Police Blotter

Last week, Santa Barbra police officials made three different arrests for large-scale drug charges, with one arrest involving a Santa Barbara City College student found to be in possession of one pound of MDMA — a drug chemically consistent with ecstasy that is also known as “Molly”. 19-year-old Isla Vista resident Joshua Steinhorn was arrested […]

Students Call For Attention, Promote Justice In Palestine

Yesterday, Students for Justice in Palestine erected a wall outside Girvetz Hall in order to draw attention to the condition of the Palestinian people, along with presenting a petition asking the school to boycott businesses that are involved in human rights violations within the region. SJP is an on-campus group that aims to promote justice […]

UCSB Professor Examines Importance of Ethics in Secular, Spiritual Societies

Religious studies professor Ann Taves’s new book What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age investigates the use of spiritual labels to define ethical values in today’s society. Taves’s work combines research from a wide range of disciplines, such as psychology and anthropology, to explore the extent to which religious labels add […]

Track and Field: Santa Barbara Aims for Big West Championships

The men’s and women’s track teams will head south this weekend to vie for a spot atop the Big West at the Big West Championships at Northridge, Calif.

Men’s Basketball

Carrying a four-game losing streak and the worst offense in the conference, the UCSB men’s basketball team looks to get the monkey off its back when it hosts UC Davis in the final game of its three-game homestand tonight at the Thunderdome.

Flaw Postpones Housing Process

Students looking for university-owned housing will have to wait a few days more, as a technical difficulty caused the Housing & Residential Services’ (HRS) website to crash yesterday morning.

UCSB Hosts Two Weekend Matches

The UCSB men’s volleyball (2-5 overall, 1-3 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) team hosts a pair of MPSF opponents this weekend, starting Friday night against Pacific (2-5 overall, 1-3 MPSF).

Volleyball Secures at Least First Place

The UCSB women’s volleyball team (17-8 overall, 12-2 in the Big West) hit the road over the weekend, defeating both Northridge and Pacific, clinching at least a share of their fourth straight Big West Title.

SB Student Dies in Motorcycle Crash Friday on Hwy 101

A 21-year-old UCSB student was killed in a fatal traffic collision Friday afternoon, marking the second time in two weeks that a motorcycle accident has claimed the life of a local student. Manuel Stahl, a senior philosophy major, died at approximately 4:10 p.m. Friday when the motorcycle he was driving drifted into the left-hand lane and crashed into the rear of a black Honda Civic, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

UCSB Student Dies in Motorcycle Accident off Hwy 33 in Ventura

A 19-year-old UCSB student was killed Saturday night when he lost control of his motorcycle while driving southbound on Highway 33 in Ventura County. Sophomore George Kalev was traveling at high speeds when he hit a curve in the road and lost control of his vehicle at approximately 5:10 p.m.

Union and UC Prepare for Strike

A technical workers’ union informed University of California officials Tuesday that it plans to strike next week, according to a University press release. The strike, currently scheduled for May 26, would be part of the ongoing bargaining process for a new labor contract between the University Professional and Technical Employees Union (UPTE) and the UC.

Police Start Annual Seatbelt Crackdown Effort

For the next three weeks, local police will urge drivers to

Community Tries Out Fire Evacuation Plan

In a practice drill, over 200 Mission Canyon residents evacuated their homes on Saturday morning, urged on by public advisory warnings broadcast from police car speakers and Search and Rescue teams traveling door to door.

A.S. Candidates, Fees Face Voters This Week

Today marks the beginning of the four-day process of Associated Students elections, in which students will decide which organizations will receive funding and which candidates will control UCSB’s student government.

SB County Confirms Claire’s Park Purchase

Ending more than 11 years of negotiations, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday that the county will buy the undeveloped section of blufftop on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive.