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The Daily Nexus had its start in the 1930s. Back then, the newspaper was called the Eagle, and UCSB was known as Santa Barbara State College. After the college joined the University of California system, its newspaper changed names various times, existing in former editions as the Roadrunner, El Gaucho, the University Post and the Daily Gaucho. The Daily Nexus received its name in 1970, following the infamous Bank of America burning that occurred in Isla Vista. The editorial board took the name from a Robert Maynard Hutchins quote: “A free press is the nexus of any democracy.”
The Nexus continues to be the go-to source to stay up-to-date on the UCSB campus and Isla Vista. We offer positions for writers, photographers, artists and any creative souls interested in immersing themselves in culture and information. The Nexus provides a fast-paced environment for aspiring journalists, as well as learning opportunities for students who want to explore the stories that define our community.
The Daily Nexus is also an award-winning media source, ranked in the top 10 best college newspapers by Princeton Review two out of the last three years and has receiving 6 California Collegiate Media Awards in 2016, including Best Breaking News, Best Photo Series and Best Editorial.