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Wise Society Seeks to Mitigate Harm, Maximize Benefits

Dennis Wassem’s opinion piece  “Governmental Taxation Undermines Its own Aims” in the Sept. 27, 2011 edition of the Nexus attacked the “narrow worldview” of the “disposition and abilities” of government that was recently advanced by Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. The article lays two charges against Warren’s argument for more social spending: that the government […]

Sgt. Signa Spills All The Jelly On MIP’s and Noise Violations

As the first full week of school winds down, I have to admit, it has been pretty fun for me.  Believe it or not, my week probably has not been that much different than most of your week.  Let’s see, I attended a great dance at the Hub, wandered around Isla Vista for hours and […]

College-Based Coupon Business Launches Mobile Application

Nationwide college coupon company Campus Special recently unveiled its Campus Special phone application that combines the organization’s online food ordering service and coupon book into one constantly-accessible product. The free mobile application is available for iPhones and Androids, and allows students to place orders at participating restaurants for delivery or pick-up without the additional service […]

Weekend Event To Support Local Eats

The second annual Sustainable, Organic and Local Food Festival will kick off tomorrow at Plaza de Vera Cruz Park to provide a tasty and educational emphasis on the importance of thoughtful food choices. The SOL-ful festivity will feature local farmers, foods, wines and beers, several sustainable food vendors such as the UCSB Student Food Collective […]

Gauchos Look for First Win in Big West Play

The UCSB men’s soccer team will return to Harder Stadium for its second game of Big West conference play this Saturday against No. 9 UC Irvine. UC Riverside upset the then-No. 10 ranked Gauchos in Riverside this past Wednesday 3-1 in the first game of league play for both teams. “It was a tough loss,” […]

Finally, a Homecoming for the Gauchos

After 16 games on the road, the UCSB women’s volleyball team will finally get its first chance to play in the Thunderdome this season. UCSB will face off against Pacific on Friday and UC Davis on Saturday. The Gauchos are currently 8-6 overall and 1-1 in Big West play. “We’re just so grateful [to play […]

UCSB Travels to SoCal Tournament

The No. 8 UCSB men’s water polo team (8-4 overall) has a busy weekend ahead of it, with four games in two days at the Southern California Tournament hosted by Long Beach State. The first game of the tournament will be played against No. 12 UCSD (8-2 overall). “They’re going to come out strong,” junior […]

SB Officials Brief Residents on Effects of Deportation

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown and other police officials met with community members last night to discuss the misconceptions and local impacts of the nationally disputed Secure Communities deportation program. PUEBLO, a local nonprofit that supports low-income residents through education and civic participation, hosted the forum to allow residents to voice their concerns on […]

Entrepeneur Endorses Social Efforts

TOMS shoes founder Blake Mycoskie will speak this Saturday at the Arlington Theater about social entrepreneurship and business-minded humanitarian efforts as part of the university’s ongoing Arts & Lectures series. The footwear company gives a pair of its shoes to a child in a domestic or international impoverished community for every pair purchased, and has […]

Carnival Cultivates Campus and Community Connectivity

The third annual Pardall Carnival will take place this Saturday in Isla Vista to bring students and local residents together to learn more about various campus groups and businesses. The UCSB Associated Students, Isla Vista Community Relations Committee and A.S. External Vice President of Local Affairs Office organized the event to help unite the campus […]