UCSB Academic Advisor Sara Sterphone Remembered as ‘The Light of CCS’

The former College of Creative Studies (CCS) academic advisor, sibling, wife, daughter and friend passed away on April 25 after being diagnosed with NUT carcinoma in early 2020. 
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Save the San Marcos Foothills Reaches $18.6 Million Goal To Purchase San Marcos Foothills West Mesa

June 1 was the original deadline for the $18.6 million to be raised; however, following negotiations, the deadline was extended to June 9.
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I.V. CSD Officially Recognizes June as Pride Month and Local LGBTQ+ Activism Following Stonewall Riots

The resolution shares several examples of local LGBTQ+ activism following the Stonewall Riots, including the establishment of the Gay Liberation Front office at 900 Embarcadero Del Mar.
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Men, I Strongly Urge You To Get a Bowl Cut for Your Hot Girl Summer

Mindy Riu breaks down the secret sexiness of Spock's bowl cut.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Big Media’s Queerbaiting Crimes

Katie Caracciolo unpacks the exploitation of queer identities in popular media.
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An Open Letter to the Person That Thinks It’s Ok To Eat Cereal With Water

Christine Tu addresses the watery horrors of aquatic breakfast cereal consumption.
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UCSB Baseball Receive a Numerous Amount of End of the Season Awards

With 11 all conference players, and most being freshman or sophomores it is easy to see the future within the program.
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Gauchos Play in the NCAA Regional Final, End Season 41-20

Although the UC Santa Barbara men’s baseball team finished as runners-up in the Big West, they still posted an impressive win percentage in a tough league. That was enough for the Gauchos to earn an...
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Time To Get on the Right Track: Gauchos Take on Riverside in a Turnaround Series

The Gauchos have faced some stout pitching in their previous five losses, so look for the bats to wake up in the upcoming series
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On this Day: Bon Iver’s Breakthrough

Perhaps no artist has had a bigger impact on modern indie folk music than Bon Iver.
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In Review: MARINA’s “Ancient Dreams” Come True

After a bland tumble like “Love + Fear” this album presents complexity, strong hooks and some of MARINA’s best songs.
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In Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” Rejects the Sweetness of Teenagehood

The album’s youthful sporadicness, raw honesty and emotional vulnerability certify Rodrigo’s status as one of Gen Z’s musical forerunners. 
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UCSB Researchers Study “Collective Intelligence” In Effort to Understand Why Some Groups Fly While Others Flounder

Kim and her collaborators carried out a meta-analysis on 22 studies evaluating collective intelligence in 1,356 groups and 5,279 individuals. 
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Thinking Ahead: How Do UCSB Students Feel About Climate Change?

Julia Fine worked alongside an array of collaborators to better understand how UCSB students relate to the climate crisis.
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Fleshing Out the Meaning of Regenerative Agriculture

While regenerative agriculture is still very much a fluid concept, its momentum is steadfast.
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Your Bike Wasn’t Stolen, It Left Because You Didn’t Treat It Right

“Hey, I’m at the Bike Boutique right now … Really has me thinking that you were always my Bike Boo. I should’ve been more willing to switch gears for you. I just wish we could backpedal and pi...
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Heartbroken By UCLA Rejection, Oprah Winfrey Agrees To Speak at UCSB

Last week, the Gaucho community received exciting news that Oprah Winfrey — entertainment tycoon and one of the nation’s wealthiest self-made women — would be speaking at UC Santa Barbara’s sp...
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I.V. Pregamers Thrilled by Reports That Downtown Is Literally On Fire Tonight

Isla Vistan pregamers are thrilled to hear that downtown Santa Barbara — famous for its bustling nightlife — is literally on fire tonight.
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In Photos | Protest to Stop Houseless Residents From Being Evicted From People’s Park

People at Isla Vista protest against this decision for the concern of housing rights.
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In Photos | UCSB Students and Activists Rallied, Demanding $900 Pandemic Relief Payments

A march demanding distribution of $900 checks to the UC Santa Barbara student body was held on the afternoon of May 8.
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In Photos | En Route to Immunity: Vaccination Efforts Across Santa Barbara County

Over the past few weeks, the Nexus has visited and captured the scene at several vaccination sites.
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Chicken Mushroom Soup with Ginger and Scallion

This hearty soup combines the nutritional benefits of chicken soup with the antimicrobial and antiviral properties garlic and ginger have to offer to help you and your body recover from a cold or flu ...
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Juneteenth Strawberry Soda (and History Lesson)

While Juneteenth becoming a national holiday is only a tiny step in the social justice movement, it's important to take the day to celebrate and appreciate all that Juneteenth stands for. Do so with t...
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Bibimbap

This colorful dish is known best for its harmonious, palate-satisfying combination of each ingredient.
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