Remembering Kobe: Reflections on the Loss of a Legend

"For many people — the poor, sick, rich and down-on-their-luck — Kobe Bryant was the closest thing they ever had to a goddamn superhero."
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An Ode to Buchanan, The Land That God Forgot

Oh, Buchanan Hall, what is there left to say about such an iconic pillar of educational success. There are a lot of distinctive pieces of land on the UCSB campus: Storke Tower, South Hall, the area ar...
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Heroic Bike Crash Bystander Isn’t Going To Stop and Help, But Hopes Everyone is OK

Local outstanding citizen Randy Fygel is being hailed as a “local hero” after his actions today following a 27-bike pileup at the bike intersection by the Isla Vista Police station.  According to...
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Freshman Gets Trapped in Middle of Storke Tower Bike Loop, Has Panic Attack, Is Rescued

In what was certainly a jarring experience, Isla Vista Foot Patrol, the National Guard, Navy SEALs and the local SWAT team were called in to rescue freshman student Francisco Torres after he became tr...
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Despite Contradicting Claims, Student Really Just Watched Netflix All Summer

“Oh, this summer’s going to be an absolute movieeeeeeee! The time of our lives!”
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An Ode to Summers Past

Now that the school year has ended, Kian Karamdashti contemplates how the concept of summer has changed for him.
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The Politics of A Good Night’s Sleep

Examining the social implications of sleep, Kian Karamdashti encourages readers to hit snooze.
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Student Too Embarrassed to Return to Bike Shop, Walks to Class Instead

Pop! Third-year UC Santa Barbara student Anthony Wheeler knew the sound all too well. The back inner tube of his bike had popped and soon the sound of grinding metal on concrete soon grew apparent as ...
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The Border Wall Argument Stands on a Shaky Foundation

Kian Karamdashti pokes holes in national immigration policy and the argument for a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border.
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Quarter-Life Crisis: Facing My Fear of Commitment

At the ripe old age of 21, Kian Karamdashti experiences a major life crisis.
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Growing Up Mixed

Kian Karamdashti examines the difficulties that come with growing up in a mixed-race household, and how that shaped his early adulthood.
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Housemate Gets Laid, Can’t Stop Exclaiming, “Man I Didn’t Sleep at All Last Night!”

Local resident Virgil Nomo had a busy night last night if you know what I mean, but you probably already heard because he won’t shut up about it.
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IV Foot Patrol Arrests Tree for Sitting on Curb

Protests have begun outside Isla Vista Foot Patrol building after many students have called for the release of Tree, who was arrested outside the building in the early morning of Feb. 2 after falling ...
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Budding 21-Year-Old Entrepreneur to Drop Out and Sell Juul Pods to Underage Friends

A 3.87 GPA and multiple summer internship offers were not enough to stop third-year student Niko Teene from dropping out and pursuing financial success in selling Juul pods to his underage friends. Te...
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Why Going Taught Me to Stay a Little Longer

Kian Karamdashti reflects on his feelings about home while studying across the pond.
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