Pro-Palestine student protestors occupying Girvetz Hall met with police presence

Pro-Palestine protestors occupying Girvetz Hall were met with a heavy police presence from multiple local law enforcement agencies. No students were arrested.
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Indus hosts mock wedding, night of South Asian performances

The wedding simulation headlined a night of South Asian cultural performances organized by the UCSB Indus Club as part of its annual end-of-year banquet.
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UCSB reverses decision to move commencement ceremonies to RecCen fields after student movement

Several students expressed disdain with the University’s original decision to shift ceremony locations, which propelled the decision’s reversal.
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Letter from the editor: student journalism, writing the news you live in

Our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Pricila Flores, looks back on her time at The Daily Nexus and what it means to her.
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Best Of 2024

The best of everything IV has to offer, right in one place
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A word from our 2024 seniors

Our graduating seniors reflect on their experience at the Nexus and what it means to them.
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UCSB baseball sweeps CSUN on the road

The UC Santa Barbara baseball team continued its dominance over the Big West Conference this past weekend as they swept the California State University, Northridge Matadors. With the sweep, the Gaucho...
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UCSB softball ends season with a win against CSUN

The UC Santa Barbara Softball team has caught fire toward the back end of its season, winning seven of its last 10 games. Two of these wins came from big conference games against California State Univ...
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Men’s Basketball Falls to UC Riverside at Home in Final Regular Season Contest

UC Santa Barbara fell to the UC Riverside Highlanders in disappointing fashion Saturday night, losing to their conference rival 81-64 at the Thunderdome. From the opening minutes of the first period, ...
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Artsweek’s 2024 mid-year report

The best movies, shows and albums from 2024 (so far).
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“Mustard Man”: The “post coming-of-age-story” of music, mayhem and maturing

The independent, student-created film tells a story of rock ‘n’ roll, lifelong family friendships and the kind of chaos that can only happen in your 20s. 
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Cage the Elephant at the Santa Barbara Bowl: An electrifying night of iconic hits

With an exciting performance of new and old hits, the concert served as the showcase of the group's iconic and ever-evolving sound.
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OPINION: My journey through topical steroid withdrawal, a failure of the medical community

I am struggling with a condition called topical steroid withdrawal (TSW), a diagnosis that has yet to be officially recognized by the National Health Service. This debilitating condition was caused by...
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Simply Stated: Is pulling an all-nighter for an exam worth it?

We’ve all been there — it’s the night before your 8 a.m. final and the library announces that late-night study is moving to the first and second floors. The question is: Do you get a good night...
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Best of Scientific Breakthroughs

A look back on notable scientific achievements from UCSB researchers during the 2024-2025 year.
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Help! The girls on the high school tours scare me

It was a classic spring quarter Sunday: I woke up in a random bed on ‘66 block with nothing but my socks, a raging migraine, and a “man”. Our collective stench was comprised of Marlboro Reds, B....
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Best Arbor Characters

For any Gaucho, running the gauntlet that is the Arbor walkway is an arduous, unavoidable and annoying-as-fuck task. While every day at the Arbor feels like it offers a new crop of tablers there to ma...
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Best questions to ask during lecture

Don’t be shy! Asking questions is an important part of the academic process — and a great way to assert yourself over your weak-minded peers! However, not all questions are created equal, so here ...
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In Photos | Isla Vista and UCSB remember the 2014 Isla Vista Tragedy

In Photos | Pardall Carnival

On Sunday April 28, the Associated Students organization held the annual Pardall Carnival, marking the beginning of sunnier, warmer spring weather. The carnival featured the recognizable Ferris wheel ...
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In Photos | Encampment

Strawberry Avocado Toast: A Summer Delight

  Whenever I wake to the sweet smell of coffee and a ruckus in the kitchen, it only means one thing: dad is cooking. My father has a flair for the dramatic. Though he is a quiet man, he certainly...
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Signing off the menu: a reflection of my experience in food journalism

Like any 2020 high school graduate will tell you, trying to find my niche in college was far from easy. As a student athlete, I was lucky enough to live on campus freshman year despite remote instruct...
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California Strawberry Festival

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the California Strawberry Festival, located in the Ventura County Fairgrounds not more than 45 minutes from UCSB. The festival’s roots can be trace...
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