UCSB Student, Hermanas Unidas Member Passes Away at 21


Marissa Chavez, who had just turned 21, was going to begin her fourth year at UCSB on Thursday. She was originally from Hawaiian Gardens, and would have been the first person in her family to graduate...
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Local Elections May Profoundly Impact I.V.

Josh Ortiz, County news Editor

Just for a moment, let’s take our eyes off the national election coverage and take a look at the election going on right here in our own backyard, an election that can most certainly affect our live...
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Campus Construction Chugs Along

Construction has extended to the intersection of Camino Corto and El Colegio, which will become a four-way intersection. Stephen Manga/Daily Nexus

Year-old construction projects are finding their ways to a close in the near future.
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The Truth About Measure F


An anonymous letter from a reader, aiming to educate you about Measures E and F and the fliers that have appeared on many cars in Isla Vista.
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Something to Do

Art by SIerra Deak / Daily Nexus

Anjalie Tandon questions the logic behind simply filling your time.
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Your Time at UCSB: A Letter From an Alumnus

Art by Sierra Deak / Daily Nexus

Motherboard Editor in Chief and UCSB Alumnus Derek Mead shares advice on how to maximize your time at UCSB.
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Gauchos Close Non-Conf. Schedule, Split Pair of Road Matches

Mallory Hromatko takes possession of the ball, getting ready to score for the Gauchos. Christina DeMarzo/Daily Nexus

The Gauchos managed to bounce back from their first loss of the season with a 3-2 win at Pacific and forced a 0-0 draw in their visit to LMU.
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No. 25 Gauchos Drop Fourth-Straight Match

Daily Nexus File Photo

Since starting the season hot out of the gates at 4-0, UCSB has now dropped its fourth straight to fall to .500 on the year after a 4-3 loss against LMU.
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Gauchos Set for Conference Opener

Daily Nexus File Photo

Concluding its non-conference schedule with a 9-4 overall record, the UCSB women's volleyball team has a difficult opponent ahead to open Big West play as it will host No. 14 Hawaii Friday night.
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Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

Courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

UCSB Arts & Lectures have a track record, and their lineup for the Fall 2016 season has a gem for every ear and eye.
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SB Bowl Upcoming Picks

Courtesy of SB Bowl

Artsweek writers preview their most anticipated shows at Nexus voters' favorite venue.
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A New Future Unveiled at Virtual Reality Cons

VRLA attendees immerse themselves in a world of color and sound at the world’s first VR rave. The performance used SubPac technology, among other new VR systems, to feel music and beats physically. Phi Do / Daily Nexus

“Most of you are here because you believe VR is the future,” declared co-founder Cosmo Scharf to a crowd of 6,000 techies early this August at the Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) Summer Expo 20...
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Competition Begets Life-Saving Innovation

Always having had a passion for inventing, Senese attended UCSB with the intention of majoring in computer science. However, Senese switched majors looking for flexibility, but his passion for building never faded. Courtesy of qualcomm.com

UCSB alumnus participates in a competition with the goal of inventing a device that relays danger.
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Cosmic Watch Brings Space Exploration to Smartphones

Initially showing Earth, Cosmic Watch allows the user to view constellations as well as zodiac positions. Depending on the user's location, Cosmic Watch will display the local time, but users also have the freedom to view times in other countries. Courtesy of Jeevan Ram

The stars and planets above us may now be easier to spot with the development of a new app, Cosmic Watch, that turns your smartphone into an interactive 3D astronomical time device. Serving as a moder...
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De-extinction: Not Just Science Fiction Anymore

While woolly mammoths are unlikely to be brought back, a more realistic option is the extinct passenger pigeon. Courtesy of abcbirds.org

As the intriguing phenomenon of de-extinction becomes less like science fiction, UCSB ecologists have published a list of basic criteria to ensure de-extinction is as beneficial and sustainable as pos...
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Sorority Sally Goes 2 Weeks Without Social Media, Narrowly Survives


Day 3: Have re-activated Facebook accidentally through Spotify. The whole chapter has been fined for my negligence, and my Spotify privileges have been revoked.
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Week of Welcome Events That Didn’t Wow

Another flier found on vehicles in Isla Vista

Llamas & Lupus, Chips for Lips, and Moonlight Milk are all bygone welcome events that have come and gone on campus.
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How to Speak UCSB in 6 Easy Steps


When you go to the library, tell your friends you’re, “going to the lib.” If you want to initiate a fist bump, yell, “fist me, bro!”
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In Photos: Second Annual Welcome to Paradise Festival

Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

The Daily Nexus hosted the second annual Welcome to Paradise Festival on Tuesday. Students gathered in Storke Plaza to enjoy cotton candy, popcorn, henna tattoos, poetry-to-go and more. Opener Brandi ...
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In Photos: New Student Convocation 2016

Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

On Monday, September 19, approximately 5,000 UCSB freshmen and new transfer students gathered on the Faculty Green for New Student Convocation. From there, students promptly made their way to their fi...
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In Photos: Year in Review 2015-2016

Despite the lack of attendance at this year's Deltopia, students still enjoyed the first weekend of spring quarter. Lorenzo Basilio / Daily Nexus

Recapping the 2015-2016 school year through pictures from Daily Nexus photographers.
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When Life Gives You Lemons

Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

... throw a festival, or a 25th Annual Lemon Festival to be exact
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Take a Trip to Six Flags and Dine at the Tea Gardens

Kelsey Ferrara / Daily Nexus

"Small tables and chairs are scattered next to a beautiful garden decorated with wind chimes and bird feeders. "
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Everything You Need To Know About Brewing Coffee

Sierra Deak / Daily Nexus

The self-proclaimed bean queen has got a few words of wisdom on how to buy , grind and store your favorite cup o' joe
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