10 New Year Resolutions for a Real Gaucho

New year, new you. At least that’s what we tell ourselves every first morning of January.

Pardall Center Welcomes Students to Open House

Funding for the Associated Students' latest Isla Vista acquisition was the center of debate at last night's meeting.

Associated Students will be hosting an open house of the A.S. Pardall Center this Thursday to showcase its newly renovated details and services, which are open to all students.

Universities Take Students With Debts to Court

Several prominent universities, such as George Washington University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University, are suing former students for defaulting on Perkins student loan repayments, according to the financial news site Bloomberg. While the majority of student loans are provided through the federal government, Perkins loans are administered by college institutions themselves and repayment directly […]

Student Activists Protest Regents Board Meeting

At yesterday’s UC Board of Regents meeting, roughly 500 student protesters blocked entrances to the venue, stalling the three-day gathering on its last day of discussion at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. The Regents discussed approval of the 2013-2014 university budget, touching on the implications of Proposition 30’s passage as well as tactics that would […]

UC Online Education Program To Open Courses to Non-UC Students

In light of plans to begin offering online UC courses to non-UC students, UC Online Education Interim Director Keith Williams discussed various short and long-term development plans regarding the future of the UC Online Education program during a teleconference last Wednesday. Launched Spring 2012, the online initiative has offered six online undergraduate classes throughout the […]

Should Students Have a Say in Isla Vista Politics?

Remember when the Social Host Ordinance passed? Remember how infuriated everyone was? Did you feel helpless to change anything? The thing is, we’re not helpless at all. In fact, students have so much say that groups like Stop Voter Fraud have made attempts to disenfranchise the Isla Vista student community. Last week’s article, “Combating UCSB’s […]

Students Exhibit Business Ambitions


Nineteen teams of undergraduate and graduate students showcased business models for their newly developed ideas and inventions yesterday in the semi-finals for the 13th annual New Venture Competition. Hosted by the Technology Management Program, which specializes in providing students with entrepreneurial skills, the event showcased ideas and products ranging from an electric racing car business […]

UC Executive Panel To Address Students’ Financial Concerns

Gauchos will have an opportunity to discuss the University of California’s administrative policies with some of its top executives during an open forum next Monday in the Student Resource Building. Nathan Brostrom — UC Office of the President’s Executive Vice President for Business Operations — and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Peter Taylor […]

Students To Give Spoken Word Show

UCSB’s Health and Wellness Program will appeal to a wide range of spectators with “Wizard of Balls,” a spoken word presentation in the Theater and Dance Building’s Room 1701 today at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature 24 student performances by the newly-formed spoken word group Lip Bomb, co-sponsored by safe-partying advocates Life of the […]

Art MFAs Share their Work in On-Campus Show

Last Friday, students and faculty visited Gallery 479 for the closing reception of the first year Studio Art graduate students’ “First Year Review.” The show was up for two weeks, and while it was open to and enjoyed by the public, the purpose and consequences of the show were far-reaching for those involved. After installing […]