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Warriors Vs. Cavs Part IV: Starters, X-Factors

With a dose of deja-vu, the starters and x-factors for both the Cavs and Warriors are examined.
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Warriors Vs. Cavs Part IV: The NBA and LeBron

With Golden State and Cleveland meeting in the Finals for the fourth year in a row, is it good for the league and how far can LeBron go?
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“Man Up”: Sports’ Complex Role in Addressing Mental Health

Sports Co-Editor Omar Hernandez analyzes the unique place that sports holds in the mental health conversation currently igniting the public discourse, and how it fits into larger systems of inequality...
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The Boy’s Club: Being a Woman in a Male-Dominated Sport

Assistant Opinion Editor Hannah Jackson revisits her childhood Karate Classes, and how being part of such a gendered sport impacted the formation of her identity.
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Heidegger Talks Overcoming Adversity On & Off The Court

Editor-In-Chief Jorge Mercado sat down with breakout UCSB basketball star Max Heidegger to talk about the balancing act of being a D1 athlete.
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Black Tide: Ultimately More Than a Club

Staff writer Andrew Strauss talked with the captains of the UCSB men's club ultimate frisbee team and found out why Black Tide feels closer to a family than most clubs.
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Gauchos Cross Blue Line with Winningest Season in UCSB History

After being reinstated for only three years, the UCSB club hockey team has a championship to show for it.
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Pasternack Adds Combo of Freshmen & Grad Transfers

The UCSB men's basketball team has added three freshmen and two graduate transfers. The new-look Gauchos will be without four of their five starters from last season, so the newcomers will have plenty...
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Ready For More: DeWeese’s UCSB Journey Has Yet To Peak

After a nationally ranked finish to the season, the UCSB Men's Volleyball team can certainly say the first year of Big West play was a success. Sophomore Randy DeWeese provided his perspective on the ...
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Unwavering Unity: A Look Inside The UCSB Women’s Rugby Team

Although the UCSB Women's Rugby team might not get the attention that other sports do here on campus, their dedication and spirit are second to none. Staff Writer Kendra Jackson explores just what mak...
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Snyder Sings and Scores: Sarah’s Major Pregame Ritual

For most athletes, a pregame routine consists of them listening to their favorite music, eating a healthy snack or going over plays that they want to run against their respective opponent. But not for...
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Final Set: Chase’s Newfound Passion Beyond the Court

Senior Chase Masciorini has had an up and down career as a Gaucho both on and off the court however in his final year he has found new passions to help inspire him lead a more fulfilling life.
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Nexus & Answer: Gabe’s Farewell Isn’t Goodbye, UCSB’s Star Aims for Pros

Co-Sports Editor Sean White caught up with former UCSB basketball star Gabe Vincent and asked him about his future plans, his experience in the Dos Equis 3x3 championship and more in this installment ...
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March Sadness? Pre-Tourney Regional Predictions I Thought Were Safe

Well, well, well. March Madness has once again met expectations, maybe even surpassed them following the upsets that have taken place thus far as we head into the Sweet 16. Staff writer Brandon Victor...
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For the Love of the Game: The Resurgence of Gabe Vincent

Last season, the UCSB men's basketball team was in the midst of its worst season in program history when they lost their star guard, Gabe Vincent. However, just like the Gauchos, Vincent has bounced b...
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