AB 3 Isla Vista Self-Governance Explained

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 2.22.33 PM

Isla Vista’s New YMCA

Screenshot 2015-10-07 15.34.47

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

Buddha Bowls

Screenshot 2015-10-01 10.01.12

The Daily Nexus takes a look inside Buddha Bowls, I.V.
read more

UCSB Hosts Ecosocialism Conference in Girvetz

Peiyuan Li/Daily Nexus

System Change not Climate Change (SCNCC), an ecosocialists organization, hosted the “21st Century Ecosocialism Conference” in Girvetz Hall this weekend to discuss potential solutions to the climat...
read more

Long-Planned Ice Rink Opens in Goleta

Ice Rink_ Alex Payne-1

Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association (GSBISA) opened Ice in Paradise skating rink on Saturday on Santa Felicia Drive near Girsh Park and El Camino Real Marketplace. The GSBISA planned and dev...
read more

Regents’ Avi Oved Puts Forth Initiative To Increase Student Representation on UC Board of Regents

Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

University of California Student Regent Abraham “Avi” Oved has been working with students and organizations across the UC to add a Student Regent Adviser position as part of his Shared Governance ...
read more

Five Game Win Streak On the Line at Sac St.

While dribbling down the field, Duncan Backus looks for an open teammate. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

The Gauchos have gone a perfect 4-0 to start Big West play.
read more

Another Winner From DePuy Keeps Perfect Conf. Start Alive for No. 13 UCSB

Nick Depuy speeds the ball up the field. Jenny Luo/Daily Nexus

Make it five straight wins for the Gauchos as Nick DePuy provides another classic moment late against Cal State Fullerton.
read more

LBSU Ends Gauchos’ Three-Game Win Streak

Angelisa Cortez charges toward the goal. Christina DeMarzo/Daily Nexus

UCSB gets shutout for the first time in 11 games as it falls to the 49ers.
read more

Patton Oswalt Brings Down Granada Theater

This past Wednesday, Oct. 8, UCSB Arts & Lectures welcomed comedian Patton Oswalt to the Granada Theater on State Street for a night filled with uproars of laughter. Best known for his role as “...
read more

Wild Child Rocks and Max Frost Rock SOhO

McLane Brown / Daily Nexus

Tucked away from plain sight on State Street, SOhO Restaurant and Music Club guests could be heard rocking out before Wild Child’s Friday night event, starting at 9 p.m. SOhO’s convenient layout m...
read more

Treasure Island Festival to Bring Big Festival Vibe to Small San Francisco

Courtesy of sf.funcheap.com

A festival with no scheduling conflicts?! If you’ve ever attended a music festival, you understand why that phrase seems to be an even bigger oxymoron than jumbo shrimp. If you’ve never been to on...
read more

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...
read more

Researchers Develop Improved Method To Screen for Neural Toxicity

Neural constructs of neurons (green) and nuclei (blue) resembling the human brain are developed in P.E.G. hydrogels prior to experimentation.

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, ...
read more

UCSB Researchers Find Possible Factor to Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s

Kenneth Kosik leads a research team to discover effects of eotaxin levels in prolonging Alzheimer's.

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...
read more

You Can’t Call Yourself an Environmentalist if You’re Not Vegan


Jordan Metz explains why an environmentalist who isn't a vegan really isn't an environmentalist at all.
read more

My Students, Our Future

Nexus New Logo Featured

“You’re only here because of affirmative action.” Those words, spoken several years ago to me by a UCSB peer I didn’t know well, stay with me to this day. Although it was certainly not the fir...
read more

The Role of College: How Important is the Ivory Tower?

Nexus New Logo Featured

As the cost and expectations of higher education shift, Sabrina Hodjati asks what role UCSB should play in the changing college landscape.
read more

10 Funniest Free & For Sale Posts

via theodysseyonline.com

No school’s Facebook group offers as much diversity in its posts as the UCSB Free & For Sale page. If you’re getting rid of an old beach cruiser, in the market for some gently used furniture o...
read more

The Man Behind the Toupee

via Brittany Ngyuen

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

Roommate Horror Stories

via uglyhousephotos.com

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.
read more

Costco Samples: Unlimited Freebies?


How many trips to the sample cart does it take to get you kicked out? The world may never know
read more

Peace Love and Guacamole

Tarush Mohanti/Daily Nexus

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
read more

My Mother’s Cooking: Albondigas Soup

Kevin Chan/Daily Nexus

"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...
read more