Isla Vista’s New YMCA

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The Nexus team explores the new building of the St. George Family YMCA on Camino Del Sur.
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Buddha Bowls

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The Daily Nexus takes a look inside Buddha Bowls, IV
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What Gauchos do in the Summer

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Gauchos do some pretty awesome things in the summer. Check it out!
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An Inside Look at the Roles of SB Peace Officers

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The Isla Vista Foot Patrol (IVFP), clad in khaki uniforms, and UCSB Police Department (UCPD), clad in blue, hold overlapping jurisdiction in the UC Santa Barbara community. IVFP was initiated in 1970 ...
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A.S. Senate Discusses RHA Representatives in Senate, S.T.A.R.K. Funding

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The Associated Students Senate met Wednesday night in the Flying A Room at the UCen to discuss the possibility of having an RHA representative on A.S. Senate, reforming Science, Technology, Aerospace ...
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Students Represent Both Sides on Pink Out Day


Potential for federal defunding of Planned Parenthood spurs on-campus representation from both sides of life issue, reproductive health education and HIV/AIDS prevention Planned Parenthood’s UCSB ch...
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Vom Steeg Becomes First to Reach 100 Big West Wins After UCR Shutout

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Nick DePuy records his nation-leading sixth game-winner as the Gauchos defeat UCR. Tim Vom Steeg becomes the first head coach to reach 100 Big West wins.
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UCSB Still Chasing First Conference Victory

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Despite great performances in the first set of its last two matches, the UCSB women's volleyball team has yet to end its nine-game losing streak. The Gauchos will be on the road against UC Davis tonig...
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Gauchos Determined To Overcome Home Letdown

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After enduring losses to No. 4 Cal Berkeley and No. 5 Pacific in its home conference opener last weekend, the No. 6 UCSB men's water polo team prepares for its match against No. 11 UCSD in the SoCal t...
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‘Spirit of India’ Brings Santa Barbara Closer to Indian Culture

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The startling yet welcome sound of children’s laughter mixed with the chuckles of the adult audience members in Campbell Hall at “Spirit of India,” performed by the Bollywood Masala Orchestra an...
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KCSB’s Hello World! Coming to Anisq’Oyo’ Park Tomorrow

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Radiating the sound of reggae music and the smell of delicious foods, Santa Barbara’s independent radio station KCSB-FM 91.9 will be hosting its second annual Hello World! mini-festival this Saturda...
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Script To Screen: ‘American Beauty’ Screenwriter Comes to Discuss Film

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Celebrating its 25th episode, the series Script to Screen excels again and brings another Oscar-winning guest in for a screening and a series of analytical questions. After bringing great names to cam...
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Newly Discovered Parasite Named After UCSB Professor

Alejandra Jaramillo (bottom) made the discovery during her ongoing research on parasites in the lab of Armand Kuris.

You may see Armand Kuris, parasitologist and professor in the Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology department, wearing a new T-shirt, which has a picture of the new discovered fish parasite, Chlorom...
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Researchers Develop Improved Method To Screen for Neural Toxicity

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Traditional methods for testing neural toxicity have often been costly and, at times, failed to detect certain compounds toxic to the brain. However, researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison, ...
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UCSB Researchers Find Possible Factor to Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s

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Although a definitive cure for Alzheimer’s is distant at this time, researchers at UCSB have discovered a possible factor important in delaying the onset of the disease. Co-authors Dr. Kenneth Kosik...
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The Role of College: How Important is the Ivory Tower?

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As the cost and expectations of higher education shift, Sabrina Hodjati asks what role UCSB should play in the changing college landscape.
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An Awkward Wednesday Hump: Thursday Edition


Our first Hump of the year! Jordan Metz shares her experience with an unfortunately uncommunicative BDSM fan
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If You Can’t Skate, Don’t

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Nik Frey has something to say to everyone on campus who doesn't know what they're doing on a skateboard.
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The Man Behind the Toupee

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Somehow, the Trump campaign has made its way into September, inexplicably polling ahead of all challengers in the Republican Party.
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Roommate Horror Stories


The leases are signed, the dorm placements are finalized and it’s the time of year where everyone still has naive optimism about the people they are living with.
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Pros and Cons of Summer Life at Home


Summer is a time for relaxation, catching up with friends from back home and relearning how to live with your parents instead of people your own age.
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Peace Love and Guacamole

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The 29th annual Avocado Festival was last weekend and one reporter gets you the scoop or the "dip" on the best eats at the festival
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My Mother’s Cooking: Albondigas Soup

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"As a former chubby kid, most of my early childhood memories are surrounded by food. I was the proudest member of the Clean Plate Club to say the least, and there was a reason for that. My mom was one...
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The Best and Worst of Carrillo’s Frozen Yogurt

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With so many rotating options of Fro-yo at Carrillo dining Commons, On the Menu has compiled a guide to help you through your after-meal selections
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