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Saturday, July 11th 2020

UCSB COLA Strikers Share Insights Under Storke Tower

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)...

Maya Lin: An Artist, an Architect, and an Activist

Jennica Martin Staff Writer Last Monday, UCSB’s Arts & Lectures hosted Maya Lin, most famously—or perhaps infamously—known for designing the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C....

In Remembrance of Kobe Bryant

Graeme Jackson Photo Editor What does it mean to inspire? Kobe Bryant’s ability to fill so many with the conviction to chase their loftiest aspirations and...

Unsung Heroes: First Responders and Historians

This story is part of a commemorative issue on the third anniversary of the 2014 Isla Vista killings, where a resident killed six UCSB...

A Guide to Boba in Isla Vista

Victoria Penate Features Editor When looking at Isla Vista, just a square mile in area, one fortunate, beautiful thing that stands out about this town is...

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...

UCSB Food Citizenship Campaign Hosts First Eco Iron Chef Cooking Competition

Risa Mori Staff Writer On March 6, the UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) Food Citizenship Campaign hosted its first ever Eco Iron Chef at The United Methodist...

Yerba Mate, an Essential Item for UCSB Students

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...

Mojo Teahouse Brings a Piece of Home to Isla Vista

Dana Dela Cruz Staff Writer Mojo Teahouse opened on Trigo Road in late August, promising high-quality, authentic tea and Asian fusion snacks. As someone who grew...

An Evening with Civil Rights Activist Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.

Edward Colmenares Isla Vista Beat Reporter To celebrate Black History Month, on Feb. 20, the UC Santa Barbara Associated Students (AS) Program Board hosted "An Evening...