D.R.E.A.M. To Aid Undocumented Students

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The University of California is rolling out its D.R.E.A.M. Loan Program this academic year, providing an initial $5 million in federal aid to undocumented students across the UC system.
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Recent Power Outages Impact Local Eateries

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Isla Vista business owners and managers shared their experiences with the Nexus this week regarding the recent power outages amidst stormy weather in the Goleta area.
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UCSB Professors Rate RateMyProfessor

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RateMyProfessors.com allows students to anonymously evaluate professors on a five-point scale for categories like helpfulness, clarity and even their professor’s “hotness.”
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Male Fragility at UCSB: A Response to ‘The Failure in Feminist Studies’

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Please note that my response has no connection to any of the departments that I address in this article; this is only a response to the piece posted earlier in the Daily Nexus. The feminist studies de...
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Stalking: A Public Health Issue


How can things like “Facebook stalking,” sending compliments to someone via text or showing up to someone’s apartment unannounced be harmful? It is important to recognize that if that interest i...
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Don’t Throw Away That IPA


Amanda Quick gives some background on the divisive appeal of IPA's, and encourages drinking readers to embrace the robust ale.
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Road Journey Continues for No. 48 Gauchos, Play No. 44 Pepperdine Sunday

Morgan Mays hits the ball across the net to his opponent. Christina DeMarzo/Daily Nexus

After a 2-3 start to finish the first month of its season, the UCSB men's tennis team heads to Malibu, CA to face No. 44 Pepperdine.
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UCSB Unable to Maintain Tempo in Second Half, Lose 76-64 to Hawaii

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The UCSB men's basketball team was unable to capitalize on its momentum of handing UCI its first Big West loss of the season. The Gauchos were defeated 76-64 by the University of Hawaii Thursday night...
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Gauchos Pummel CSUF in 79-49 Victory

Guard Jasmine Ware sinks a three pointer. Stephen Manga/Daily Nexus

The UCSB women's basketball team ended its two-game losing streak with a 79-49 rout of Cal State Fullerton Wednesday night.
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Leo, Oscars and Bears – Oh My!

Arthur Nguyen / Daily Nexus

Poor Leonardo DiCaprio. Five times he has seen golden statues march past him, and five times he has had to watch them fall into the hands of another. So now, in an attempt to finally ensnare an Oscar,...
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Culture Clashes at Campbell

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The curtains open, a Latina woman tap dances in front of an American flag in the backdrop and Tupac’s “Hail Mary” blasts over the speakers for all to hear. Campbell Hall was in for an interestin...
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‘Room’ Leaves Viewers Heartbroken

Tarush Mohanti / Daily Nexus

Like many of the other astounding independent films that debuted in 2015, “Room” failed to gain attention prior to its release. Despite the setback, the movie has managed to gather the attention o...
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Clam-tastic Solar Power Technology

Giant clams reflect white by color mixing analogous to RGB-pixelation in televisions, cell phones and other electro-optical displays. As one component of this mechanism, bright blue reflects from nano-scale structures in cells of a giant clam's epithelium.

Giant clams contain light-reflecting cells, called iridescent cells, on their exposed epithelium that allow the giant clam to reflect incoming sunlight into vivid shades of gold, blue and green. The g...
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The Search for Dark Matter


One of the greatest mysteries in modern astrophysics is dark matter. While it makes up about 80 percent of the matter in the entire Universe, its detection has eluded physicists and scientists since i...
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The Oscar of the Marine World


In the world of science, there are few honors that are significant enough to be compared to something as prestigious as an Academy Award in the film industry. One award noteworthy of paralleling this ...
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An Ode to Sands

Nik Frey  // Daily Nexus

It’s not yet sunrise but my coffee is brewing, stoked for what’s coming, can’t wait to start cruising. “Goin’ to class?” my awakened roommate asks. “Hell no,” says I, “El Niño is he...
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11 Isla Vista Keys to Success

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DJ Khaled's keys to Isla Vista success. Bless up.
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Sorority Opens Portal to Hell During Initiation

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ISLA VISTA — On Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to calls after the UCSB chapter of Delta Epsilon Alpha Delta accidentally created a portal to the underworld. Th...
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Campus Comments: New Year’s Resolutions

Azeem X Underbelly | Batcave Sessions Season Premiere

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Azeem and Underbelly are back in the cave for the Season Premiere of Batcave Sessions at the Daily Nexus.
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Campus Comments: The Problems with Biking

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Another episode in which students are asked what frustrates them most about their fellow peer bikers.
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Fun Facts about Football Foods


It has become an American tradition to sit in front of the TV on Super Bowl Sunday and eat away while anxiously watching the game. However, do you ever feel a little guilty when you’re sitting there...
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Jazz Up Halftime with Jambalaya

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"On this special day, you should celebrate your own touchdown with this recipe."
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Super Bowl Snack Attack

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"Enjoy watching the big game and eating all the great food that goes along with it!"
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