Gauchos Defeated by Creighton in Third Round of NCAA’s

The UCSB men’s soccer team was defeated 2-1 in third round action of the NCAA tournament against Creighton in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday.

Beneath the Mask- Luis Silva

Brent Pella sits down with Big West midfielder of the year Luis Silva just one week before his 2nd-round playoff game against Creighton.

Two Arrested as Accessories in Isla Vista Stabbing Case

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office arrested two women last month for their suspected involvement in 26-year-old Santa Barbara resident, Vincent Velasquez’s murder last May. Twenty-year-old Benjamin Vargas is on trial for stabbing Velasquez to death on the 6600 block of Abrego Road in the early hours of Sunday, May 15, 2011. According to yesterday’s […]

Occupy SB Creates Community Ties

The Occupy Santa Barbara movement, centered in De La Guerra Plaza, continues to sustain its efforts after more than 50 days since its first demonstration. Occupy SB plans to hold additional marches and rallies in the coming months while similar movements throughout the country remain actively protesting corporate corruption and the country’s growing socioeconomic disparity. […]

A Look at Harrison Weber

“You got hit by a car?” I asked in shock. “Yeah,” he replied, “it’s how I got my fourth concussion.” Harrison Weber is a fourth-year history of public policy major at UCSB and a native of Falmouth, Maine. You probably know of him as our Associated Students President, but if you really knew him, you’d […]

UC Starts Inquiry on Rally Violence

UC President Mark Yudof and the California State Legislature announced yesterday that they will launch separate investigations into recent university police violence against student protesters at UC Berkeley and UC Davis. Yudof commissioned William Bratton, the former Police Chief of both Los Angeles and New York City, to examine last Friday’s pepper-spraying incident at UC […]

Civil Wars Wow at Lobero

Last Friday night, acclaimed musical duo the Civil Wars performed at the Lobero Theater in downtown Santa Barbara in a show that sold out in August. In an environment where popular music is dominated by loud beats and meaningless lyrics, the simple acoustic harmonies of singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White create the beautiful […]

Women’s Club Brings Home National Title

UCSB Women’s Club Soccer Head Coach Todd Heil can finally lift his ban on a team T-shirt that reads “On the Road to Five,” as the women edged out rival Cal Poly 1-0 in Saturday’s championship match to make their five-peat a reality that can’t be jinxed. Over the three-day NCCS national tournament the No. […]

Gauchos Take on Huskies at Home

UCSB women’s basketball finishes off a three-game home stand Wednesday against Pac-12 opponent Washington. After two consecutive wins last week, the Gauchos improved to 2-2. The Huskies have also won two straight, including one against Seattle, who UCSB lost to in the season opener, and sit at 2-1. “You can see the difference between our […]

Regulating the Regents: Why it’s Your Job

This month at the UC, we have seen students, faculty and staff beat with overhand blows, grabbed by their hair and thrown on the ground. During peaceful protests, batons were driven into their ribcages, pepper spray was forced into their eyes and mouths at close range and they were ultimately arrested — all at the […]