Women’s Center Promotes Body Positivity, Self-Love

UCSB Indus teamed up with the Women's Center to offer free henna during Love Your Body Week. Courtesy Vijay Parameswaran

Students and faculty took part in the Women’s Center’s Love Your Body week with activities and discussion Students smashed scales and stereotypes last week for the Women’s Center annual Love Yo...
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TFW UCSB Offers a Meme Class


Winter Quarter classes were announced this week, unveiling a new linguistics class taught by Professor John W. Du Bois — Linguistics 135: Memes: When Language and Culture Go Viral.
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Feminasty Guardians Protest Against Rape Culture in Isla Vista

Oliver Zuniga / Daily Nexus

A group of activists, known as the Feminasty Guardians, marched through Isla Vista Friday to reach the scene of an altercation that inspired their protest against rape culture at UC Santa Barbara.
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A Case Against Isla Vista Self-Governance


Self-governance advocates have repeatedly told Isla Vista residents that all this is historic and inspiring, and if you’re not wetting your pants with enthusiasm at the thought of Isla Vista being m...
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The Disturbing Reality Behind the Scenes of Amateur Porn


When one scrolls through Pornhub nowadays, the majority of thumbnails they see are not images of toned, tan, blonde actresses with fake double D’s and a perfectly applied layer of heavy makeup.
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Debate After Debate: Trump’s Perversion of the Election

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In the wake of the second debate and the brink of the third, Dylan Parisi contemplates our political climate.
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UCSB vs. SLO: A Rivalry Made in Soccer Heaven

Tortillas took to the air as UCSB scored the first goal of the night. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

A historically popular matchup, the Blue-Green rivalry was listed as the greatest rivalry in college soccer. The Gauchos are 46-18-8 all time versus the Mustangs and are looking to acquire win 47 this...
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No. 7 UCSB Hosting LBSU in Second Ever Night Game

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The Gauchos are ready to face off in its second conference game of the season against LBSU at Campus Pool for a primetime match-up.
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UCSB to Face UCR, UCI to Gain Edge in Conference Play

Hailey Barrett runs past defenders towards the goal. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

The Gauchos are seeking their first win at UC Riverside since 2010 and at UC Irvine to improve upon their current fourth place standing.
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Arlington Laps Up a Case of James Blake

James Blake, Arlington Theatre, Oct  18th 2016. Hari Patel / Daily Nexus

The audience eagerly followed Blake’s every move as he led them through a maze of his works, both old and new. Like Blake’s music, the set was minimal yet incredibly transfixing.
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Treasure Island Fest Rains on Own Parade


While the performances themselves were phenomenal, the music festival was supremely disorganized; some of the main acts during the evening were cancelled due to rain or wind.
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Joey Alexander Trio: Prodigious

Courtesy of Adam Kissick

Alexander’s original compositions are simply inspirational. It’s more than just genius in its arrangement, it’s the notion of a 13-year-old following his dream and truly succeeding.
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Gaucho Granted 600 Grand to Continue Research

Before taking a course in microbiology with Edward DeLong, Victoria Orphan had no plans to become a microbiologist. Now a professor at Caltech, some of her research involves microbial communities in deep subsurface habitats. / courtesy of macfound.org

Gaucho alumna Victoria Orphan has recently been awarded a grant of $600,000 to continue her research of deep sea microorganisms. The creativity and future application of Orphan’s work stems from her...
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Blurring the Boundaries of the Mind


Tucked away in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences domicile is the University’s interdisciplinary brainchild, the S.A.G.E. Center for the Study of the Mind, where researchers are en...
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Mathematical Model To Predict Vein Growth

In order for a tumor to grow, it needs oxygen, and it obtains oxygen through the veins. Without the proper veins and oxygen, tumors would not grow beyond a certain size and not be able to spread through the body. / courtesy of nature.com

Imagine being able to predict the growth of the tumor. How about the vein growth of premature babies’ eyes? All of these applications and more can be determined with the use of a certain mathematica...
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Celebratory Soccer Tortillas Recycled to Portola Dining

Tortillas always had a special place in UCSB's heart. Tortilla management has become more efficient in the past several years; now there is a special place always waiting for liberated tortillas. (Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus)

“The grass blades and dirt specks complement the lettuce and meat quite nicely,” said Portola Chef Bruno Moretti.
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Report: Snoop Dogg, Rick Astley Among Future Nobel Laureates

Jasmine Vaughn / Daily Nexus

“Dogg consumes so much hash that he is the physical manifestation of peace."
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QUIZ: When Will You Peak?


After you hit that point, it’s pretty much all downhill from there. Take this incredibly important and accurate test to figure out the trajectory of your life so you can plan accordingly.
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In Photos: Santa Barbara and Seafood Festival 2016

A sea urchin dislaying its inner worth. Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

Last Saturday, the Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival took place in downtown SB. The harbor was packed with people wanting to get a taste of locally caught and freshly prepared seafood. Along w...
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In Photos: IV Around the World

Third-year Taylor Daoust took a helicopter to the top of Fox Glacier while studying abroad in New Zealand with fellow Gauchos Audrey Berg and Amanda Schweitzer.

Gauchos captured their favorite moments from summer travels, near and far, from right here in Isla Vista to exotic cities across continents.
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In Photos: Pardall Carnival 2016

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Ferris wheel. Free swag. Food. Live music. Huge Jenga. Caricatures. Pardall Carnival 2016.
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Easy, Breezy and Cruelty Free

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Lauren Goodman talks up the tasty upsides of a vegan diet.
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The Beer Necessities: Pints for the Park 2016

McLane Brown / Daily Nexus

"....we confidently surveyed the field of flowing taps below, ready to conquer the 2016 Santa Barbara Beer Fest"
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My Mistakes With Meal Prep

Kevin Son / Daily Nexus

An On The Menu Editor attempts meal prep and learns the value of diversity
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