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Highlights of Regents’ February 2024 Meeting

At the May 14-16 UC Regents meeting, the Regents discussed San Benito Housing funding, student-athlete initiatives, peer mentorship programs, student degree programs tuition and more.
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UC News

UCSC is the first campus to strike in UAW proclaimed strike effort, and a UC Davis student was reported missing.
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Vista Point: Weekly goings-on in, around Isla Vista

EOP and the MENASARC are hosting “MENASARC Meals” on Thursday, May 23, from 5-7 p.m. at the MENASARC in the Student Resource Building (SRB).
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Vroom Vroom: Queer party culture and the power of the fast car fantasy

Sury Dongre reflects on why cars are Charli XCX's muse of choice.
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Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” Signals Hope for a Country Renaissance

Riley Burke reflects on the resurgence of country music and what caused it.
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My mom lives in Isla Vista with me

Ella Conolley and Kira Logan discuss their unusual living situations to celebrate Mother’s Day.
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Men’s Basketball Falls to UC Riverside at Home in Final Regular Season Contest

UC Santa Barbara fell to the UC Riverside Highlanders in disappointing fashion Saturday night, losing to their conference rival 81-64 at the Thunderdome. From the opening minutes of the first period, ...
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Gauchos Lose Extra Innings Thriller to UCLA

After losing twice in a three-game series against California Polytechnic State University and San Luis Obispo, the UC Santa Barbara baseball team took a break from Big West competition and traveled to...
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Men’s basketball loses big on the road against UCI

The UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team went on the road on Feb. 22 to face the top team in the Big West Conference, UC Irvine. After a dominant first half from the Anteaters, their lead was ...
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Steve Aoki, BLXST, Disco Lines and Briston Maroney headline successful 44th Extravaganza music festival

On May 19, the Associated Students Program Board held the annual Extravaganza music festival at UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium.
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“All the Devils Are Here…”: Patrick Page’s masterclass on the art of villainy (Shakespeare edition)

Actor Patrick Page graced the stage of UC Santa Barbara’s Hatlen Theater on April 25 with a performance of his solo show, “All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain."
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SBIFF Riviera Theatre’s “After Hours:” the power of cinema for community

KCSB partnered with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on a series of film screenings every Friday and Saturday night until the end of July.
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Maykonome: Conservationist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier speaks on ocean protection efforts

On Friday, May 10, Cristina Mittermeier spoke as part of UC Santa Barbara’s Arts and Lectures “Earth, Air, Fire, Water” series, sharing with audiences her experiences as a photographer and how t...
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UCSB hosts collegiate California Workshop on Evolutionary Social Science

UC Santa Barbara hosted the annual California Workshop on Evolutionary Social Science for the first time since 2018 from May 3-5. 
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Diversifying the outdoors with wildlife biologist Rae Wynn-Grant

Four-time Emmy-nominated ecologist, television personality, author and Bren School of Environmental Science and Management researcher Rae Wynn-Grant spoke at the Pacific View Room at UC Santa Barbara ...
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UCSB’s Most Pissable Urinals: A Review

Let’s set the scene: the smell of newly illegal substances in the air, a smooth bass groove playing in the background and discussion of women’s liberation abound as men with huge afros and unbutto...
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Sex and the unincorporated community: everyone in Cajé can hear your hookup storytime

“AND THEN, HE ASKED, ‘CAN I CUM IN YOU?’” It was the question heard around Cajé on an unsuspecting Sunday afternoon. In an effort to lock in, I had my laptop open only to the New York Time...
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Resourceful Gaucho offering colonoscopies from DP apartment

Move aside, student barbers: Third-year communication major Steve Balboa has taken entrepreneurship to the next level by offering colonoscopies from his oceanside apartment on the 66 Block of Del Play...
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In Photos | Pardall Carnival

On Sunday April 28, the Associated Students organization held the annual Pardall Carnival, marking the beginning of sunnier, warmer spring weather. The carnival featured the recognizable Ferris wheel ...
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In Photos | Encampment

In Photos | Health and Wellness brings free meals to students

Since 2016, the UC Santa Barbara Health & Wellness committee has been organizing programs and events to educate students about nutrition and cooking. Not only does the organization focus on cookin...
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California Strawberry Festival

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the California Strawberry Festival, located in the Ventura County Fairgrounds not more than 45 minutes from UCSB. The festival’s roots can be trace...
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Recent food news you may have missed

When I open Apple News+, I often see suspiciously frequent discoveries of new planets and asteroids, what Kim Kardashian wore to her pilates class, and the random actions of Florida men. What I don’...
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Great grub, great taste: Maria’s Tacos has it all!

To the left of the Chase Bank and the now abandoned building that once housed the famous Study Hall bar on Pardall Road sits Maria’s Tacos: a quiet, underground restaurant in Isla Vista. Typically n...
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