee with a Cop: A Lighter Blend

Lilian Kim Photo by Lilian Kim The Santa Barbara County’s Sheriff Department held a back to school event, Coffee with a Cop, at the Starbucks on...

Meet Kavi Alexander: Isla Vista’s Resident Musical Pioneer

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...

Coffee Organiks is Sure to Perk Isla Vistans Up

Charles Stock Staff Writer Coffee Organiks, one of the newest businesses to arrive in Isla Vista, offers affordable, authentic, 100 percent organic South American coffee –...

‘I Wear Your Granddad’s Clothes’: Pop Some Tags at Friendship Manor Thrift Store

Madison Donahue-Wolfe Photo by Benjamin Hurst If you’re looking for a bargain on everyday odds and ends, the thrift store at Friendship Manor is an ideal...

Searching for the Best Fries at IV Deli

Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor With its teal signage, rickety glass doors plastered with deals, and perpetual smell of grease and meat, IV Deli Mart is...

Jorge Lopez Delivers Mail and Sense of Community to I.V.

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...

The Tea on Tea Tea

Annie Huang Staff Writer The selection of boba available in Isla Vista has been saddening to many for a while. Fortunately, this situation is being shaken...

Rethinking Mental Health with Siavash Zohoori

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...