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 […]

Q&A With Armen: A.S. President Talks About Rally on State Budgets, Prop. 30, Financial Aid

Yesterday roughly 5,000 students from the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems joined forces to protest at the State Capitol in Sacramento, addressing ongoing budgetary concerns and other issues in public higher education. Organizations including UC Student Association, Cal State Student Association and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges […]

Protest courtesy of Jonathan D. Rodgers-2

Press Council OKs New Daily Nexus EIC; Coworkers Praise Muckraking, Refill Abilities

Last week, Daily Nexus News Editor Patrick Kulp was approved by the UCSB Press Council to be editor in chief for the duration of the 2012-13 school year. Kulp, a third-year political science and economics double major, ran unopposed for the new position. His selection serves to replace former Editor in Chief Katherine Friedman, who […]

Students, Union Employees Protest UC Spending Practices

Local union members will stand alongside students today to protest UC spending practices, showing acts of protest such as picketing and the delivery of cat food to UCSB administrators at Cheadle Hall. Demonstrators will begin protesting outside Cheadle Hall at 8 a.m. and will migrate to the Arbor at about noon, displaying their strong objection […]


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 […]

Gaucho Rides Offers Carpooling Opportunities for Students, Provides Alternative to Public Transportation

A recently launched online service called Gaucho Rides allows UCSB students to coordinate carpooling details for commuting to and from campus during weekends and holiday seasons. Gaucho Rides, which is available at, allows users to indicate whether they are a “driver” or “passenger” and has boxes where students to fill in their starting county, […]

UC Suspends Further Use of New Logo After Public Opposition

The UC Office of the President recently decided to do away with a new UC logo and color scheme that was quietly implemented last summer due to a strong negative reaction from the public communicated through numerous social media campaigns and statements from various officials. The short-lived new logo — a yellow “C” swish over […]

Sprout Up Group Launches Campaign to Win Chase American Giving Awards

Sprout Up, the organization previously known as Environmental Education for the Next Generation, launched a campaign this past Sunday to promote the campus group in the second-annual Chase American Giving Awards. Founded by UCSB fifth-year environmental studies major Ryland King, Sprout Up is a nonprofit organization that encourages college students to lead environmental-based education programs […]

Campus Groups To Rally Voters, Discourage Apathy

  Voter Registration Volunteer Coalition and UCSB CalPIRG are hosting a local youth voting campaign today from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Santa Rosa Residence Hall lawn in order to prevent student apathy toward voting and encourage students to cast their ballots. The “Get Out the Vote” campaign — which is themed “Sexy […]

Recent Study Considers Underlying Factors for Harming, Helping Others

Researchers at the UCSB Center for Evolutionary Psychology presented new findings regarding the psychological motivators behind human cooperation and justice in an article published last Wednesday in the open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal PLoS ONE. The study focuses on humans’ willingness to cooperate with new people, their interest in the reputations of others based on how […]

National Honors Awarded to Two UCSB Chemistry Professors By ACS

UCSB chemistry professors Peter Ford and Craig Hawker have both received national honors from the American Chemical Society and will be presented with their respective awards at the ACS awards ceremony in New Orleans on April 9, 2013. Ford earned the ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, sponsored by Strem […]

Bill To Raise Funds For Colleges Through Property Leases and Sales

State Assemblymember Das Williams, who represents California’s 35th District, has proposed a new bill that could provide additional funding for public higher education through revenue generated by state-owned properties. AB 2442. which advanced from the Assembly floor to the State Senate last week, would create a California Hope Public Trust Fund to funnel revenue generated […]


SBCSAR Team Receives Award for Invaluable Lifesaving Service

The Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue team was awarded the Montecito Rotary Club’s Vocational Service and Public Safety Award on May 15 in recognition of their success in serving the Santa Barbara community. SBCSAR is a nonprofit, all-volunteer branch of Santa Barbara’s Sheriff’s Dept. and all volunteers are certified and trained in emergency search […]

Free Fundraising Event Supports Environmentally-Friendly Cause

The Surfrider Foundation’s Isla Vista chapter hosted several local musicians, as well as Pacific Dub and Daniel “Bambaata” Marley, grandson of Bob Marley, at their 13th annual Concert for the Coast on Saturday afternoon at Anisq’ Oyo’ Park. The free event raises money for the organization’s efforts to protect coastline habitats and water quality through […]


Survivor Recounts Path to Well-Being After ‘Failed’ Jump

International mental health and suicide prevention advocate Kevin Hines, who survived a 250-foot plunge from the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000, will speak about his personal journey to attain wellness tonight at 6:15 p.m. in I.V. Theater. Hines began struggling with bipolar disorder, paranoia, mania, depression and hallucinations at age 17 and is one of […]