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The Last Dance: Remembering the 1990 UCSB Basketball Team

With the recent success of the UCSB Men's Basketball team getting NCAA tournament hopes up around campus, staff writer Ryan Hykes looks back to the last and only time the Gauchos got a tournament win.
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Five Bold Predictions for the 2018 World Cup

Staff Writer Ryan Hykes brings in a fresh perspective to the 2018 World Cup being held in Russia this summer.
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Pasternack Adds Combo of Freshmen & Grad Transfers

The UCSB men's basketball team has added three freshmen and two graduate transfers. The new-look Gauchos will be without four of their five starters from last season, so the newcomers will have plenty...
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Worst to Best: Artsweek Ranks Wes Anderson Films

With his ninth film, “Isle of Dogs,” hitting theaters this weekend, the esoteric auteur’s filmography could end up becoming one of the most celebrated in American cinema.
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Upset Alert? Breaking Down Possible Upsets in 2018 NBA Playoffs

Nexus staff writer Ryan Hykes breaks down the possible upsets that could take place during these NBA playoffs as the first round begins.
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Artsweek’s 2018 Oscars Predictions

Artsweek makes predictions for the 90th Academy Awards.
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Five Summer Albums You May Have Missed

Tyler, The Creator, the controversial co-founder of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, has lately been known more for his no-fucks-given attitude and his trendy style than anything else.
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The Friday Review: Humanz by Gorillaz

Fans expect a Gorillaz album to play into the idea of the virtual band, and this album did not have that level of immersion that previous projects did.
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The Regrettes Bring Beach Punk to Velvet Jones

You might think from my description of the show that The Regrettes is a band of veteran rockers, but you would be wrong. None of them are even seniors in high school.
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Kamasi Washington is a Jazz Legend in the Making

Deep bonds formed through trust, friendship and family make better jazz than anything that the most talented strangers could create.
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The Friday Review: Process by Sampha

Sampha has been featured in tracks by Kanye, Beyoncé, Frank Ocean and Drake, yet hadn’t released a full debut album of his own until this week’s Process.
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The Friday Review: I See You by the xx

For fans of the xx’s previous work, this album keeps their atmospheric instrumentation and their oft-touched themes of love and loneliness.
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Ten Songs for the Turkey Drop

If you were a victim of the Turkey Drop, the excitement of seeing your significant other back home after months away at college turned to crying by a leftover turkey sandwich when they said it wasn’...
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New Noise Serves up a Dose of SB Culture, Tunes

This wasn’t a massive festival where you are separated from those performing by an endless sea of people. Anyone could go up and talk to them because they were just people enjoying the community lik...
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SB’s Own 7th Annual New Noise Fest This Weekend

Santa Barbara’s very own New Noise Festival promises to deliver an exciting slate of bands for all music fans with its seventh annual iteration.
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