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Although a clear majority of Isla Vista voters are registered Democrats, 223 residents were Republican voters, 98 of whom voted for Democratic or third-party candidates. Courtesy of Troye Owens
Although a clear majority of Isla Vista voters are registered Democrats, 223 residents were Republican voters, 98 of whom voted for Democratic or third-party candidates. Courtesy of Troye Owens

UCSB Sees Large Voter Turnout Despite Finals

Voter turnout from UC Santa Barbara and Isla Vista reached new heights this election year, with over 5,000 local residents casting votes in the June 7 California Primary.
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Each of the 27 UC fellows selected will receive a stipend of $2,500 to cover fees related to their internships; this will especially help students whose internships do not cover the costs of living in places like Washington, D.C. Courtesy of University of California

UCSB Students Receive Fellowships for Service Program

Three undergraduate students from UC Santa Barbara have received fellowships to participate in a new Presidential Public Service Fellowship Program beginning in the fall.
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Each of the 27 UC fellows selected will receive a stipend of $2,500 to cover fees related to their internships; this will especially help students whose internships do not cover the costs of living in places like Washington, D.C. Courtesy of University of California
Shown above is the Help the Boat People game in action, wherein players can drag, drop or flick the “boat people” to safety as they try to escape sinking boats. The game hopes to make players reflect on refugees and asylum seekers. Courtesy of the App Store
Shown above is the Help the Boat People game in action, wherein players can drag, drop or flick the “boat people” to safety as they try to escape sinking boats. The game hopes to make players reflect on refugees and asylum seekers. Courtesy of the App Store

Refugees Sink or Swim in Controversial Game

Nic Cann, a UCSB alumnus from Melbourne, has created a smartphone game to help alleviate an ongoing international refugee crisis.
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UCSB Police Assist UCLA after Shooting, Boost Presence at Home

Less than 24 hours after the shooting at UCLA, six members of the UCSB Police Department arrived in Los Angeles to aid local officers.
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Inter-Fraternity Council president and UCSB second-year student Brendan Gonzalez listens to questions asked by AS off-campus senator Akshaya Natarajan during public comment during the AS Senate meeting at the Corwin Pavilion on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Lorenzo Basilio / Daily Nexus
Inter-Fraternity Council president and UCSB second-year student Brendan Gonzalez listens to questions asked by AS off-campus senator Akshaya Natarajan during public comment during the AS Senate meeting at the Corwin Pavilion on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Lorenzo Basilio / Daily Nexus

Interfraternity Council Did Not Bribe Voters, Committee Says

After investigating bribery allegations against the Interfraternity Council (IFC), a UC Santa Barbara committee says it has found no evidence of wrongdoing.
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UCSB Class of 2016 Looks to Life After Graduation

As UC Santa Barbara’s graduating class prepares to walk the line next week, nearly 5,000 students are looking to the future for life after college.
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After being assaulted by a UCSB student, the Rev. Jon-Stephen Hedges notes that it is up to him and the chaplains to be a “calm presence” during tumultuous times. Courtesy of Morris Franklin
After being assaulted by a UCSB student, the Rev. Jon-Stephen Hedges notes that it is up to him and the chaplains to be a “calm presence” during tumultuous times. Courtesy of Morris Franklin

Sorority and Isla Vista Pastor Honored by Red Cross

Alpha Delta Pi earned the Lifesaving Blood Hero award for its biannual blood drives, and the Rev. Jon-Stephen Hedges won the Disaster Services Hero Award.
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Soham Tikekar, one of the founders of UCSB Dhadkan, hopes the group will attain nonprofit status, allowing members to participate in hands-on humanitarian work. Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

OSL Names Dhadkan UCSB Group of the Year

The Office of Student Life selected Dhadkan, a campus organization dedicated to bringing South Asian philanthropic events to campus, as the Group of the Year.
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Soham Tikekar, one of the founders of UCSB Dhadkan, hopes the group will attain nonprofit status, allowing members to participate in hands-on humanitarian work. Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus
Sanders condemns cost of higher education. Stephen Manga/Daily Nexus
Sanders condemns cost of higher education. Stephen Manga/Daily Nexus

6,000 ‘Feel the Bern’ in Santa Barbara

Bernie Sanders stood before 6,000 people at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) on Saturday, calling for tuition reform, wage equality and grassroots support in the upcoming election.
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Campus Declared Safe After Threat Directed at ‘Feminism Is Cancer’ Event

The dean of student life said the campus is safe after a threat was posted on the Feminism Is Cancer event page online.
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UCSB student Alagie Jammeh gains political asylum in the United States. Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus
UCSB student Alagie Jammeh gains political asylum in the United States. Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

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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UCSB To Begin Using Students’ Preferred Names

UC Santa Barbara will begin using preferred names in all campus services on June 16, affecting access cards, class rosters and faculty interactions with students.
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National News, International Spotlight

This week in news: Transgender rights, U.S. drone strike on Pakistan and more.
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Bill to Ensure AP Credit at Community Colleges Passes Assembly

The State Assembly passed a bill to ensure that community colleges in California award class credit to students who pass Advanced Placement exams with a minimum score of three.
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The Writing Program will begin accepting applications to the minor next fall, which will include submission of a writing portfolio. Sierra Deak / Daily Nexus
The Writing Program will begin accepting applications to the minor next fall, which will include submission of a writing portfolio. Sierra Deak / Daily Nexus

UCSB Writing Program Creates Science Minor

Starting next fall, UC Santa Barbara will offer a writing minor for science communication, teaching students to share scientific information with a diverse audience.
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