A Photo Primer to UCSB

Photos and some brief history and information on UCSB and IV.

Distinguished Rabbi, Poet To Give Lecture

Renowned religious scholar Rabbi Rami Shapiro will give a lecture entitled “Seekers without Borders: Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent” tonight at the Multicultural Center Theater, in which he will discuss the search for a universal truth. Hosted by the Department of Religious Studies and the Walter H. Capps Center, Shapiro’s talk will run from […]


Police Search for Three Men Accused of Assaulting Male Victim in Isla Vista

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office received a report of assault with a deadly weapon on Embarcadero Del Norte during the early morning hours on Sunday. The report was made at approximately 1:45 a.m. and stated that three male suspects pursued a male victim from Abrego Road to Embarcadero Del Norte, where the victim was […]

2013 Daily Nexus Candidate and Fee Endorsements

As another year of A.S. Elections have come to purview, “accountability,” “affordability,” “transparency” and “accessibility” are just some of the overtly vague keywords to once again form the pillars of each Associated Students candidates’s platform. With the annual flurry of eager promises to engage, empower and perform other ambiguous or intangible services for the student […]


Aynalem Resigns Elected Postition; Siordia Steps In

Recently elected Democratic Process Party candidate Bethlehem ‘Betty’ Aynalem stepped down from the position of Associated Students External Vice President of Local Affairs earlier this week, relinquishing the title to runner-up Rhandy Siordia. Aynalem was elected to the EVPLA office late last month but resigned this past Monday, leaving the position to Open People’s Party […]

UC Seeks Input for Dealing With Student Protests

The University of California Office of the President released a report on Friday outlining 50 recommendations to improve police protocol for handling student demonstrations on UC campuses. UC officials posted the draft version of the report online and have invited students and the general public to submit comments and suggestions over the next three weeks, […]


Chilla Vista 2012

On the heels of a raucous Cinco de Mayo, Isla Vista residents mellowed out with music, art and community pride at Chilla Vista on Sunday. The annual event filled Anisq’ Oyo’ Park and People’s Park with more than 40 activity tables as local musicians — including head- liner and Malibu native Shwayze — performed on […]

UC To Report Findings About Police Review

UC General Counsel Charles Robinson and UC Berkeley Law School Dean Christopher Edley will release the results of the system-wide investigation into police protocol for handling protesters during a news briefing today at the UC Office of the President in Oakland. UC President Mark Yudof commissioned the review and several other investigations in response to […]

What is That? A quick guide to some of the weirdest sounding Asian Foods

Asian food can be intimidating. When the ingredients of a dish read more like a list of randomized consonants and vow- els (enoki, inari and daikon, anyone?), it often seems safer to stick with old clas- sics like “chicken teriyaki” or “California roll.” However, knowing your “nori” from your “nigiri” will let you get creative […]


Santa Barbara is not known for its Thai food. My personal experience is of trite décor and menus that look more like small novels. The first 20 minutes of the meal are often spent wading through pages of deep-fried appetizers, then on to an overwhelming number of entrees with endless permuta- tions of fish, meat […]

It’s Just So “Pho”king Good

The first week of my freshman year, when I was already unimpressed with the food at Portola, my friend introduced me to a hole-in-the-wall gem of a restaurant: Saigon Noodle House. Today, I am five weeks away from graduating, and I still frequent this modest space of the best Vietnamese cuisine for my pho fix. […]

Professor Wins Recognition for Accomplishments in Labor Rights

UCSB history profes- sor Nelson Lichtenstein will receive this year’s annual Sol Stetin Award for Labor History tomorrow at the Sidney Hillman Foundation’s annual Hillman Prizes ceremony in New York City. The honor is bestowed upon scholars who demonstrate dedi- cation to pursuing public policy to improve working conditions. Lichtenstein, the MacArthur Foundation Professor of […]

UCSB Gains Recognition for Wellness

Health and fitness website Greatist. com ranked UCSB one of the top 25 healthiest colleges in the country, cit- ing wellness services such as its unique Rec Center classes and extensive student health care coverage. The site listed UCSB 15th for its wide range of Student Health services, includ- ing free alcohol and drug counseling, […]

Professor’s Donation Honors Late Friend

The UCSB economics department recently received a $1 million donation from Professor Emeritus Walter Mead and his wife Thelma to establish a new endowed chair. The contribution — named in honor of Mead’s late friend and former colleague Alec P. Alexander — marks the second such position the Meads created after the Walter J. Mead […]

Police To Educate Public About Technology, Duties

The Santa Barbara Police Department will begin their next Citizen’s Academy on May 4, instruct- ing civilians on police training tech- niques and familiarizing the public with officers’ various duties. According to a press release by the Santa Barbara Police Department, the nine-week program will give partici- pants the opportunity to experience police training exercises, […]