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Cat Therapy SB Offers the Purrr-fect Chance to Unwind

Skyler Melnick “Are you a cat or a dog person?” This is the ultimate, divisive, and eternal question. For dog people, UCSB has its much-anticipated Dog...

Sixth Annual TEDxUCSB Event Spotlights Diversity

Alexander Ortiz Staff Writer On Saturday, UCSB held its sixth consecutive TEDXUCSB event, spotlighting diverse perspectives on inclusivity with this year’s theme, “Declaration of Interdependence.” Speakers...

Parents of Victims Reflect, Three Years Later

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

Prison Solidarity Night Helps Students Stand in Solidarity with LGBTQ+ inmates

Arturo Samaniego Managing Editor On Thursday, May 30th, the Santa Barbara Democratic Socialists of America (SBDSA) and UCSB Young Democratic Socialists of America hosted a Prison...

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 –...

The Best Thrift Shops in Santa Barbara

Linda Chong Copy Editor A rise in sustainability awareness has led to a rise in trendy methods aimed at helping everyday citizens protect the earth. These...

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...

Nikka Ramen: Best in Town, Only in Town

Jack Alegre Staff Writer There’s a new ramen shop in town: Nikka. It promises exotic new flavor for Santa Barbara, certainly a step up from college...

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...