Farewell from Nexus Editor in Chief

Outgoing Daily Nexus Editor in Chief Carissa Quiambao says farewell.

Students Win New Venture Competition With BAC Monitor Startup

This year’s New Venture Competition (NVC) Finals awarded its annual $10,000 grand prize to student tech start up Milo, a business projected to create a device that proactively monitors the blood alcohol content (BAC) of individual consumers.


Record-Breaking Mountaineer Speaks at Campbell

Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, the world’s first woman to climb all fourteen 8,000 meter mountain peaks without the use of supplementary oxygen, spoke at Campbell Hall Tuesday night about her 8,611 meter trek up K2, the second highest mountain in the world.

Lucidity Festival

This year’s Lucidity arts and music festival was nothing short of magic. From offering live instrumental music and electronic bass music to unbelievably beautiful art installations and stunning dance and theater performances to healing and growing workshops and more, this past weekend’s three-day arts and music festival did not disappoint. Held in Santa Barbara’s own […]

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Festival Preview: Lucidity Festival

Prepare to get Lucid, Santa Barbara.

Interview with Progressive EDM Artist Slow Magic

Last Thursday’s pop-up concert series, Pop-Off, by RedEye Presents brought masked musical mastermind Slow Magic to the stage. The progressive electronic music artist is known for his dreamy and celestial sound, his phenomenal, climactic drumming and an unforgettably iconic electroluminescent mask. While Slow Magic prefers to keep his identity under wraps, it’s no secret that […]


Protesters Flood Santa Barbara Streets In Wake of Ferguson Verdict

Hundreds of students, Santa Barbara residents and other local community members rallied and marched throughout the streets of downtown Santa Barbara last night in protest of Monday’s grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer from Ferguson, Missouri, who shot and killed unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Creature Carnival ft. Beats Antique to Come to L.A.

Looking to get weird this weekend? Look no further. This Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in L.A., world fusion and electronic music group Beats Antique will be headlining the last leg of their Creature Carnival Tour, said to include “breathtaking performances, improvisational serendipity, audience participation, and tons more surprises to come,” according […]

Getting Into Focus: Nexus Explores ‘Study Drug’ Use Among Students

According to statistics gathered by a Daily Nexus survey randomly sampling 376 students, 40.7 percent of students have tried some psychoactive prescription drug at least once in their life and 35 percent have tried Adderall at least once.

Yang the Giant to Perform at UCSB

  Out-of-towners crowdin’ your lawns? Headache-inducing floodlights ruinin’ your buzz? No-music ordinances killin’ your vibe? No way! Come join the many faces of Yang in the Thunderdome on Halloween instead of possibly touching the police-dominated horses. Get your ticket for Yang the Giant at the A.S. ticket office for $5 with Access card. Doors open […]

DVA Week Aims To Educate UCSB Community

“Love Shouldn’t Hurt,” a series of events organized for this week’s ongoing Domestic Violence Awareness Week, began on Monday and continues onto Friday with presentations and activities inviting students to explore issues surrounding domestic violence.

Pardall Carnival Brings Food, Fun, Games and Community Gathering

This past Saturday afternoon marked the sixth annual Pardall which took place on Pardall Road in Isla Vista between Embarcadero del Norte and Embarcadero del Mar.

Jack Johnson Performs at “Come Together: Remember, Reconnect, & Unite”

Around 5,000 students gathered at Storke Plaza yesterday afternoon to promote a safer, healthier UCSB and Isla Vista community in commemoration of the six students who lost their lives during the May 23 Isla Vista tragedy. Hosted by Associated Students Program Board, “Come Together: Remember, Reconnect, and Unite” featured a cappella performances by campus groups […]

Letter From the Editor

Class of 2018: You’ve made it. Finally. After years of dragging your ass to class every day at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, after arduous hours sitting through the dreaded SAT test and after endless days drafting your awkwardly self-exalting Personal Statement, you have finally made it. You’ve managed to climb your way amongst other […]


Autopsy Reveals Cause of UCSB Student’s Death

In a coroner’s report provided to the Daily Nexus through a Public Records Act request, an autopsy revealed that former second-year double major in philosophy and language Sierra Markee-Winkler sustained injuries consistent with falling from a cliff, such as a broken neck, on May 4, 2014, the night she died.