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The Bottom Line is located in the Annex (Building 434) at UCSB.
We can be reached at 805-893-2440.

For general inquiries, email To email a specific section, visit the editorial board page for more information.

Mailing Address:
The Bottom Line
Associated Students 6081, UCEN RM 2537
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-6065


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The Bottom Line is a non-profit, student-run weekly newspaper. Donations help support our staff with the equipment and resources needed to put out the best content for our community. To make a donation, email Thank you!

Submit an op-ed or letter to the editor
If you wish to submit a letter to the editor, email Topics should be in response to an opinion piece in The Bottom Line or related to the local community, and approximately 500 words. Letters to the editor are shared on our social media platforms and will not be published in print.

Letters to the editor are subject to editing for spelling and grammatical errors, but content will not be affected. If you are not a student at UCSB, please attach a 1-2 sentence bio at the bottom of your piece stating your affiliations.

Please note that not every submission may be published. All submitted work must be original and not published on any other platform.

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Heard about something happening on campus, in Isla Vista, Santa Barbara, or California? If you know of anything that you wish to see covered by our newspaper, email

Please have “News Tip” in the subject headline.

To report a correction, email


Join The Bottom Line

Interested in writing, photography, illustration, or investigative journalism? If you said “yes” to any of these, then come be a part of The Bottom Line. It is a great way to get involved within UCSB and the surrounding community. In addition to News, our newspaper also covers Features, Arts & Entertainment, Science and Technology, Opinions and Photo Stories.

Although no experience is necessary to be a part of TBL, it is welcome. We offer all staff members with one-on-one trainings, preparing you for work to come. We accommodate students’ schedules, allowing staff to take on as little or as much work as possible.

If you’d like to get involved, send an email to or attend one of our general meetings, which take place Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Annex.

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