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Organisms Clean Up Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

Methane-munching bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico have surprised scientists with their ability to quickly consume the hazardous compound after the record-breaking Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurr...
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Small Tremors Hit Islands Just off Point Conception

The Channel Islands were shaken last night by a pair of small earthquakes, registering at 3.4 and 3.5 on the Richter scale.
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Media Outlets Show Misguided Attention In Shooting Tragedy

Two days ago, twenty-two year old Jared Lee Lougher reportedly walked up to Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, pulled out a pistol and fired into her head point-blank...
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Congresswoman Giffords(D-AZ) Shot in Head At Public Event

Gabriel Giffords, a Democratic Congresswoman from Arizona, was shot in the head from close range today while hosting a public appearance in Tucson. According to a statement released by the White House...
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Teen Dies in Accident on Train Tracks

The victim of yesterday afternoon’s train crash has been identified as local high school student Humberto Moreno.
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Backyard Bowls Dishes Out Local & Tasty Nutrients By the Spoonful

You know that unwritten law that swears greasy, cheesy food is the best thing to cure a raging hangover? Well, Backyard Bowls may have convinced us otherwise. Santa Barbara alums Pete Heth and Dan God...
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Tree Delays Amtrak Train

An Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train collided with a large eucalyptus yesterday, causing delays but no injuries.
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Rechargable Lamps Endow Impoverished With Brighter Future

UCSB’s Institute of Energy Efficiency recently partnered with local nonprofit organization Pangaea to create a safer, more efficient alternative to kerosene lamps and distribute the innovation to st...
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We the People of Isla Vista: New County Ordiance Defies Constitutional and Civil Liberties

Although the Social Host Ordinance came into effect on Dec. 1, the little buzz about it on campus, in newspapers and around town is disconcerting. The SHO threatens to undermine constitutional princip...
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Regents Enact Rise in UC Fees

The University of California Board of Regents voted 15-5 to raise student tuition by eight percent during yesterday’s final day of meetings. Their approval of an $822 tuition increase will take effe...
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Regents Approve Increase in UC Fees

The University of California Board of Regents voted 15-5 to raise student tuition by eight percent during yesterday’s final day of meetings.
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Excuse me, Mr. Regent, sir…

Our editorial board is publishing this statement to the Regents in hopes of getting an important message through their thick skulls: California’s youth is barely able to attend the UC at present fee...
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UCSB Student Dies While on Study Program

Andre Ramadan, a second-year political science major, died of unknown causes on Nov. 6 while on the Semester at Sea Program.
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Organization Supports Mental Health

The Amazing Day Foundation recently donated $10,000 to support a student mental health intern who will work specifically with the Greek community.
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SB Firefighters Smother Flames in Goleta Home

The Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. extinguished a fire at a residence on Hollister Avenue in Goleta yesterday.
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