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Letter From the Editor: Merk’s Paradise

New Editor-in-Chief Jorge Mercado introduces himself and examines the past three years in college, and the nexus, that has led him to this point.
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Warm & Wild Nights at Woodstock’s Trivia

College kids everywhere take to trivia events about as well as they do to pizza and beer, but there’s something distinctly Isla Vistan about the tradition at Woodstock’s, which opened its I.V. loc...
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Bong, Bong, Bong: The Hands Behind the Carillon Bells

As a member of Adjunct Professor Margo Halsted’s carillon bells class, Sophia Tao has spent the last two years making the trek up the tower at least once a week to play the bells.
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Letter From the Editor: For Fox Sake, 4 Years Sure Flew By

I’m a little confused by it all, to be honest; how do four years go by so quickly?
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Daily Nexus: Best of 2018 Survey

The Nexus presents its annual "Best Of" voting for 2018. Choose your favorite food, music and places at UCSB and in Isla Vista.
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UCSB Spanish and Portuguese Department Hosts Indigenous Writers Conference

For the first time at UC Santa Barbara, indigenous writers, poets and scholars gathered for “A Verbal Kaleidoscope,” a conference aiming to challenge how indigenous literature and practices are st...
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Flag Expert Tucked Away in UCSB Library

With a collection of 3,000 flags, leading North American flag expert Annie Platoff keeps her award-winning wisdom tucked away in the UC Santa Barbara Library.
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IVYP’s LuAnn Miller Set to Retire After 33 Years of Nonprofit Work

Toddlers run after her asking to be held, staff members light up when she walks into a room and she ends each interaction with a hug — it’s clear LuAnn Miller is a beloved Isla Vistan.
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Tattoo Parlor’s Precious Dogs Leave Their Prints on Isla Vista Community

Precious Slut Tattoo, a local piercing and tattoo parlor, has long grabbed the community’s attention with its risqué name. Now, students have five more reasons to flock to the shop.
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Gambian UCSB Student Granted Political Asylum in the United States

Once living out of his car and contemplating suicide, student Alagie Jammeh now has a bright future in the U.S.
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Students Combine Cultures in Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving has been a tradition in the Americas since 1621 when Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a meal to celebrate the autumn harvest. Today, Thanksgiving traditions vary family to ...
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The Principles Against Intolerance: Attempts to Redefine Anti-Semitism and the Potential Threat to Free Speech

In order to protect Jewish students, the UC community has been pushing for a system-wide definition of anti-Semitism The Free Speech Movement began on the steps of UC Berkeley’s Sproul Hall in 1964 ...
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Five Resident Assistants Give First Years Advice

Balancing college courses and new extracurricular activities is hard enough as it is, but living with one, maybe even two roommates for the first time can add a whole new layer of stress. To help our...
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International Student Alagie Jammeh Risks Life To Speak Out Against Homophobia

“No one should be denied their fundamental basic human rights because of their sexuality,” Alagie Jammeh posted on Facebook in September 2014. By November of that same year, Jammeh found his world...
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Activist Malala Yousafzai Makes an Impact on Santa Barbara Audience

UCSB Arts & Lectures hosted 2014 Nobel Peace laureate, women’s education activist and international bestselling author Malala Yousafzai at a sold-out event on June 27 at the Arlington Theatre, with ...
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