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Tuesday, April 7th 2020

The Plastic Plight of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Annette Ding Staff Writer The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a 79,000 ton mass of debris floating in the North Pacific Ocean. An international team...

Animals of Santa Barbara

Jessica Gang Opinions Editor As most Santa Barbara residents know, it’s easy to find new ways to appreciate the natural beauty of our natural environment. Whether...

Seals Die from Harmful Algae Bloom

The Bottom Line Staff Report Spring brings about flourishing plant life in the ocean as well as on land. Phytoplankton blooms off the coast of...

Platform Holly Decommissioned

Quincy Lee Science & Tech Editor Platform Holly, the iconic structure off the coast of Goleta, will be the first oil rig off the coast of...

Apeel Sciences: The UCSB Technology Management Start-Up That Could

Krystal Chen Staff Writer Apeel Sciences is a U.C. Santa Barbara (UCSB) Technology Management Program-based startup that develops plant-based, edible preservatives. According to the United Nations...

The Pumpkin-Feeding Tradition at American Zoos

Annie Huang Zoos across the nation are capitalizing on the United States' affinity for Halloween by hosting Halloween-themed events. While zoos primarily design these events...

Santa Barbara Celebrates Earth Day

Skyler Melnick Do you find yourself constantly seeking out flower meadows in search of the perfect Instagram picture? Do you ever walk across campus, look...

The Struggle Against Styrofoam Use in Isla Vista

Zara Furtado-Quesenberry Staff Writer Have you ever wondered what personal impact you could have on your local environment? In areas where structural change and policy are...

The Phenomenon of Destructive Wildfires in California

Jessica Gang Executive Content Editor The fall months of September to December are typically considered “peak” months of California’s annual fire season. For the past few...

Orcas: Not Doing So Whale

Shiloh Kluding Although the release of "Blackfish" in 2013 spurred some public concern for orcas in captivity, wild orcas remain threatened by human encroachment. Off...