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Leading the Charge: Women of the UCSB Surf Team Turn the Tides Against Sexism

Even though I.V. may seem to be a haven to those who share a love of the ocean, struggles for female surfers lurk just below the surface.
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U.S. Soccer’s Megan Rapinoe: The Hero Our Democracy Deserves

Opinion editor and newly converted footy fan Harper Lambert on how the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup lent her a new perspective on patriotism.
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Athlete Q & A: Justin Holcomb and Arianna Tong

Recently, we were able to talk to the president of UCSB’s Santa Barbara Powerlifting (SBPL) Club, Justin Holcomb, and club member Arianna Tong.
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How Community is Built at a Mid-Major School

Sports editor Omar Hernandez breaks down how students here at UCSB have created community through sports in the past, in the present, and how they will hopefully in the future.
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The Greatest Shooter in the Game: An Ode to Steph Curry

Sports editor Omar Hernandez breaks down why Steph Curry belongs on the Mount Rushmore of NBA players.
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Top Storylines To Follow Heading Into the 2019 NFL Draft

Staff writer Richard Benites breaks down all of the juicy storylines in this year's upcoming NFL Draft.
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Hard Work Pays Off: Jovanovic’s Record-Breaking Season and Water Polo’s Bright Future

Staff writer Richard Benites profiles Boris Jovanovic, one of the most dominant and unique athletes to play on the UCSB men's water polo squad.
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Proposal For a Smaller, More-Balanced NBA

Staff writer Spencer Ault voices his proposal for a cutback of NBA teams, from 30 to 24.
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Freshman Setter Olivia Lovenburg’s Immediate Impact

Olivia Lovenberg has been dominant in her first year on the UCSB women's volleyball team, even earning a place on the Big West All-Freshman team. Staff writer Jake Ciccone explains how she got to that...
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Reuben Foster Signed, NFL Remains Complicit to Domestic Violence

Staff writer Brandon Victor expresses his disgust at the recent signing of NFL player Reuben Foster by the Washington Redskins.
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Together Again, Conteh, Michael, Enjoy Bond Like No Other

Staff writer Brandon Victor captures the unique relationship shared between UCSB men's soccer teammates Rodney Michael and Sahid Conteh.
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Athlete Spotlight: Redshirt Junior Outside Hitter Lindsey Ruddins

Having just earned her fourth Big West Player of the Week honors this season, women's volleyball star Lindsey Ruddins steps into the Nexus' Athlete Spotlight.
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Interview With the Enemy: Cal Poly Junior Midfielder Diego Alonso

Sports editor Omar Hernandez sat down with one of the stars of the Cal Poly Mustangs soccer team to talk about his perspective on the Blue-Green rivalry.
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Major Off-Season Storylines

Staff Writer Jake Ciccone breaks down some of the biggest stories from this past off-season, and what they mean moving forward.
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New-Look Raptors and Celtics Look to Dominate East

The NBA off-season rarely fails to disappoint. Staff writer Andrew Strauss considers how this year's roster changes will alter the NBA landscape.
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