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SpaceX Launch Commences Groundbreaking Satellite Program After Eight Years In Development

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc Saturday morning, carrying ten Iridium NEXT satellites into low-Earth orbit.
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Women’s Basketball Takes a Knee for Social Justice

More than half of the players on the UCSB women’s basketball team have taken to kneeling during the national anthem procession beginning at the team’s exhibition game versus Cal State Los Angeles ...
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Trump Claims Swing States for an Executive Seat

A wave of red swept the electoral map Tuesday night as Donald J. Trump won in a stunning upset the 2016 Presidential election with a victory in 30 states.
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Letter from the Editor: A Look Ahead for the Class of 2020

Class of 2020, welcome to paradise. Now that you stand at the gateway, allow me to give you a look inside what the future holds in store for you.
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A Pokémon Takeover in Isla Vista

Students have been biking, skating and running furiously through the streets of Isla Vista, channeling their 1990s nostalgia as they join the Pokémon GO craze sweeping the nation.
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Gambian UCSB Student Granted Political Asylum in the United States

Once living out of his car and contemplating suicide, student Alagie Jammeh now has a bright future in the U.S.
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Summer Star Wars Course Summons New Padawans

The Film and Media Studies Dept. will offer a course this summer to explore a franchise that gave rise to a stronger fandom than ever seen before — Star Wars.
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Campus United Emerges Dominant in Associated Students Election

For the first time in over five years, UCSB students saw three new political parties emerge to compete for positions in the Associated Students election.
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Activists Say Gun Violence is a ‘Profit-Driven Crisis’

Legislators and activists spoke Thursday night at the Marjorie Luke Theatre in Santa Barbara on gun violence in America and what can be done to address the "profit-driven crisis."
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SB Residents Challenge Students to Consider the Individuals Behind the Refugee Crisis

For Santa Barbara residents Robert and Robin Jones, the village of Molyvos on the Greek island of Lesvos is home for nine months out of the year. From April to November 2015, they witnessed firsthand ...
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Dean Oliver Appointed First African American President of Claremont Undergrad College

Melvin Oliver, dean of the College of Letters and Science, will become the sixth president of Pitzer College this summer and the first African American to ever be appointed president of one of the fiv...
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County Allocates Funds for Additional Homeless Shelters

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors allocated $128,000 in contingency funds last week for additional shelter services for the approximately 1,400 homeless individuals seeking refuge from El ...
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More Than 1,000 March for Free Tuition, Living Wage

Nearly 1,500 students marched through UC Santa Barbara’s campus on Thursday, joining more than 100 campuses nationwide in the Million Student March, a movement demanding free tuition, the eliminatio...
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UC Merced Update: Sheriff Confirms Perpetrator’s Motives

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday that Faisal Mohammad stabbed four victims on UC Merced’s campus Wednesday morning after being kicked out of a study group. Mohammad, an 18-yea...
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Nexus Update: I.V. Writes to Keep Plastino

Isla Vista stakeholders drafted a letter to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown requesting Plastino’s term as the IVFP lieutenant be extended. Long-term residents, students and university and co...
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