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This week in news: Transgender rights, U.S. drone strike on Pakistan and more.
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UCSB Writing Program Creates Science Minor

The Writing Program will begin accepting applications to the minor next fall, which will include submission of a writing portfolio. Sierra Deak / Daily Nexus

Starting next fall, UC Santa Barbara will offer a writing minor for science communication, teaching students to share scientific information with a diverse audience.
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Bernie Sanders Adds Santa Barbara to California Tour

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a July rally in Arizona. Courtesy of Gage Skidmore

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally at Santa Barbara City College on Saturday morning.
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Takeaways from ‘Feminism is Cancer’

Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

Anjalie Tandon shares her thoughts after attending Thursday's event.
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The Transient Property of Friendships

Art by Tarush Mohanti / Daily Nexus

Benji Lampel traces the evolution of friendships as they are mediated by social networking platforms.
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(Extra)ordinary People Pt. 2


Dakota Maxwell continues chronicling extraordinary people in Isla Vista.
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UCSB Looks to Secure Third in Conf. Standings

Billy Fredrick follows through at bat. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

Preparing for its home finale this weekend, UCSB is 23-4 in home games and will look to secure a series victory over UCR in order to clinch the third seed and a good seeding in the NCAA Regionals.
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Gauchos in Kansas for NCAA West Regional

During the heptathlon, Hope Bender throws the javelin. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

A total of 12 athletes will represent both the men's and women's sides for the UCSB track and field team in the NCAA West Regionals beginning Thursday, May 26 and ending Saturday, May 28.
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UCSB Anticipates Future, Rebuilding Roster With Recruits

Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus

Setting a program record for most consecutive Big West wins to close out the season, the UCSB men's basketball team has had a productive offseason with the addition of five recruits and one transfer.
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Rudy Francisco Shares Truth in Poetry

Alec Hartnett / Daily Nexus

The AΦA/ Poet's Club event was smartly structured; the first hour was a showcase featuring members from the club, and the second hour was slated for Rudy Francisco’s set.
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Grads Present Theses at AD&A

Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

The array of MFA grad students' paintings, sculptures and multi-media fixtures at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum fall decidedly in the category of abstract.
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KCSB Pays Bowie Tribute

Arthur Nguyen / Daily Nexus

On Thursday night, KCSB presented “Starman Under the Stars,” a tribute to Bowie’s legacy and the wide range of his talents.
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Is There Anybody Out There?

According to physics professor Philip Lubin, we now possess the technology in order to
set up a visible signal that could eventually be seen from across the entire universe.

Famed astronomer Carl Sagan once said “The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”
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Environmental Conference Cuts Travel Emissions, Fosters Communication

Beginning at UCSB, the Environmental Humanities Initiative is composed of members across the arts and humanities whose main goal is to focus on pressing environmental issues.

The virtual conference, titled “Climate Change: Views from the Humanities,” features over 50 speakers contributing pre-recorded talks about diverse topics such as ecopsychology, art and poetry, fo...
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Cancer Research To Improve Pregnancy Medication

The team injected synthetic peptides into the tail vein of pregnant mice. Upon observation, they noticed that the peptides did not accumulate in any of the organs displayed above.  Courtesy of advances.sciencemag.org

A UCSB professor is working with researchers internationally to create a drug that will assist in pregnancy placenta complications; the drug’s similarities to drugs used as cancer medication are sur...
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Haikus to Student Health

Nexus File Photo

A series of Haikus dedicated to the unique experience of going to Student Health.
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Quiz: Which UCSB Lecture Hall Are You?


Now you can sort everyone into a new set of arbitrary labels to your heart’s content.
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New Starbucks in the UCen: Proposed UCSB-Themed Secret Menu

Alex Nagase / Daily Nexus

With a new Starbucks location coming to the UCSB campus, it's time to take a look at some proposed off-the-menu options.
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In Photos: Extravaganza 2016

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

Francisco Barrera / Daily Nexus

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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In Photos: Extravaganza 2016 Lineup Reveal

Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

Associated Students Program Board released the Extravaganza 2016 Lineup Thursday in the form of graffiti artists tagging a large, wooden board in Storke Plaza with the performers’ names. Photos...
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Fireside Foods For Your Memorial Day Camping Trip


Take advantage of the long Memorial Day Weekend by gathering a group of friends to go camping — with some tasty and necessary treats.
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Dining with Disney on a Budget

Tiffany Velazquez / Daily Nexus

"Everybody knows Disneyland is expensive; it’s a simple fact of life, and yet we cannot help but spend money on meals and snacks every time we go"
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‘Chopped’: Broke Ass Edition


There was nothing I could do with these ingredients alone. I had potatoes but no ketchup; I had tortillas but no beans or cheese; the only thing that was edible alone was the ramen.
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