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Napolitano Takes the Reins
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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 […]

Campus Fasting Event Highlights Diverse Social Justice Movements
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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 […]

Rabbi Delivers Discourse on Religion, Spirituality
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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 […]

Substance Abuse: Perceptions and Reality
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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 […]

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