New Network Hosts Event Planning

UCSB alumnus Omri Cohen has created a web startup called Capsule, designed to enhance the event-planning and photo-sharing experience by connecting attendees in a private manner. After a year filled with events like weddings and bachelor parties, with no simple way of sharing the memories surrounding them, Cohen and his friend Cyrus Farudi, the website’s […]

I.V. Skate Shop To Celebrate Opening

The Isla Vista Movement Boardshop is hosting a grand opening party this Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. after skating its way to a new location on Pardall Road. The shop — open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday — moved from its previous storefront above Silvergreens into a new facility at […]

Universities Study Effects of Weed on Lung Health

In a national study, researchers at UC San Francisco found that a low to moderate level of marijuana usage is less harmful to the pulmonary system than tobacco use. The researchers believe the data can supplement the existing knowledge regarding the beneficial aspects of low to moderate use of marijuana in treating chronic symptoms such […]

New Bill To Deter Executive Greed

State Sen. Leland Yee introduced a bill in the state legislature that would attempt to curb administrative salary increases at California universities within two years of tuition hikes or state budget cuts. If signed into law, SB 967 would mandate that new executives at California State Universities earn no higher than 5 percent more than […]

Conflict Arises Over Denial of A.S. Funds

The Associated Students Legislative Council addressed students’ upset about its decision to deny the Student of Color Conference funding during last night’s weekly meeting. Numerous SOCC and Student Commission on Racial Equality supporters filled the UCen’s Flying A room to voice discontent with the previous week’s outcome. Several students approached the podium during the public […]

A.S. Advances Annex Plans in Isla Vista

UCSB Associated Students representatives met with property developers last week regarding rental space and development plans, furthering the organization’s goal to create an Isla Vista Annex. The project seeks to establish a new office space to house various groups such as the Family Literacy Program, provide student study spaces and expand the institute’s presence within […]

KCSB To Hold Live Audio Exhibit

UCSB student-run radio station KCSB will host an interactive radio art program called “Picnic Revolution” today at noon in Storke Plaza. Neighborhood Public Radio organized the open event as part of KCSB’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration and Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum’s “Wireless” exhibition. Participants are encouraged to bring handheld radios and picnic lunches and […]

Council Deliberates on Travel Financing

Student representatives passed a bill amending the duties of the Associated Students Childcare Coordinator and discussed special projects funding for the Student Commission on Racial Equality and The Bottom Line at last night’s weekly A.S. Legislative Council meeting. S.C.O.R.E. requested $750 to cover travel costs for students attending this year’s Student of Color Conference at […]

A.S. Allots Funds, Reviews Work

The Associated Students Legislative Council passed four bills and a resolution during their weekly meeting in the Flying A Studio room of the University Center last night. As one of its first orders of business, the council reopened discussion on the Campus Democrats’ request for $725 to bring five additional student representatives to a voter […]

Union Receives More Benefits in Negotiations

The UC Office of the President reached an agreement with the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union that will raise salaries and expand benefits for 20,000 of the organization’s employees. The contract provides a 3 percent wage increase for UC service workers and patient care staff for 2011-2012 as well as a […]