SB Officials Currently Debating Beach Shutdown

Open beaches would break precedent of party-preventative closures instituted in 2009. As of yesterday, Santa Barbara County administration has not yet reached a decision on whether beach closures that are usually in effect during the start of Spring Quarter will be implemented this weekend, according to Isla Vista Foot Patrol Lt. Ray Vuillemainroy. If officials […]

Nexus To Update Website, Change Distribution Model

With the quarter quickly drawing to a close, today’s issue constitutes the last print edition of the quarter as the Nexus enters its usual Dead Week and finals week hiatus. When we return in three weeks, there will be a few noticeable changes. Most notable among these changes, our Friday edition will now be available […]

UC Board of Regents Debate Financial Strengths, Weaknesses Encompassing Online Education

During yesterday’s UC Board of Regents meeting at UCSF Mission Bay, University officials and legislators met to discuss issues of faculty diver- sity and online education, with most Regents supporting efforts to increase diversity while the Board expressed mix feedback to the launching of UC online classes. As the Educational Policy discus- sion began at […]

A.S. To Look Into Lack of Proper Lighting in I.V.

Due to the abundance of nonfunctioning lights and poorly lit areas on Isla Vista streets, safety concerns have arisen within the campus community and Associated Students senators are now organizing new efforts to tackle the issue. Off-campus Senators Alex Choate and Kaitlyn Christianson are collaborating with the Office of the External Vice President for Local […]

Stein Discusses This Week’s Regents Meeting

This week, the UC Board of Regents will meet at UCSF Mission Bay to discuss a multitude of issues facing the University — the fate of UC online education courses, the potential for future tuition hikes or freezes and general managerial concerns of finance and compensation amongst other issues. While past meetings have seen slews […]

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 […]


Haitian Cholera Epidemic Inspires Heated Documentary

Last night Direct Relief International and the UC Haiti Initiative packed Campbell Hall for a free screening of the documentary Baseball in the Time of Cholera, which takes a critical look at the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti. The event began with a panel discussion featuring the film’s director Bryn Mooser and Direct Relief International […]

Calif. To Utilize New Online Voter Registration

In an innovative shift in the election process, California citizens may now register to vote online through a new system launched by the California Secretary of State and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Citizens can register to vote in the Nov. 6 election by visiting before the Oct. 22 deadline. Historically, UCSB has boasted […]

UCSB Alum Aids Development Of Electric-Powered Longboard

UCSB alumnus Sho Takahashi is one of the founders of a new company called Boosted Boards, which is aiming to raise $500,000 through a Kickstarter campaign in order to manufacture lightweight electric-powered longboards. The group designed the board by adding small motors to the underside of a Loaded longboard next to each truck and outfitted […]

Downtown I.V. Welcomes its Newest Additions

A slew of new businesses have recently opened their doors this Fall in downtown Isla Vista, including Crushcakes & Café, Pizza My Heart, Chase Bank, Habit Burger Grill and Angry Wings. Located within the 8,000 square feet of designated retail space on the ground floor of the Loop, Crushcakes & Café offers gourmet cupcakes and […]


United Nations Special Rapporteur and UCSB Global Studies Professor Richard Falk Weighs in on Gun Control, Shootings

In the wake of the Colorado movie theater tragedy, the Wisconsin Sikh temple hate crime and other incidents, violent mass shootings became an alarmingly frequent occurrence this past summer, prompting national controversy over gun control laws, the prevalence of violence in entertainment and media sensationalism. UCSB global studies research professor and United Nations Special Rapporteur […]

Late Night Stabbing Results in Multiple Injuries

UCPD officers and Santa Barbara County Sherriff’s Department deputies responded to a reported stabbing incident last Saturday at 2:17 a.m. at a residence on the 6700 block of Trigo Road. The altercation began inside the building and escalated into the driveway, where four individuals suffered injuries including stab wounds to one subject’s neck, another subject’s […]

Marijuana Legalization Simulation Stirs the Pot During Weed Debate

Last week, the Santa Barbara Foundation and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History assembled a panel of four experts to hold a town hall-style discussion on possible outcomes of hypothetically legalizing marijuana. For the purposes of the event, speakers and audience members were asked to pretend that the year was 2016 and marijuana was […]

Student Demonstrations Target UC Regents’ Potential Fee Hike

Yesterday’s UC Board of Regents meeting in Sacramento was interrupted by student protesters as the board prepared to discuss a potential tuition increase. Students dressed in mock prison jumpsuits circled the room and sang about the woes of “working on the chain gang,” analogizing students’ “imprisonment” by debt and compelling the board to retreat into […]

UCSB’s Most Useful Majors

In continuation of yesterday’s installment of UCSB’s Most and Least Useful Majors, as compiled by Newsweek using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, today the Nexus provides the Six Most Useful Majors offered on campus. The list’s inclusion of all that is mathematical and hard science-based — aside from the one outlier of foreign languages […]