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An Evening of Spoken Word: Beau Sia

Beau Sia, renowned Asian-American slam poet, casually leaned against the silver 2008 Mercedes-Benz as his audience members nonchalantly walked by. Removing his heart-shaped sunglasses, he revealed him...
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200 Million Girls Are Missing | UCSB’s Girl Up Club Hosts “It’s a Girl” Documentary Screening

In countries such as India, China and many other regions of the world, girls are being abused, murdered and abandoned simply because of their gender. On April 16, UCSB’s Girl Up Club hosted a screen...
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Eat My Words: A Spoken Word Show by Kip Fulbeck’s Class

At about the same time you were ransacking the kitchen’s pantry and refrigerator for something tasty you could call your dinner, Kip Fulbeck’s Art 137 Class was serving up a platter more fulfillin...
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IVFF’s “March Into Spring” Event Brings Local Talent to Perfect Park

With spring just around the corner, the refreshing sights and melodious tunes that come with the season inspired Isla Vista First Fridays: March into Spring on Friday, March 6. In I.V.’s Perfect Par...
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MCC’s An Evening of Self Expression Encourages Poetic Catharsis

It’s not recommended to eat sweets before bed but for last Thursday’s open-mic, an exception could surely be made. Turning its seating area into a poetic foreground with the smell of red velvet cu...
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BSU Presents Black Hxstory Month Block Party

Usually, it’s too cold to function if the weather is anything less than 60 degrees in Santa Barbara. But, in spite of Friday, Feb. 27’s chilling temperature, more than 200 people came out to I.V....
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Must-Watch Spoken Word for Every Relationship Status: Valentine’s Day Edition

When novelists think love, they draft words of wondrous passion onto their notebooks filled with fantasy. When slam poets talk love, sh*t gets real. These artists utter words of desperation or perhaps...
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MCC Art Exhibit Hosts African Diaspora Images of Zéna Allen

Time and time again, the MultiCultural Center transforms itself into unique spaces for poetry, visual art, music and overall cultural education. At this very second, the ordinarily bare walls of the M...
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Circus Herpes, Ostentation County and Carrots: Kip Fulbeck’s Student Show “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece” is a Wild Success

Off-campus, he’s known for his luscious black hair, inspiring books (Part Asian, 100% Hapa, Mixed and Paper Bullets) and directing experience. On campus, he’s still known for his luscious black h...
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Día de los Muertos Celebration: Where Music Brought People Back to Life

While some of you were out scouting parties on DP this Halloween weekend, the real celebration took place at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Some of the hottest contemporary Latin bands and DJs killed it onst...
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L.A. Museum Guide

Two weeks into school and you’re already swamped with readings, bored of lectures and disinterested in anything that involves effort. This lack of motivation is obviously not the best way to start t...
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Kay Ulanday Barrett Inspires with Spoken Word: “You Do Not Have To Be Fixed”

Thursday, Oct. 23 kicked off spoken word poetry at UCSB. A big shout-out goes to the MCC for hosting Kay Ulanday Barrett’s third spoken word performance on the Love & Ruckus Tour: A Night of Tra...
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