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Sir Anthony Cheetham Becomes UCSB’s First Knighted Professor

Edward Colmenares Isla Vista Beat Reporter Sir Anthony Cheetham of Manchester, a materials chemistry research professor here at U.C. Santa Barbara (UCSB), is set to receive...

Plastic Bags: A Bane for both Animals and Humans

Aryana Sherzai Staff Writer If the 10-cent charge on plastic bags wasn’t enough incentive to carry reusables to the store, perhaps a recently approved referendum will...

Effects of LSD on Brain

Kin Ho For centuries, people have been using substances to alter their state of mind. For the first time in history, scientists have developed a...

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 Best Black Friday Deals of 2019

Christine Ho and Bradley Kahn Layout Editor and Contributing Writer It’s almost Black Fri-YAY, fellow Gauchos! Whether you’re looking for some in-store retail therapy to decompress...

A Spotlight On UCSB’s Flourishing Physics Department

Nicole Luu Contributing Writer The physics department at UCSB has grown into one of the largest undergraduate physics departments in the U.S., due in large part...

Five Questions with Professor Howard Winant on Racial Theory

Charlotte Hovey Contributing Writer Dr. Howard Winant is a professor of sociology at UCSB who started teaching during the 1970s. Along with Michael Omi, Winant developed...

A Look Into UCSB’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Xander Apicella UCSB is renowned for its emphasis on research at all levels — everyone, from freshman to professor, is encouraged to make their mark....

Sonos: How a Santa Barbara-based Speaker Company Competes with Tech Giants

Raymond Matthews When thinking about pioneering technologies, one usually looks to the innovative landscape of Silicon Valley. However, Santa Barbara has its own claim to...

An Electric Cure to Depression

Noe Padilla and Xander Apicella Staff Writers A new method of therapy uses the physics of electromagnetism to alter brain activity. Known as transcranial magnetic stimulation...