Former UCSB Student Receives 6-Month Sentence for Rape

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A female UCSB student filed a report to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol on June 28, 2015, saying she had been sexually assaulted.
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Candidates Make a Run for Office in Isla Vista

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As UC Santa Barbara students bask in a long summer, five Isla Vista residents have begun campaigning for office in a college town on the brink of self-governance.
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Umail Phishing Scam Compromises Student, Admin Security

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UCSB cyber security officials talk safety after scammers sent suspicious emails to UCSB students and administration "phishing" for login info.
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The Dilemma Democrats Are Facing

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

Opinion editors share their thoughts on the state of the Democratic Party.
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Summertime Sadness

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Anjalie Tandon questions the glorification of sadness and depression.
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Summer Preparations


Dr. Ali Javanbakht shares tips for a healthy summer.
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Ball’s Hat Trick Lifts Gauchos to Perfect Start

Against Sacramento State, forward Hannah Dearborn pushes the ball past her opponents. Daily Nexus / Christina De Marzo

Junior Forward Amanda Ball scored three goals in the Gauchos season opener against Fresno State to help carry the team to a 3-2 victory in double OT.
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No. 13 Gauchos Gear Up for Beginning of Season, Host Westmont

Before CSU Fullterton's defense can get to it, Nick DePuy traps the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

Despite being a No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the UCSB men's soccer team managed to reach the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in program history and for the first time since 2011. With the offseas...
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UCSB Ready to Ascend to New Heights, Kicks Off Season at Fresno State

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

The Gauchos are ready to build off the success of last years' 13 win season when they open the season today against the Bulldogs.
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Suicide Squad: A Small Dose of Fun To Relieve the Blah


"Suicide Squad" is the third film of the thoroughly meh (at best) DC Extended Universe, focusing on the titular misfit anti-heroes, but at least the soundtrack's pretty sweet.
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Not Beyond Expectations, but Still a Good ol’ Trek

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A better title would have been "Star Trek: Evolution." That said, perhaps it is warranted since the film seems to really be all about going beyond one's nature.
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FYF To Warmly Send Off Fest Season

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The fest has outdone itself even in consideration of last year’s slate, highlighting Goldenvoice’s dedication to doubling down on FYF’s rep for a diverse, exciting lineup.
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Socratic Application Allows Students To Post Homework Questions, Get Answers


Socratic, a website dedicated to being an "open resource" to help students learn, launched and application this year which turns one's smartphone into a digital tutor, prompting users to take a photo ...
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Little Bites, Big Consequences

The diversity of herbivores is critical to the proper function of marine ecosystems. The parrotfish, seen above, removes the seaweed from coral reefs; however, it also exposes the reefs to diseases that kill off the coral. Courtesy of Burkepile Community Ecology Laboratory

A UCSB marine biology professor examines the apparently detrimental relationship between parrotfish and coral.
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UCSB Researchers Find Similarities in Chaos and Entanglement

In a group effort led by physics professor John Martinis with researchers from UCSB and Google, a link between quantum and classical mechanics was discovered while in the early stages of constructing a quantum computer

Hearing the word "physics" evokes images of Isaac Newton sitting below a tree and coming up with his three laws of motion. Other images include heat transfer in thermodynamics and magnets; all things ...
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5 Tips for Freshmen Still Suffering from Post-High-School Stress Disorder

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Need some tips on how to make your first year not suck? Don’t worry, we gaucho back.
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Quiz: Which STD Are You?


The original game of "Gotta catch 'em all!"
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5 Student Resource Services You’ve Been Neglecting, You Complete Fool

Students of the LEED Lab course spent the school year learning the process of certifying the Student Resource Building (SRB), shown above.

The Student Resource Building (SRB) is a magical wonderland filled with dreams and opportunities. We all know about CLAS, EOP and the Disabled Students Program, but did you know about these?
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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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In Photos: Extravaganza 2016

The crowd vibes to performers at Extravaganza. Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus

Thousands of students packed Harder Stadium at UCSB on Sunday for Extravaganza, UCSB's annual spring concert.
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In Photos: Lite the Nite Illuminates Isla Vista

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More than 200 students and Isla Vistans filled People's Park in Isla Vista Saturday night, playing carnival games, winning prizes and listening to the electronic thumps of multiple DJs.
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The Cider Series: Capped and Carbonated


The end is in sight as the final touches in bottling, flavoring and carbonation are added to the first Proulx Brew.
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The Cider Series: The Second Coming

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This installment of homebrewing adventures brings firsthand taste tests, secondary fermentation and a third jug of brew.
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The Cider Series: The Brew Begins


Part one of a series documenting one girl's quest to brew her own hard cider
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