UCSB Student Arrested in Freebirds Stabbing

Third-year UCSB student Peter Cho was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and destroying or concealing evidence following a fight outside of Freebirds early this past Sunday. UC Police Department officers and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to the 800 block of Embarcadero Del Norte around 4 a.m. Upon […]

UC Regents Approve Budget for 2013-2014

During the second day of their three-day meeting at UC San Francisco Mission Bay, the UC Board of Regents deliberated on revenue-generating measures such as increasing nonresident undergraduate enrollment and approved their budget for the 2013-14 academic year. Gov. Jerry Brown spoke during the morning proceedings, assessing the current fiscal climate and seeking clarification regarding […]

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Welcome to the Happiest Place on Earth

Parents: Remain calm. Your sons and daughters are likely far more competent than you give them credit for; after all, they were accepted to UCSB in its most competitive application cycle yet. I’m not going to sugarcoat it — Isla Vista can be as hellish as it is heavenly. As a result, though, its residents […]

Letter From the Editor

At Daily Nexus writers’ training, all potential Nexites are given a bible of codes and instructions, known as Nexustentialism, which they are instructed to consult in the event of journalistic crisis or controversy. The first paragraph under the packet’s “Ethics” section, an excerpt from the American Society of Newspaper Editors Statement of Policies, explains that […]

Cal Community Condemns Violence During Shooting

As ‘Occupy’ protesters from across the Bay area gathered at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza on Tuesday to join a university-wide strike against police violence and privatization, a UC police officer shot and killed an armed undergraduate student in an apparently unrelated incident. An estimated 4,000 demonstrators including representatives from Occupy Oakland, Occupy Cal, faculty, staff, […]

Project Brings Internet to Village

After bringing Internet capability to the remote town of Aghbradzor, Armenia, through the Hidden Road Initiative this summer, three UCSB students will share their experiences tonight in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Resource Building at 8 p.m. HRI founder and fourth-year political science major Nanor Balabanian was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Donald […]

Nonprofit Protests Funding

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education proclaimed “Victory at UC Santa Barbara” earlier this month after accusing Associated Students Legislative Council and Finance Board of First Amendment violations in their deliberations regarding funding for the College Republicans’ David Horowitz lecture last Spring. In an Oct. 10 press release, the non-profit free speech advocacy group […]

A.S. Council Clashes With Permanent Staff

The following is the second installment in a series of articles regarding ethical and legal concerns about recent actions taken by Associated Students permanent staff. With no mention of a name, committee or particular incident, On-Campus Representative Lesa Bishop asked her adviser — a university employee charged with overseeing “the enforcement of all Associated Students […]

A.S. Director Intrudes on Student Rights

Mired in an indefinite haze of structural ambiguity and lacking a functional judicial branch, members of Associated Students Legislative Council struggled to reason with A.S. Executive Director Marisela Marquez as she downplayed recent fluctuations in the organization’s traditional hierarchy at last night’s cryptic meeting. While the council anticipated answers regarding the highly contested and heavily […]

Associated Students Judicial Council Chair Forced to Resign, A.S. Forms Committee to Formalize Student Employee Rights; Closed Meetings Proposed

Associated Students Judicial Council Chair Jeanne Sabin was forced to resign from her appointed position last week after being faced with a controversial ultimatum from A.S. permanent staff, prompting the creation of an ad hoc committee to outline and defend the rights of student employees. Sabin has been employed as the minute-taker for A.S. Legislative […]

A Letter From The Editor

Hey baby ‘Chos — Ima let you finish orientation, Ima let you finish, but once you’re done you gon have the best college experience of all time. OF ALL TIME. First of all, thanks for picking up the Nexus; it was a good move for a lot of reasons. Obviously you’re trying to put your […]

A.S. Representatives Face Alcohol Allegations

Associated Students Judicial Council will decide today whether to approve or overturn A.S. Elections Committee’s May 6 recommendation that 14 current or former members of Associated Students — eight of whom were sworn in to the 2011-12 Legislative Council on Wednesday — be charged with serving alcohol to minors during Spring Elections. A.S. President Harrison […]

A.S. Swears In New Representatives

The Associated Students conducted official government turnovers at last night’s Legislative Council meeting, swearing in representatives for the five executive offices and 24 council positions amidst multiple resignations and charges against current representatives of supplying alcohol to minors.

Speak Thoughtfully: With Great Freedom of Speech Comes Great Responsibility

One of my favorite things about the field of journalism is how seamlessly its various appendages — from tabloids to newsletters to WikiLeaks — have historically banded together in vehement defense of their free speech rights. From my experience as a Nexite, I can say our breed is usually no different; we’re a motley crew […]

A.S. Rep Faces Theft Charges

Associated Students On-Campus Representative Joseph Lee was released from Santa Barbara County Jail on $20,000 bail on Sunday after being arrested in connection with a stolen laptop. Lee, a second-year political science major, was incarcerated for five days on charges of felony burglary, unauthorized altering of computer data system, receiving stolen property and grand theft […]