The Outcome of Libya: Just One Less Dictator

When word came in that Muammar Gaddafi had been summarily executed by a shot to the head at point blank range, I imagine that President Obama must have been rather pleased with himself. After all, how could he not be? The Libyan conflict has followed his “smart power” approach to foreign affairs to the T: […]

“One Cannot Simply Will a War to End”

“We often hear them say, with false resignation in their voices, that ‘war is hell,’ but it isn’t. Hell is an abstraction; war is tourniquets, amputations, paraplegics, orphans, widows, torture, rape and a grief that never sleeps,” Antiwar.com editor Matt Barganier said. It is, without question, the single most evil invention in the history of […]

Halloween Revelers Parade I.V.

An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 participated in Isla Vista’s infamous Halloween celebrations this past weekend. Thousands of visitors — roughly the same number of attendees as last year — traveled to the community on Friday and Saturday. Officers issued at least 250 citations and made approximately 235 arrests over the two-day period, though totals are […]

UC Requires Fewer Exams to Apply

The UC Board of Regents altered the university system’s admission process last week, removing the SAT Subject Tests from its list of requirements for next year’s incoming freshmen. Although the previously-mandated exams are no longer necessary to complete the application process, high school seniors may submit their scores and favorable results still boost one’s chances […]

‘Pay as you Earn Plan’ Seeks to Help Graduates

President Obama issued an executive order last Wednesday offering consolidated federal student loans and lowered repayment rates to ease the burden of debt on American students. Part of the president’s “Pay as you Earn Plan,” which aims to make graduates’ debt proportional to their income, allows borrowers to consolidate different student loans into one government […]

Former Gaucho Unveils New Film

Screenwriter, director, film producer and former UCSB student Jeff Nathanson hosted an exclusive prescreening of his upcoming movie “Tower Heist,” starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, last Thursday at Pollock Theater. Nathanson, a former Daily Nexus writer, penned the screenplays for motion pictures including “Catch Me If You Can,” “Rush Hour 2,” “Rush Hour 3” […]

SB Shelter Copes with Budget Cuts

Santa Barbara’s Transition House is scrambling to raise $40,000 by Nov. 15 to compensate for an unexpected budget cut in their Infant Care Center department. The support center provides shelter, housing and other services to homeless families in the county with funding from government aid and numerous local foundations. The shelter’s Infant Care Center provides […]

UCSB Outlasts CSU Fullerton, Improves to No. 4 in Big West

Senior midfielder Luis Silva scored two goals en route to a 4-3 Gaucho victory on the road against Cal State Fullerton this past Saturday. The pair of goals placed Silva among the top-10 highest scorers in the history of UCSB men’s soccer. UCSB improves to 11-5-1 overall and 4-4 in Big West play, a high […]

No. 5 Gauchos Take Down No. 6 Waves at Home

The No. 5 UCSB men’s water polo team came from behind against Pepperdine in Malibu on Sunday, sneaking away with a 16-15 overtime victory against the No. 6 Waves. With the win, the Gauchos improve to 14-7 overall and 2-2 in the MPSF. Meanwhile, the Waves drop to 12-9 overall and 2-4 in conference. “The […]

UCSB Splits Weekend Matches

The UCSB women’s volleyball team split its weekend road trip, losing to UC Davis 3-1 on Friday before rallying to defeat Pacific 3-2 on Saturday. All three teams are currently tied for second place behind Long Beach State in the Big West with a 6-5 league record. Against Pacific (15-9 overall, 6-5 Big West), UCSB […]