An Awkward Wednesday Hump: Thursday Edition

Our first Hump of the year! Jordan Metz shares her experience with an unfortunately uncommunicative BDSM fan

Sex and Meningitis

Dr. Ali Javanbakht of UCSB’s Medical Health Services gives some background on Meningitis B at UCSB.

Student Health Building

Prepping for Primary Care

Medical director of Student Health Ali Javanbakht demystifies the simple process of getting a primary care provider on campus

Your Freshman Year Syllabus

Welcome to UCSB! I would like to go over a few things you will hopefully accomplish your first year in college. Think of this as a syllabus of sorts. These are challenges that are all more or less essential to you doing well here, especially during that fateful first year. Not everyone is going to […]

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Another Post-Mortem

We registered the grief of mass killing — this time of nine black church members in South Carolina — with horror, empathy and recognition. Our recognition includes the trauma, not only of our Isla Vista community in May of 2014, but also of the six killed inside a Wisconsin Sikh temple in 2012, that same […]

Love Conquers All

We asked what you love most about Isla Vista, and we love every one of your responses


A Call for Divestment

Students for Justice in Palestine call for members of Associated Students to address the Palestinian Civil Society’s global call for a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The ABC’s of BAC

You can’t control a lot of things in your life, but you can control how your night goes if you choose to drink by becoming more aware of your BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration). At the UCSB Alcohol and Drug Program, counselors educate students by integrating evidenced-based alcohol education and teaching risk reduction skills that are […]


Our Broken Winter Break

Back to school already

The Tuition Problem

The Daily Nexus staff responds to the Regents’ planned tuition increase.

Music and Midterms

I listen to a lot of music these days and I mean a lot. And, as any of my friends will tell you, I’m more than happy to give out recommendations on who to listen to — a new artist, a freshly released track, an upcoming band or somewhere in between. And naturally, to be […]

Being Christian at UCSB

Joshua Kim explores the concept of Christianity as it mixes with university life at UCSB.

Changes at The Daily Nexus

A message from the Editors about the expansion of The Daily Nexus to primarily online content with a print edition on Thursdays.

Respectful Disagreement: A Forgotten Art that You Need to Remember

As Opinion Editors, we encourage some bold discussion and mature, respectful disagreement. If your ideas command respect, consider whether a shouting-match or name-calling is really the best way to represent your position (Hint: It’s really not).


The Incomer’s Guide to UCSB

From dorm life to politics and partying, the Opinion co-editors lay out their best tips on how to navigate your first year at UCSB.