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Campuswide Initiatives

Though Community Affairs Board (CAB) has the best intentions at heart, it is adequately serving its present purpose with the money it already has. At the very least, an additional 85 cents per student...
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Riding Firestone’s Waves

In a welcome reversal, Brooks Firestone and the rest of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors decided earlier this month to keep trying to purchase the vacant land on Del Playa's 6700 block, d...
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All’s Not Fair in War and Education

According to a resolution recently presented to the Academic Senate, 17 UCSB professors want to ban military recruiters from campus and review the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. Their ...
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Taming the Culturally Conscious

For years, university administrators and faculty have debated the implications of changes to our general education requirements, with questions of culture, ethnicity and sexuality - but mostly of poli...
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A Decision Without Discourse

Some local residents are feeling slapped in the face by the county's decision to drop plans for the purchase of undeveloped land on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive - as well they should.
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Cause for Concern

Convicted sex offender Victor Sciortino's placement in UCSB's Family Student Housing has drawn more than a few raised eyebrows from those around him. Living in a complex full of children, several pare...
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Failed to Impress

In its campaign propaganda, Associated Students urged voters to "make an informed decision." However, bombarding students with "Vote Yes" fliers, signs and advertisements made obtaining actual informa...
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A.S. Election Endorsment: The Nexus Strongly Opposes the A.S. Initiative

Associated Students is learning the value of a hard-earned dollar early this year - but it still has a long way to go. This year's A.S. has been doing a lot of things right: impressive leadership skil...
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For U.S. President, the Nexus Strongly Endorses: Sen. John Kerry

Here at the Nexus, we enjoy flip-flops - they're cheap, comfortable and damn, they're stylish. Our enjoyment of flip-flops extends into the political world as well. We guess that the label really depe...
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For 35th District State Assembly, the Nexus Endorses: Pedro Nava

Pedro Nava brings an array of experience to the table that will help him succeed in the State Assembly. As a member of the California Coastal Commission since 1997, Nava has taken many strides in prot...
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For 23rd District U.S. Congress, the Nexus Strongly Endorses: Lois Capps

With three terms in Congress under her belt, Lois Capps has the experience, values and determination to represent the 23rd District on the national level once again.
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Local Measures

Measure A Measure A links the salaries of Santa Barbara City Council members and the mayor, all of whom are normally underpaid, to the annual median income for Santa Barbara County. This establishes a...
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State Propositions

Our local governments know best what our local issues and needs are. Therefore, their revenues need to be protected from outsiders so they can address local concerns. The Nexus endorses Proposition 1A...
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Money Well Spent

On Monday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences made one of UCSB's newest hires its newest Nobel laureate. The work of economics professors Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott of Arizona State Universit...
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Congratulations, Professor Gross

The last three months have been a season of honors for Gross. In late June, the French Academy of Sciences awarded him the Grande Médaille d'Or, putting him in the company of Louis Pasteur, Pie...
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