Concert Seeks End to Gun Violence, Honors Shooting Victims


250 cities in 45 states hosted concerts Sunday to promote “common sense” gun legislation in the wake of shootings and other gun-related deaths.
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UCSB Student, Hermanas Unidas Member Passes Away at 21


Marissa Chavez, who had just turned 21, was going to begin her fourth year at UCSB on Thursday. She was originally from Hawaiian Gardens, and would have been the first person in her family to graduate...
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Local Elections May Profoundly Impact I.V.

Josh Ortiz, County news Editor

Just for a moment, let’s take our eyes off the national election coverage and take a look at the election going on right here in our own backyard, an election that can most certainly affect our live...
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The Truth About Measure F


An anonymous letter from a reader, aiming to educate you about Measures E and F and the fliers that have appeared on many cars in Isla Vista.
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Something to Do

Art by SIerra Deak / Daily Nexus

Anjalie Tandon questions the logic behind simply filling your time.
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Your Time at UCSB: A Letter From an Alumnus

Art by Sierra Deak / Daily Nexus

Motherboard Editor in Chief and UCSB Alumnus Derek Mead shares advice on how to maximize your time at UCSB.
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UCSB Swept 3-0 in Conference Opener

Hanna Nielson sends over a tough serve. Cameryn Brock/Daily Nexus

While UCSB has been a much-improved team from last season, defending Big West Champ Hawaii still proved to be too much for the Gauchos as they were swept in straight sets.
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Gauchos Close Non-Conf. Schedule, Split Pair of Road Matches

Mallory Hromatko takes possession of the ball, getting ready to score for the Gauchos. Christina DeMarzo/Daily Nexus

The Gauchos managed to bounce back from their first loss of the season with a 3-2 win at Pacific and forced a 0-0 draw in their visit to LMU.
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Gauchos Can’t Catch a Break, Drop Fifth-Straight Match

Crowned the Big West Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive time and just the fifth player in Big West history to be selected First Team All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), junior forward Nick DePuy had one of the most prolific seasons in the nation in 2015. In addition to leading the conference in goals (15), total points (31) and shots (80), DePuy was best in the clutch as he led both the nation and conference with eight game-winning goals and is currently third all-time in Big West history with 14 career game-winners. The Gauchos’ sharpshooter also tied for third in the nation in scoring with 15 goals. Becoming the first player in Big West history to earn three straight Big West Offensive Player of the Week awards this season, DePuy’s impact on the field is inevitable as Santa Barbara is 16-0-4 all-time when the forward scores a goal. 
Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus

On Saturday, the No. 25 Gauchos lost 3-2 to the visiting Golden Bears, who tied the game with a last-minute goal before going on to grab the golden goal in extra time.
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Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

Courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

UCSB Arts & Lectures have a track record, and their lineup for the Fall 2016 season has a gem for every ear and eye.
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SB Bowl Upcoming Picks

Courtesy of SB Bowl

Artsweek writers preview their most anticipated shows at Nexus voters' favorite venue.
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A New Future Unveiled at Virtual Reality Cons

VRLA attendees immerse themselves in a world of color and sound at the world’s first VR rave. The performance used SubPac technology, among other new VR systems, to feel music and beats physically. Phi Do / Daily Nexus

“Most of you are here because you believe VR is the future,” declared co-founder Cosmo Scharf to a crowd of 6,000 techies early this August at the Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) Summer Expo 20...
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Competition Begets Life-Saving Innovation

Always having had a passion for inventing, Senese attended UCSB with the intention of majoring in computer science. However, Senese switched majors looking for flexibility, but his passion for building never faded. Courtesy of qualcomm.com

UCSB alumnus participates in a competition with the goal of inventing a device that relays danger.
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Cosmic Watch Brings Space Exploration to Smartphones

Initially showing Earth, Cosmic Watch allows the user to view constellations as well as zodiac positions. Depending on the user's location, Cosmic Watch will display the local time, but users also have the freedom to view times in other countries. Courtesy of Jeevan Ram

The stars and planets above us may now be easier to spot with the development of a new app, Cosmic Watch, that turns your smartphone into an interactive 3D astronomical time device. Serving as a moder...
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De-extinction: Not Just Science Fiction Anymore

While woolly mammoths are unlikely to be brought back, a more realistic option is the extinct passenger pigeon. Courtesy of abcbirds.org

As the intriguing phenomenon of de-extinction becomes less like science fiction, UCSB ecologists have published a list of basic criteria to ensure de-extinction is as beneficial and sustainable as pos...
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Sorority Sally Goes 2 Weeks Without Social Media, Narrowly Survives


Day 3: Have re-activated Facebook accidentally through Spotify. The whole chapter has been fined for my negligence, and my Spotify privileges have been revoked.
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Week of Welcome Events That Didn’t Wow

Another flier found on vehicles in Isla Vista

Llamas & Lupus, Chips for Lips, and Moonlight Milk are all bygone welcome events that have come and gone on campus.
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How to Speak UCSB in 6 Easy Steps


When you go to the library, tell your friends you’re, “going to the lib.” If you want to initiate a fist bump, yell, “fist me, bro!”
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In Photos: Second Annual Welcome to Paradise Festival

Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

The Daily Nexus hosted the second annual Welcome to Paradise Festival on Tuesday. Students gathered in Storke Plaza to enjoy cotton candy, popcorn, henna tattoos, poetry-to-go and more. Opener Brandi ...
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In Photos: New Student Convocation 2016

Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

On Monday, September 19, approximately 5,000 UCSB freshmen and new transfer students gathered on the Faculty Green for New Student Convocation. From there, students promptly made their way to their fi...
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In Photos: Year in Review 2015-2016

Despite the lack of attendance at this year's Deltopia, students still enjoyed the first weekend of spring quarter. Lorenzo Basilio / Daily Nexus

Recapping the 2015-2016 school year through pictures from Daily Nexus photographers.
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A Taste of Thailand

Krystal Leong / Daily Nexus

Sometimes to get a taste of home, you have to go abroad. In this case, an On The Menu writer tries a well-known favorite in a foreign country.
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When Life Gives You Lemons

Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

... throw a festival, or a 25th Annual Lemon Festival to be exact
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Take a Trip to Six Flags and Dine at the Tea Gardens

Kelsey Ferrara / Daily Nexus

"Small tables and chairs are scattered next to a beautiful garden decorated with wind chimes and bird feeders. "
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