SBSO Arrests Two Suspects For Discharging a Firearm in Isla Vista

Both suspects were charged with negligent discharge of a firearm, failure to obey a peace officer, resisting arrest, conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance.
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Keeping the Spirit Alive: Chabad Rolls Into Sukkot Celebrations With “Sukka Cupcake Truck”

Though Sukkot is a time of gathering, specifically within the confines of the Sukkah, social distancing restrictions and the coronavirus pandemic have largely upended these practices.
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Man Carrying Rifle in I.V. Confirms He Was Active Duty UCSB Student Transporting Personal Weapon From Military Base

Though the student was not detained or fined, according to Noel Rivas, a sergeant with the SBSO, the subject used “very poor judgement” by carrying the rifle out in the open.
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Generation Meme: How Humor Shapes Our History

Yuriko Chavez discusses humor as a coping mechanism during the coronavirus pandemic.
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A Closer Look at America’s Caste System

Surya Swaroop discusses her own experiences with caste systems and imparts that all caste systems should be dismantled.
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Prop 22 and the Tech Industry’s Continued Exploitation of Gig Workers

Katie Caracciolo implores readers to vote no on Prop 22 this November.
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Despite NBA’s Player Isolation Bubble Success, Model Remains Inaccessible for UCSB Sports

Through my research, I realized the underlying factors in place that made the NBA bubble possible do not translate into UCSB athletics
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UCSB Women’s Ultimate Recruiting for 2020-2021 Season

 The Burning Skirts will be holding a virtual information session this Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 8 to 9 p.m., and they encourage anyone with even a speck of interest to attend and hear more about their te...
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With World Cup Qualifying on the Horizon, How Does the USMNT Stack Up?

On paper, this American squad features more than enough talent to qualify for the 2022 world cup — and potentially even make a splash in the tournament
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In Memoriam of Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen was not only one of the most innovative and unique guitarists of all time, but a musical inventor and a pioneer in guitar construction and technology.
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In Review: Is “Emily in Paris” Binge-Worthy or Cringe-Worthy?

Overall, “Emily in Paris” falls very short of becoming an iconic series and instead is more like a dollar store’s “Gossip Girl.” That being said, it was difficult to stop watching.
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In Review: Róisín Murphy Tells Her Own Story on “Róisín Machine”

On “Róisín Machine,” the music is stripped back and drawn out, but still has the essence of her personality through these slow disco and house anthems.
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UCSB Researchers Investigate Mortality Among Amphibians Besieged by Endemic Parasites

The researchers had earlier developed a flexible statistical model, specifically looking at patterns of aggregation in parasite abundance. These patterns informed host mortality.  
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Rivers in Madagascar Offer a Window Into the Inner Workings of Abrupt Channel Shifts

Brooke and his collaborators are among the first attempting to map out where avulsions occur in order to test existing hypotheses regarding the factors and conditions leading to these events.
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Invasive Mosquito Species, Aedes aegypti, Detected in Santa Barbara County

The mosquito was first spotted at a home in Santa Barbara near the intersection of North La Cumbre Road and Foothill Road, and was later identified as Aedes aegypti.
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Despite Record Levels of Nostalgia, Campus Still Ugly

New photographic evidence has revealed that, despite the rose-tinted glasses of memory through which many Gauchos have been envisioning UCSB, the campus is still, according to high-tech visual analysi...
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Fly on Mike Pence’s Head Secures Deal with Fashion Nova After Newfound Fame

After enjoying a week of newfound notoriety, the now-infamous housefly (Musca domestica) that made its debut on the downy white head of Vice President Mike Pence during the 2020 United States vice-pre...
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Recently Fired RAs Say It’s Fine, Didn’t Need Anywhere To Live Anyway

“Sure I don’t ‘have walls,’ and maybe I don’t ‘get to be dry’ all the time,” Lopez said, while speaking from the half inflated raft she’s been living in off the coast of Devereux. ...
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In Photos | As Students Return for Fall Quarter, Maskless Parties Draw Hundreds to Del Playa Drive

In light of the start of fall quarter at UCSB, the Nexus followed up on previous reporting that documented maskless parties and large gatherings in Isla Vista at the end of August. 
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In Photos | Prescribed Burn Conducted on Lagoon Island

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, a prescribed burn was conducted on Lagoon Island to mitigate the growth of exotic species as part of a restoration effort.
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In Photos | A Trip Through Isla Vista in 24 Hours

A glimpse into the life in Isla Vista through 8 photos taken over a 24-hour period
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S.Y. Kitchen: A Cozy Italian Restaurant

This review may make it seem like I am just professing my love for this restaurant, but I can’t recommend it enough!
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Rockfire Waffle Shack by Day, Rockfire Grill by Night

Check out Rockfire Grill's weekend-only breakfast shop!
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“Somebody Feed Phil” on Your Foodie Watchlist

Each episode takes place in a different country, so you can get a taste for the show!
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