UCSB Ranked No. 6 in Public Schools, No. 30 in Colleges Nationwide in 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges Ranking

The university jumped one spot in the public university category and four spots in the national university category compared to last year’s rankings.
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Amidst Rising COVID-19 Concerns in I.V., SB County Supervisors Delay Public Health Urgency Ordinance

While supervisors can bring a non-urgency ordinance back at any time, the six-week delay may be a missed opportunity.
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Platform Holly Decommission Stalled Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Despite setbacks, the California State Lands Commission continues to plug Platform Holly’s well bores with coil tubing and cement during the pandemic.
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Where Should You Live This Fall Quarter?

Christine Tu and Melody Chen get into where you should think about living this Fall Quarter and why.
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Why the Rise of QAnon is a Cause for Concern

Surya Swaroop unpacks the history and implications of the insidious conspiracy theory, QAnon, tracking its influence on political instability.
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Should You Support Fast Fashion During the Pandemic?

Anum Damani questions whether we should support fast fashion brands or not in the context of the pandemic.
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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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Cannon Hosts Official UCSB Baseball Podcast

Cannon employs the “Gaucho 9” podcast to re-engage Gaucho fans, players and alumni
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Big West Sports Update: Fall Sports Postponed Until at Least End of Calendar Year

In the statement, the Big West Conference noted that a decision of whether these sports will be played in the spring will occur at a later date.
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Highlighting Nature’s Beauty, UCSB Student Alex Funk Shares His Art To Raise Money for Charity

Inspired by the natural beauty of Santa Barbara and saddened by the onslaught of tragedies in recent months, Funk wants to help his community through his art. 
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In Review: NIKI Offers Glimmers of Magic on “MOONCHILD”

NIKI steers her debut album “MOONCHILD” in a grandiose cinematic direction, creating a mixture of breathtaking but ultimately incohesive moments.
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The Baddest Bitch in Town: Bretman Rock

Instead of coming off like a disconnected interview, Bretman Rock’s openness and vibrant energy made the event feel like a FaceTime call with your best friend.
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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! How the “Ecology of Fear” Can Be Instrumental To Achieving Wildlife Conservation Goals

“Research on the ecology of fear tries to understand the role that risk perception plays in driving not just animal behavior, but broader species interactions,” Gaynor said.
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Imperiled by the Pandemic, Dorm Life Finds Refuge on Cyberspace With SixFeet

Victor Cheng and Aspyn Palatnick created a social media platform which aims to provide users with a “virtual dorm.” 
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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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Biden Snags CSO Vote With Harris VP Pick

three CSOs standing next to Kamala Harris and Joe Biden

“I’ve never felt so seen!” said CSO veteran John Schweineliebhaber, a straight, cisgender, white man studying economics.
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Joe Biden Proudly Announces VP Running Mate: Calvin Harris

Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has proudly announced world-renowned DJ, Calvin Harris, as his vice-presidential running mate in the 2020 election in an attempt to unite the American people through...
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New Study Finds Chancellor Yang Thick as Fuck

Researchers in this sumptuous field of study have put out probes into each of the UC campuses looking to find evidence of bodacious badonkadonks across the UC system. Upon analysis of the resultant da...
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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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In Photos | With College-Linked COVID-19 Outbreaks Nationwide, Maskless Parties in I.V. Draw Hundreds to the Streets

Amid growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in I.V., the Nexus sought out to document the current state of partying during an average weekend in quarantine.
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Embermill: Perfect for an Adventurous Eater

This Caribbean-Creole restaurant doesn’t sacrifice any quality by trying to cook too far outside the box.
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A Hearty Family Recipe: Chorizo con Huevos

It brings back memories of driving to the carniceria with my mother while listening to 107.5 FM on the radio.
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A Simple Butter Chicken Recipe

This family recipe is easy to follow, quick and delicious, giving you a burst of Northern India’s vibrant flavors in every bite. 
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