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New Tax for CSD Could Bypass Voters

A State Supreme Court decision could make a new tax in Isla Vista possible through bypassing most voters and giving local government officials the power to vote on a tax, a lawyer for the Isla Vista C...
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Reflections from UC Santa Barbara on September 11, 2001

In memory of the lives lost on September 11, we have compiled some reflections from former students and Nexus editors who attended UCSB in 2001.
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University of California Says It Will Support DACA Recipients in the Wake of President’s ‘Backward-Thinking’ Repeal

The DACA program was introduced in 2012 when former President Barack Obama signed it into law with an executive order.
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Preserving Our Rights in the Digital Age

Hugh Cook explores the potential for exploitation when one logs onto the Internet and advises users on how they can protect themselves.
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Reflections from the Halfway Mark: The Ups and Downs of My First Two Years as a Gaucho

Laurel Rinehart takes a walk down memory lane and shares advice and insights from her college experience.
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Mental Health Studies: A Patient Perspective on Psychology

An in-depth look at the lack of inclusion in Psychology and an analysis of the effects it has on marginalized groups.
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Gauchos Remain Winless After Three Tough Losses in Annual Thunderdome Classic

UCSB is now 0-9 on the season after suffering three losses in its annual tournament, the Thunderdome Classic, to Yale, No. 19 USC and Arkansas.
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Gauchos Participate in Utah State Invitation Searching For First Win

The UCSB women’s volleyball team’s travels continue as it will take on another slate of away matches against Montana St., the University of Pacific, and Utah State at the Utah State Invitational i...
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Gauchos End Season Opening Weekend Empty-Handed, Go 0-3 at Baylor Tournament

It was a rough opening weekend for the UCSB women's volleyball team as the Gauchos left their road trip winless after facing Illinois St., No. 15 Florida St., and Baylor.
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Aoki, Electronica and the Live I.V. Music Scene

There isn’t any particular strain of electronica that is unique to Isla Vista — walking down the street on a Friday night, you’ll encounter dubstep, house and all of the other niche sounds in be...
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Jay-Z and the Direction of Product Packaging in Hip Hop

That’s not to say that Jay doesn’t return to his default of braggadocious bars about wealth and success, but this record is different. It extends a bridge of insight to his listeners in a way that...
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Netflix’s Newest Fantasy Series ‘Castlevania’ Has Bite, But Only a Nibble

Netflix's "Castlevania" series has the distinction of being the very first video game adaptation to be just okay.
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Hearing: A Biophysical and Neurological Enigma

Researchers at the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics use an interdisciplinary approach to explore the complex auditory system
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UCSB Researchers Discover Novel Functions in Drosophila Rhodopsin

Researchers identify Rh7 as a potential equivalent of mammalian, intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells. ipRGCs. This research can further our understanding of regulation of circadian rhy...
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An Alternate Route After Graduation

Graduating seniors find that more time between grad school and industry benefit career choices.
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Rebecca Bell’s 7 Steps to a Perfect Rush!

I'm here to give you the 4-1-1, what everybody's been up to, the hot gossip. I will tell you everything you need to know about sorority recruitment so you can be as prepared as possible to find your h...
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Two of My Bitches were in the Club; Thankfully Didn’t Know About Each Other

Tragedy struck Santa Barbara in the late hours of Saturday night as I stumbled my way out of the back of Sharkeez’s bathroom... what happened next will leave you shocked!!!
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Bland Chicken: Easy Meal or Cultural Appropriation?!

When I think back to my childhood, to some of my fondest memories, I often think of food. I remember the smells of my mom’s kitchen, the first time I made my own breakfast and the under-seasoned and...
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In Photos: Black Student Union Protests To ‘Drop the Charges’ Against Merced Students

Approximately 50 students rallied to gain support for the students, who they say were unjustly arrested at a peaceful, drug-free event.
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In Photos: An Isla Vista Summer 2017

In Isla Vista, summertime means sitting on rooftops or on the beach to watch the sunset, sailing to the Channel Islands, all while a wildfire scorches through thousands of acres in Santa Barbara Count...
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In Photos: Khalid at the Hub

Finally making his way up to Santa Barbara, neo-soul, pop-influenced singer Khalid performed his long-awaited set in the Hub this past Saturday.
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Tantalizing Taco Salad

Dip your toe in the metaphorical kitchen sink with this super easy recipe.
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Grab ‘N’ Go

Snacks to get you through your first week back to school
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Why Choosing Santa Barbara Was the Smartest Decision You Ever Made

The On The Menu Editor explains how her Santa Barbara culinary experiences shaped her decision to attend UCSB
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