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Friday, August 7th 2020

The Ocean Circle: Paddle-Out Ceremonies

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

Elotero Brings Street Food Comfort to Isla Vista

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...

The Clean Beaches of Santa Barbara

Andrew Melese Staff Writer Do you ever wonder what magic gives Santa Barbara’s beaches their idyllic nature? The miles of pristine coast effortlessly attract students and tourists...

Course Spotlight: Civics in the Time of a Pandemic

Alice SymingtonContributing Writer When the UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) community received the news that classes would be moved remotely,...

How COVID-19 is Affecting UCSB International Students

Zoey JiaContributing Writer When Joyce Lu first got word of the COVID-19 pandemic, she worried about her family back...

Welcome to Isla Vista

The Bottom Line Staff Report Year after year, only one aspect of the University of California, Santa Barbara experience remains the same. And it’s more...

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...

Middle-Class Students Bear the Brunt of UC’s Unceasing Tuition Readjustments

Eddie LoContributing Writer In her college application essay, Ilanah McSharry wrote about her dream of pioneering...

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...

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...