UCSB Eases Pass/No Pass Grading Policies in Light of Coronavirus Impact

Students normally have to decide to have their classes graded P/NP by week seven but can now make the switch anytime up until June 5, the last day of spring quarter instruction.
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UC Will Not Fire “Career Employees” Due To Coronavirus Through End of June

Napolitano clarified that this does not mean that there will not be cutbacks on hours or layoffs for staff as part of “typical student and career employee summer staffing" adjustments.
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More Than 5,000 Students Move Out Of Dorms; Remaining Residents To Move To Santa Catalina

Currently, the plan is to begin moving students into Santa Catalina beginning April 10.
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Major Flaws in UCSB’s Transition to Online Classes

How do you — UC Santa Barbara — rise to the occasion and provide us with the educational experience we have earned? 
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Trump is Not the Leader We Need Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

Surya Swaroop describes how our president is mishandling the current heath crisis.
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Letter From The Editor | On the Decision To Not Print During COVID-19

As young people, it is our responsibility and our prerogative to do our part in flattening the curve.
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Season Recap: Red-Hot Gauchos Tie for Second Place in Big West

Before the season was cancelled, the Gauchos looked poised to make a postseason run this season.
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BREAKING: Big West Basketball Tournament Cancelled, Spring Sports Indefinitely Suspended

The move comes after all Power five conferences — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC — cancelled their respective conference tournaments early Thursday morning.
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In Photos | UCSB Men’s Basketball vs. Cal Poly

The Gauchos played their last home game of the season against rivals Cal Poly on Saturday March 7th. The game will go down in Gaucho history, as the Gauchos overcame a thirteen point deficit to win wi...
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Tracks of the Month: March 2020

Need some new songs for your quarantine playlist? Look no further!
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Artsweek’s April Film Calendar: 30 Recommendations for Each Day of the Month

Artsweek’s April Film Calendar is finally here and ready to lift up spirits during this time of social distancing and self-isolation.
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You Can’t Look Away From “Tiger King’’

Tweets, memes and uppity think pieces alike all have their own takes on this absolute madhouse of a show.
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UCSB Receives NSF Grant To Train a New Generation of Data Scientists

To foster student engagement in data science education and outreach, the National Science Foundation’s Central Coast Data Science Initiative has awarded UCSB nearly $920,000 over three years.
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Viral Outbreaks Through the Years

From the common influenza to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, mankind has consistently been at the mercy of viral outbreaks.
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Better Together: The Evolution of Commitment and Altruism in Relationships

The paper aimed to answer two questions: Why do people care about the commitment of others, and why do we use gifts and other acts of kindness to display our own commitment?
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C.A.P.S. To Offer Online Counseling in Form of Smiley Face PDF

UCSB’s Counseling & Psychological Services has just announced that it will now be offering online counseling in the form of a pre-made smiley face PDF, which your C.A.P.S. specialist will person...
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Uh Oh! Professor Accidentally Uploads Entire Campus to GauchoSpace

SOMEWHERE IN CYBERSPACE –– In a spectacular technological blunder late last night, one professor accidentally moved the entire UCSB campus to GauchoSpace while trying to upload a lecture to the we...
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Eight Alternatives for Toilet Paper in the Apocalypse

  It was bound to happen sometime during the apocalypse that is 2020, and now, it has finally happened — the United States has run out of toilet paper. As college students, we have classes and ...
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In Photos | A Campus Deserted

Yesterday, UCSB's winter quarter finals week began – but instead of the typical packed Arbor and swamped library, the campus appeared absent of students.
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In Photos | UCSB Men’s Basketball vs. Cal Poly

The Gauchos played their last home game of the season against rivals Cal Poly on Saturday March 7th. The game will go down in Gaucho history, as the Gauchos overcame a thirteen point deficit to win wi...
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In Photos | Graduate Students Block Entrances, Occupy Cheadle Hall In Fight For COLA

At each campus, COLA movements are urging faculty to cancel all classes and undergraduate students to walk out of any classes that professors didn’t cancel.
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San Diego Dishes Up a Perfect Ramen Spot

The perfect place to run to once it's safe to leave our houses!
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Homemade Green Onion Pancakes

The final verdict: I would probably just continue purchasing the pre-made pancakes from the grocery store.
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Homemade Fresh Strawberry Milk

Strawberry season is finally here!
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