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UCSB Dominates in Preseason Exhibition

The large number of tortillas flying onto the field made the match seem like a regular season rivalry game, yet the UCSB men’s soccer team’s 6-1 victory over Westmont College this past Saturday served as the Gauchos’ lone preseason match of the year. “I was excited to see this group play tonight,” Head Coach Tim […]

Santa Barbara Airport Opens More Modern Terminal

The Santa Barbara Airport opened its new terminal on August 18 to improve services and amenities for the 750,000 passengers travelling annually through the Goleta airfield. The $54 million project consists of a new 72,000 square foot terminal featuring a departure lounge, a new security screening area, improved food service and concessions, a new indoor […]

Dating Site Plays Matchmaker Within Campus Communities

Looking for a college sweetheart? Log in to DateMySchool.com, a dating website created by Columbia University students Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer that matches students across departments within the same school and throughout campuses nationwide. The site — exclusive to students and active alumni — officially launched at UCSB on August 17 and pairs users […]

Major Teaching Nonprofit Recruits Gaucho Grads

Teach for America, a renowned nonprofit public service program that seeks to bridge the gap between underprivileged school children and recent university graduates, accepted 42 UCSB graduates among this year’s 5,200 recruits. The organization saw a record-breaking applicant pool in 2011 including 48,000 graduates from 1,500 universities, with UCSB placing in the top 20 large […]

LGBTQ Support Garners Recognition for UCSB

The nonprofit organization for queer advocacy Campus Pride added UCSB to its list of 33 colleges nationwide with a perfect 5-star LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index rating for its support of the LGBTQ community. The university hosts several campus groups designed to support the queer community including Beyond the Binary, Friendly Undergraduate Queers In It Together, […]

Get Involved!

If you’re looking to get involved on campus and expand your efforts into the local community, consider the following Associated Students organizations which work to affect change in the greater Santa Barbara area. Community Affairs Board The A.S. Community Affairs Board bridges the gap between the UCSB campus and its surrounding communities through service projects […]

County to Actively Enforce Social Host Ordinance

As many incoming Gauchos may not know, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors passed the countywide Social Host Liability Ordinance on July 15, 2010, making it illegal for landlords or tenants hosting a gathering of five or more people to knowingly permit minors to consume alcohol on the premise. In effect since December 1, […]

Police Blotter

Welcome to Isla Vista, home to thousands and land of the free-spirited. People travel far and wide to this beach paradise for vacation, and you get to live here. Yes, there is booze galore, gorgeous people everywhere you turn, late night snacks and breathtaking scenery. But, my dear friends, you can’t have the sweet without […]

App Helps Students Navigate Campus

Incoming UCSB freshmen struggling to discern the difference between Girvetz Hall and Gevirtz Graduate School of Education can now locate their classes through the recently-released iPhone and iPod application Blueprint Maps. UCSB alumnus John Brecher and his brother Jim Brecher launched the program through their company JB Enterprise LLC on July 30 and recently added […]

A Letter From The Editor

Hey baby ‘Chos — Ima let you finish orientation, Ima let you finish, but once you’re done you gon have the best college experience of all time. OF ALL TIME. First of all, thanks for picking up the Nexus; it was a good move for a lot of reasons. Obviously you’re trying to put your […]