UCSB Professor Explores Race in the U.S. Through a South Asian Lens, in New Novel “Members Only”

Pandya said his initial ideas for the novel began in 2016, a year he published his first collection, “The Blind Writer: Stories and a Novella.”
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Amidst Partying in Isla Vista, UCSB Continues To Warn Students About Coronavirus Risks

I.V.’s cramped living conditions, infamous for housing 10 or more people under the same roof, can make tracking the spread of coronavirus increasingly difficult. 
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In an Unwavering Fight Against Brain Cancer, a Gaucho’s Legacy Shines Through

Several of Raul Garcia's friends spoke to the Nexus about the ways in which he brings joy to their lives and why their friendships with him are everlasting.  
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A True Secular Government

Nathan Lee explores the deep connection between religion and government in America, noting how it contrasts greatly with other global perspectives.
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Ask AJ: Founding Fathers & FOMO

Ask AJ gives answers on how to deal with friends and parents during the continuing quarantine. 
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Reform Is Not Enough: Why We Should Defund and Dismantle the Police

Carley Weiler explores the racist roots of the American policing system and explains the need for the defunding of police.
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From Europe to England: How Liverpool Finally Ended Their 30-Year Title Drought

So while the English Premier League records read 13-1 in titles, the truth is that Liverpool now find themselves just a single title away from tying United’s all-time record of 20.
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After Years of Disaster, Rejuvenated Manchester United Shows Signs of Life

Wednesday’s performance was a blueprint to future success for Manchester United.
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UCSB Intramural Faces No Lag in Building Out Successful ESports Program

Despite a pre-COVID reluctance, the Intramural team seems to have embraced ESports
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In Review: Dominic Fike Proves Himself on “What Could Possibly Go Wrong”

To call “What Could Possibly Go Wrong” a promising debut is an understatement, as Fike has created a record that remarkably encapsulates the nihilistic and cynical worldview of his Gen Z fanbase.
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SBIFF Film Talk: “Trail Heads” Presents a Glimpse Into the Collaborative Spirit of Santa Barbara Adventure

“Trail Heads" depicts the community established between previous rival biking and hiking groups after the devastating impacts of the Thomas Fire and mudslides. 
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In Review: “Tourist Season” by Miel

With this beautiful, dream-like ode to a relationship, you’ll feel like you’ve gone through about seven break-ups already.
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UCSB Researchers Propose a Solution to Address “Bottlenecks” in COVID-19 Testing

The research team developed a method called Precipitation Enhanced Analyte RetrievaL, or PEARL for short.
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Bright Ideas: UCSB Researchers Establish a Laboratory Culture of Bioluminescent Ostracods

Establishing a laboratory culture of V. tsujii allowed the team to make observations regarding the ostracod's development.
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Friends of the Island Fox Bolsters Research and Conservation Initiatives With Much-Needed Funds

Friends of the Island Fox works alongside the patchwork of organizations governing the Channel Islands in their “efforts to preserve and protect the island fox."
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Chameleons: They Could Be Anywhere

The UC issued a statement that chameleons are probably not on campus but acknowledged that there is a chance that chameleons are all around us.
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Student Dismantling Police, Taking Down Murderers and Battling a Pandemic Still Had Poetry Final for Some Reason

“Sure, I’ve been busy checking in on my friends and protesting while also trying not to get COVID, so it’s actually really great that I had to work on final essays and a group project over Zoom,...
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Thank You, Dear Residents of Isla Vista: An Open Letter From the Coronavirus

Sometimes, I just have to stop and look back in awe at how far I’ve come in these past few months: from a sickly bat in a Wuhan meat-market all the way across the world to your neighbor’s lukewarm...
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In Photos | Graduating Apart Together

We documented how the class of 2020 celebrated its graduation under the special circumstance in the past months.
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In Photos | Comet NEOWISE x UCSB

As the comet NEOWISE became visible in the Northern Hemisphere, we showcase a collection of photos featuring the comet and UCSB campus architectures.
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In Photos | A Remote Quarter in Review

A narrative of Isla Vista in a tumultuous quarter
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The Most Refreshing Watermelon Cooler

Making this recipe is an absolutely perfect way to cool off in this hot weather!
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A Delicious Denver Food Guide

If you live in Denver or are planning a road trip there sometime after COVID-19, this is a list of some of our favorite places which we discovered!
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Banana Walnut Muffins

You don’t have to feel guilty about snacking on two or three of them in one sitting!
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