‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Pre-Screens at Pollock Theater

The Carsey-Wolf Center hosted an advance screening of romance film “The Fault in Our Stars” followed by a post-screening Q&A with director Josh Boone and executive producer Isaac Klausner at the Pollock Theater yesterday evening.

Wok on the Wild Side

You want wild? Say hello to Wok on the Wild Side, Isla Vista’s only Chinese restaurant that opened just last Wednesday and features Sichuan-style food, a regional Chinese cuisine internationally known for its explosive flavors, pungent aftertastes and sweat-inducing spiciness.

QSU member Joel Munoz leads the presentiation “Behind the Wigs: An Examination of Drag Culture”. According to the Comparative Literature major, the drag movement can be traced back to as early as the 1800s, when cross-dressing was utilized for operas.

Student Leads Presentation on History, Culture of Drag Shows

The Queer Student Union held a presentation entitled “Behind the Wigs: An Examination of Drag Culture” to explore the meaning behind drag performance and its role in popular culture yesterday at the UCen.

Regent Talks Address UC Plans, Issues

Along with protests against newly-elected UC president Janet Napolitano, the UC Board of Regents meeting that took place yesterday at the Conference Center in UC San Francisco Mission Bay featured discussion of various issues currently affecting UC campuses, such as the role of information technology services.

With classes just starting, it can seem like Week of Welcome has just been a barrage of preparatory work and entertaining activities.  You couldn’t be stressed out already …

First Day of School: Already a Stress Fest?

With classes just starting, it can seem like Week of Welcome has just been a barrage of preparatory work and entertaining activities. You couldn’t be stressed out already …

Or can you?

Campus Comment: Advice for Freshmen

Campus Comment offers a random sampling of student opinion. This issue’s question: What are some tips for incoming students?


Napolitano Takes the Reins

The UC Board of Regents approved former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as the new president of the University of California late last month, amidst controversy over Napolitano’s expansive experience in the political sector. As the 20th president of the UC system, Napolitano is also the first female to receive this position […]

Campus Fasting Event Highlights Diverse Social Justice Movements

Students, faculty and staff are currently taking part in a 24-hour “Justice Fast”, which is focused on promoting justice, solidarity, integrity and dignity, in light of humanitarian issues worldwide and other social justice concerns. The event began yesterday at noon and will continue until noon today. Participants first met up at the Arbor and then […]

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Rabbi Delivers Discourse on Religion, Spirituality

Renowned religious leader Rabbi Rami Shapiro presented “Seekers Without Borders: Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent,” a lecture exploring the idea of perennial wisdom through an existential lens last night at the Multicultural Center Theater. Co-sponsored by the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life and the Department of […]

Substance Abuse: Perceptions and Reality

76 percent of UCSB students have consumed alcohol within the past 30 days, and 20 percent of students have taken a prescription drug not prescribed to them, according to the National College Health Assessment 2011 data. While substance abuse issues face college students nationwide, many health professionals are claiming UCSB students face concerning academic and […]

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Annual Festival to Host Local Bands, Offer Free Food, Produce Zero Waste

Isla Vista’s ninth annual Chilla Vista will feature hip hop-infused indie surf rock trio Radical Something along with local Isla Vista bands Junipero, Ultraviolet, Adventure Dogs and Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus this Saturday in the Greater Anisq’ Oyo’ Park. Hosted by the Associated Students Isla Vista Community Relations Committee, the annual spring festival will also include free […]

Protestors Rally in Support of Failed Palestinian Divestment Resolution

Yesterday at the Arbor, members of UCSB Divest and other pro-divestment supporters from different campus organizations protested the Senate’s decision to strike down a revised divestment resolution during a three-hour meeting Wednesday night. Protestors lined up in a row, creating a wall-like barrier, with signs describing UCSB Associated Students as “silencers of justice.” The spontaneous […]


A.S. President Invites UC Board of Regents to Host Meeting at UCSB

Associated Students President Sophia Armen drafted a letter to the UC Board of Regents on Friday, requesting that the board hold their next meeting at UCSB. In her letter, Armen called on University officials to hold the UC Board of Regents meeting being held on May 13 and 14 at UCSB to allow for greater […]

Board of Supervisors Approves Funding to Improve I.V. Lighting

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to allocate $100,000 in community block grants towards a project improving street lighting in Isla Vista during yesterday’s meeting. The project, which constitutes the first phase of a four-phase plan for lighting improvement, includes the replacement of current street lights with brighter and more energy efficient […]

Campaigning for the A.S. Elections started this Sunday and will continue until April 25. Candidates for
OPP and DP Party have erected message boards along campus stating the office they are running for.

Official Campaigning Kicks Off for Associated Students Elections

The week-long campaigning period for this year’s Associated Students Elections officially began Sunday night after the ballot gained the A.S. Senate’s approval over the weekend, making candidates now free to post their billboards along campus sidewalks and bike paths. The elections ballot is now awaiting approval from the UC Office of the President General Council, […]