Roommate Horror Stories

The leases are signed, the dorm placements are finalized and it’s the time of year where everyone still has naive optimism about the people they are living with.

Pros and Cons of Summer Life at Home

Summer is a time for relaxation, catching up with friends from back home and relearning how to live with your parents instead of people your own age.


What Not To Say In An Interview

This year, I was late to the summer job market because I was taking finals while all the local high schoolers were snatching up the sweetest positions.

Presidential Profile

Get excited, people. Presidential Elections are a mere 16 months away.


What Your Backpack Says About You

A large part of the modern student’s daily life revolves around the backpack: schlepping it to class, remembering which lecture hall you left it in, emptying it of garbage once a year, using it to transport substances, illicit or otherwise.

Lakers and Kings: Old Rivals Looking to the Future

Staff writer Elliot Thornton takes a closer look at the top draft pick’s for two of the Pacific Division’s struggling teams


A Connoisseur’s Guide to Malt Liquor

In our debt-induced destitution, even simple drinks like Pabst Blue Ribbon and Bud Light can seem to be wistful luxuries. Lucky for us, malt liquor – cheap and bottled by the 40 – offers a respite that won’t break the bank.

Ball Up: Post NBA Draft Insight

Assistant sports editor Sean White announces his Top 5 picks from the 2015 NBA Draft


Social Media Madness

I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was scrolling down my explore page on Instagram when I stumbled upon a profile that would change my life forever. The profile’s description read, “You can’t get an STD if you don’t get tested,” and it was at that point that I stopped everything I was doing and dedicated the next several hours to finding out who this profile belonged to and what its purpose was.

The Lakers Brand Is Not Dead

Sports editor Michael Jorgenson explains why Laker fans shouldn’t worry so much about the future of their team


Senior Transformations

Four years may seem like a short period of time, but the four years spent in college tend to be the ones that fly by the fastest.

Lyrical Wordplay or Literary Genius?

Hip-hop is kind of like a Transformer: there’s more to it than meets the eye. On the surface, it may seem like it’s all money, dro and asses being thrown in a circle, but the deeper you dig, the more lyrical gold you discover.

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This Year in Photos

The Daily Nexus looks back at this year’s highlights, from Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakamura to the May 23 memorial events that were illuminated by blue LEDs that Nakamura invented. *Correction: A previous version of this article stated professor Shuji Nakamura was a colleague of Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano. They are co-recipients of the Nobel […]

Nexclusive Interview: Marcos Novak

Two weeks after his creation was first opened to the public, Professor Novak sits down with the Nexus to discuss what his vision was, what the lit up tunnel means, and the effect it’s having on UCSB.

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Ducks Push Chicago to Brink, Tampa Bay Overpowers Lundqvist

The postseason is officially winding down as both the Ducks and Lightning are just one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals