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What Does Go On Beneath Storke Tower?

The Opinion page is a place of controversial thought and discourse. It is rarely the moderate thinker or the complacent observer who chooses to write in, as demonstrated by the Jan. 11 letter to the e...
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Dedicated Violist, Conductor, Passionate Professor Passes On

Richard Rintoul, an orchestra professor at UCSB from 2006 to 2011, passed away in his sleep due to a heart attack on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. He was 56 years old. Last night, the UCSB orchestra performe...
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Accountability and Addiction’s Stronghold

I have something called an “addictive personality.” This never felt like news to me. My parents shared this knowledge with us kids repeatedly and casually. “You’re equal parts Irish and German...
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I.V. Community Mourns UCSB Student’s Death

Friends gathered at Campus Point Tuesday Sept. 6 to mourn the death and commemorate the life of UCSB student Mark Andrew Romasanta, II. The 22 year-old Santa Barbara native was last seen on the 6600 b...
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“Dos” and “Don’ts” (But Mostly “Don’ts”) of Freshman Year

So you’ve finally made it, eh? You’ve pillaged Target’s college dorm aisle, awkwardly reached out to your future roommate in hopes of coordinating your bedspread and outfitted your whole extende...
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UC Regents Face Ethics Allegations

A petition started by a UC Berkeley activist group last spring is demanding that California’s Attorney General address allegations that certain UC Regents have unethical, vested interests in UC inve...
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Campus Involvement Offers An Outlet For School Spirit

I have long been amazed and infatuated with the school spirit at UCSB. Not the fanatical, body-painted sport culture characteristic of ASU or USC, but rather the subliminal, relaxed — but intense ...
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Regent’s Charges Surface

University of California Student Regent Jesse Cheng was arrested for sexual battery last year on Nov. 4, according to the Irvine Police Department.
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Protesters Face Charges

Last week the Orange County district attorney charged 11 University of California students with criminal conspiracy for having disturbed a presentation by the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. in 2010.
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UC Staffers Cushion Blow of Budget Woe

Although the university has coped with a smaller budget and preserved essential services through staff cuts, hiring freezes, reductions in operating hours and departmental consolidations, these cutbac...
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Meningitis Claims Life of Ph.D. Student

Recent Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Ph.D. recipient Sugely Ubaldo Chaidez died in Dallas, Texas on Jan. 5 from bacterial meningitis.
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Del Mar Native Passes Away in Isla Vista Home

UCSB student Paul Herbert Frank died in his home on Dec. 15. He was 21 years old.
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Admired UCSB Instructor Passes

Beloved environmental science professor William R. Freudenburg died in his Santa Barbara home on Dec. 28 after a two-year battle with bile duct cancer. He was 59 years old.
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Friends, Family Attend to Applaud 2010 Grads

UC Santa Barbara’s annual commencement weekend attracted over 40,000 visitors to campus in mid-June for a celebration of the achievements of this year’s graduating class of 2010.
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Athletes Denied Re-Vote

The Campus Elections Commission recently rejected a request to hold a re-vote on the Intercollegiate Athletic Scholarships Fee that failed to pass in the campus’s spring elections.
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