A.S. President Ali Guthy, right, is supporting a senate bill that seeks to redefine the responsibilities of the Office of the Student Advocate General. Daily Nexus File Photo

Senators Amend Student Lobby, Swear in Execs

Last night, students identifying as members of Coalition for Survivors silently protested the last Associated Students Senate meeting for the 2013-2014 academic school year, during which senators passed a controversial resolution to amend the legal code for Student Lobby and turned over their positions to the new senators for the 2014-2015 school year.

Why I Check My Privilege, and Why You Need to Check Yours: A Response to Tal Fortgang

Tiana Miller-Leonard voices her opinion regarding Tal Fortgang and the concept of White Privilege.

Funding for the Associated Students' latest Isla Vista acquisition was the center of debate at last night's meeting.

Organizations Lose Funds to Pardall Center in New Budget

Despite opposition from campus groups, the Associated Students Senate decided to pass the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as proposed by A.S. President Jonathan Abboud, which increased a “recharge” fee on lock-in fees that are given to specific organizations to give this money to the A.S. Pardall Center.

SB Hosts Earth Day Festivities

Downtown Santa Barbara hosted the annual Earth Day festival this past weekend, featuring a number of environmental groups, organic food and drink, a green car show and local music talent.

The festival was filled with local organic food, musical talents, a green car show and environmental groups. The annual event  started after an oil spill in 1969 off Santa Barbara’s coast.

A.S. Presidential Candidates Debate in Final Forum

Last night at the Hub, Associated Students Internal Vice President candidate Angela Lau and Presidential candidates Navkiran “Navi” Kaur and Ali Guthy discussed their qualifications, plans and values in the last night of forums during this week of A.S. election campaigning.

A.S. Candidates Debate Goals, Plans

Last night, prospective candidates for Associated Students External Vice President of Local Affairs, External Vice President of Statewide Affairs, and Student Advocate General gathered in the Hub to debate their plans and ideas in this year’s A.S. electoral race.

UCSB students Bailey Loverin and Amir Khazaieli engage in debate yesterday at the Hub. The SAG candidates discussed topics such as student outreach plans.

A.S. Senators Discuss Deltopia, Misallocated Funding

At Wednesday night’s Associated Students Senate meeting, senators and executive officers first discussed continuing efforts to deal with the ramifications of Deltopia and then voted to correct a mistake made in a previous meeting when they approved funding for Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) that broke financial code.

A.S. Senate Debates Isla Vista Housing, A.S. Restructuring, Sexual Assault

Senators at Wednesday night’s Associated Students Senate meeting engaged in discussion with the architect of a potential new housing development in Isla Vista, spoke with a representative from the UC Police Department regarding sexual assault, passed a revised bill limiting A.S. food expenditures and debated the proposed restructuring of A.S.

A.S. Senate Passes Proposal to Label Trauma-Provoking Academic Content

At Wednesday night’s Associated Students Senate meeting, senators passed a resolution to begin the process of instituting mandatory “trigger warnings” on class syllabi at UCSB and Chancellor Henry T. Yang made a surprise appearance.

Feminist Political Activist Gloria Steinem Gives Talk in SB

Renowned feminist leader Gloria Steinem gave a lecture discussing the accomplishments of modern-day feminism and the road that lies ahead in the ongoing fight for gender equality at Arlington Theater last night.

Although the new logo (above) passed through Senate without opposition, it was vetoed by President Abboud.

New A.S. Logo is a No-Go: A.S. President Rejects Design

Associated Students President Jonathan Abboud vetoed an official A.S. logo passed by the A.S. Senate last week, claiming that the process of establishing the logo was not “inclusive” enough of the student body.

A.S. Debates Possible Internal Restructuring

Leaders of various campus groups under Associated Students convened with A.S. executive officers at a forum called “BC4” on Friday to discuss upcoming projects within Associated Students, particularly a controversial proposal to radically restructure A.S. work flow processes and governance.

A.S. Senators and students meet in Public Forum to discuss a recent bill.

Recent Food Bill Dominates A.S. Senate Public Forum

During Wednesday night’s Associated Students Senate meeting, students came to public forum to voice opposition against a bill that would restrict food budgets, while senators unanimously passed an update to the A.S. elections code and adopted a new official logo.

Master Plan Changes To Be Discussed at Regents Meeting

University officials for the UC system, California State University system and California Community Colleges will discuss the California Master Plan of Higher Education — which first outlined the roles of these college systems back in 1960 — at the upcoming UC Regents meeting on Jan. 22, following the passage of an Associated Students Senate resolution in November that advocated changes to the plan.

Mary Lambert Moves Audience Through Tears, Laughter in the Hub

Last night, singer-songwriter Mary Lambert performed at the Hub in a free concert for students, sponsored by Associated Students, UCSB Women, Gender and Sexual Equity, Queer Commission and the Hub.