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Points of Pride for Gauchos in Lab Coats

A number 2-ranked university in research citations worldwide with many top-ranked science programs, UCSB has a reputation as a top-notch scientific institution.
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Campus Comment: Advice for Freshmen

Campus Comment offers a random sampling of student opinion. This issue's question: What are some tips for incoming students?
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Get Situated: An Interactive Map of UCSB and Isla Vista

A map of UCSB and Isla Vista that includes building names, Nexus "Best of UCSB" picks, points of interest and helpful tips.
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A Photo Primer to UCSB

Photos and some brief history and information on UCSB and IV.
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An Athlete of All Arenas

Looking back over Ruth Milne’s career, it’s hard to imagine that at one point she was only a few dollars away from never touching a water polo ball.   The junior goalkeeper broke UCSB’s all...
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Educational Program Draws Mixed Reactions

Ahmed Mousa grew up hearing about Palestine every day. The soft-spoken second-year religious studies major is a half-Palestinian Muslim who, until recently, had never set foot in his father’s home c...
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Students Seek Peaceful Solutions

Oren Ofer and Timna Medovoy both carry dual citizenship to the United States and Israel. Rojon Atapour is a first-generation Iranian American; Ahmed Mousa is a half-Palestinian Muslim. All five are al...
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Campus Group Puts a Spin on Studying Abroad

“Our goal is to go on the trip and learn and meet people with different perspectives and open our own eyes,” graduate advisor for the Olive Tree Initiative, Mike Schwartz, said. “But we also can...
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“So, tell me what you know about oral sex”

In 2006, Oprah Winfrey sent suburban mothers across the nation into frenzy with her exposé on the oral sex epidemic unique to America’s youth. Oprah — in her infinite wisdom and grace — broache...
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What Do You Want in Bed?: She said

1. We want you to pay attention to other parts of our bodies — not just the exciting parts. We like when you explore the skin on our bodies. There are plenty of spots that get us riled up that you t...
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What Do You Want in Bed?: He said

1. We want women who are on birth control. Seriously, your mastery of foreplay or the kama sutra won’t make up for the awkward tension of a broken condom. I’m not suggesting you use it as an excus...
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The Top 10 Misconceptions About Sex

What we think and what’s true, based on information from UCSB professor John Baldwin, sexuality specialist, and http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo, the website created by Baldwin and his wife as a comp...
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Trick or Treat? Halloween Year Round

“Mean Girls” said it best: “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” And almost every girl takes full advantage o...
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Is it UCSB or UCSTD?

As a Gaucho, you’re probably aware of UCSB’s notorious reputation, namely that of a high STI rate among the general student population. Alongside “U Can Study Buzzed,” we’re boasting the nic...
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Well this is awkward…

Among a few other, more profound lessons, my time in college has taught me an inevitable fact about hookups: The phrase “It couldn’t get more awkward than this” is always false, and continues to...
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