Four UCSB Sororities Placed on Interim Suspension Following Hazing Allegations

According to UCSB spokesperson Andrea Estrada, “multiple Greek organization houses were placed on suspension recently in connection with allegations related to hazing.”
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UCSB Welcomes New Students to Campus Virtually

Chancellor Henry T. Yang welcomed the return back to campus and congratulated the incoming class for their admission into the university. 
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IVCSD Swears in New County-Appointed Director

Topliffe was appointed following the retirement of the former county-appointed Isla Vista Community Services District Director Robert Geis.
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The World Is Literally on Fire and Here’s Why

Athina Mihalopoulos reflects on the fires that ravaged Greece this summer, highlighting the dangers of both climate change and arson.
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The Fight for Legal Weed Isn’t Over

Nathan Lee breaks down the continuous challenges to the legalization of marijuana and why it's an important step forward.
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Should Classes Be In-Person This Fall?

Nathanial Ramierez grapples with feelings of unease and excitement pending the upcoming school year and return to campus.
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Powerhouses Collide This Weekend, Alabama and Georgia Remain Unscaved

Year in year out there are powerhouse college football teams expected to be in the Top 25 college football rankings. The first that comes to mind is the dominant University of Alabama Sooners, coached...
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Gauchos Fall to Loyola Marymount University in Third Consecutive Double Overtime

Friday’s match was a disappointing one, as the Gauchos lost on a set piece in double overtime. This is their fourth game of the season that was decided within the second half of extra time, in which...
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Week 2 NFL Recap

At the end of the first week of this young NFL season, half of the teams in the league were tied for first place, as they were undefeated at 1-0. However, after Week 2, only seven undefeated teams rem...
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In Review: Kacey Musgraves’ “star-crossed” Tragedy Ends in Hope

Through her processing of a universal hardship, “star-crossed” cements Musgraves as one of the smartest and emotive writers of our time.
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In Review: Lorde Trades the Spotlight for Sunlight on “Solar Power”

"Solar Power” is a largely enjoyable project due to Lorde’s fantastic songwriting abilities and Antonoff’s perfectly matched production.
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In Review: Angus & Julia Stone Move Forward While Looking Back on “Life Is Strange”

“Life Is Strange” is an instant standout in the duo's discography as they incorporate some of the best ideas of their entire careers seamlessly together.
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As Oceanic Oxygen Levels Drop in Warming Seas, Fish Flee to Shallower Waters, Researchers Find

Often, the major focuses of ocean climate change are bold and visible: The melting Arctic ice sheet, bleached and weakened tropical reefs and ocean acidification come to mind.  However, an equally im...
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Professor Mostofi Uses WiFi Signals for Crowd Counting

Since 2009, UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Yasamin Mostofi and her lab have pioneered groundbreaking sensing methods using everyday radio frequency ...
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In a Landscape of Wet-Dry Whiplash, UCSB Researcher Develops New Method to Predict Water Deficits During Growing Season

In order to avert catastrophe and mitigate the worst human impacts of drought, many researchers have devised ways to predict the effects of natural disasters.
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Fourth-year CLIT Major Still Can’t Find It

Empty-handed in my pilgrimage toward the truly exquisite CLIT. My bildungsroman has come and gone … I have passed my point of no return.” Simpcellington, a virgin, turns 22 on Thursday. 
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Lagoon Monster’s Parents Wish That He’d Call Home More Often

Notwithstanding that UC Santa Barbara’s lagoon resident Swamp Yang is a full-fledged adult, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Yang, wish that he’d call home more often. If Mrs. Yang doesn’t receive a ph...
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Incoming Freshman Leaks Own SSN To Integrate Into Campus Culture

One incoming freshman has gone above and beyond in his efforts to find his fit on campus and has leaked his own social security number in order to find common ground with elder Gauchos.
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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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Banana Bread with Nuts and Shredded Coconut

Most banana bread recipes use only one or two add-ins and even then only a minimal amount. In this recipe, you use a total of 2 cups of add-ins, and it shows!
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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Dates and Garlic Aioli

These crispy brussels sprouts are quick and easy to make, and a delicious side to any meal. 
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Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

These pancakes are perfect for a weekday breakfast when you’re craving something a little more decadent than your usual. 
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