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A Farewell to Isla Vista

Four years ago I was surfing every day in San Diego, trying as hard as possible to stay in the water and out of class, and looking forward to graduation.
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A Party-Heavy, Surf-Light Spring

Spring is that magical time of year for Santa Barbarians that of course means plenty of beaching, bronzing and binging. I could add “boarding” to that and make it a four-way alliteration, but that...
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Panel To Seek Renewable SB

UCSB will host a climate change conference today, inviting students, faculty and the general public to discuss the impact individuals can have on global warming.
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Panel To Seek Renewable SB

UCSB will host a climate change conference today, inviting students, faculty and the general public to discuss the impact individuals can have on global warming.
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Redefining Surf

I've always thought that it was interesting that my surf column fell into the "sports" category in the folds and creases of the Daily Nexus. When I think about sports, I think about football, or baseb...
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Hub Hosts DJ Steve Aoki

UCSB alumnus turned DJ Steve Aoki brought his beats back to Isla Vista on Friday for a performance at the Hub.
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EAB Team Returns With Altered Views

UCSB's Environmental Affairs Board returned from the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark with new insights into the international political process.
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Host Parents Don’t Understand, Either

There comes a time in every person's life when the nest leaves you feeling a little claustrophobic.
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Perspective on Surf Paradise

After spending a little over two months in Brazil, I would say I've earned a fair amount of much needed perspective in life. I say "earned" because nothing about leaving your bubble is easy.
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Family Matters, Even Abroad

Studying abroad is a magnificent experience on many levels, but there is one major aspect of my Brazilian existence that I haven't talked about until this very column. That hugely important, partially...
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Beach Disco Bonanza

The crying shame about most American beaches is that they are damn cold when the sun goes down. We all love to frolic in the salty goodness and sandy stretches that beaches provide, sometimes without ...
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The Great Outdoors

Last Saturday will be etched into the history of my life as one of the most fun-filled nights of incidental hilarity that I have ever experienced, and I might owe it all to a bottle of whiskey and a f...
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Swimsuit Edition!

Brazil is known for a few things, including awesome waves, aggressive surfers and fresh acai by the bucket, but there is one aspect of Brazilian culture that has been made far more famous thanks to th...
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Surfer’s Paradise

Welcome back to the pool, kids. I hope you brought your water wings. Here comes another new school year, and another surf column in your crisply folded edition of the Daily Nexus. Oddly enough, as you...
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New Proposal To Cut Funds for Education

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's newly proposed state budget calls for $1.78 billion in decreased funding for higher education and the elimination of all Cal Grants by 2011.
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