UCSB Geology Ph.D. Student Remembered as Loving Friend and Altruistic Mentor

The university awarded Alex Johnson a posthumous Ph.D. just 48 hours after his passing — a process that usually takes several months. 
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1,000 Undergraduate Students Set To Move Into University-Owned Apartments This Weekend

All new students will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, sequester for one week and be re-tested at the end of the week.
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UC System Plans for In-Person Instruction in Fall 2021

The UC’s statement on Monday marks the first systemwide announcement of a return to in-person instruction. 
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Response to “It’s Time To Talk to Strangers (and Fall in Love With Yourself)”

Joshen Mantai responds to a recent Daily Nexus opinion article and adds her thoughts on online dating during the pandemic.
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This is America: A Brief Spotlight on the Political Theatrics of American Democracy

Toni Shindler-Ruberg discusses what we should take away from the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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We Must Impeach and Remove Trump in Order to Reunite this Country

Nathan Lee calls on the senate to remove Trump from office.
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A Hopeful Future for US Soccer?

The hype surrounding the current crop of United States players is reaching heights unheard of in U.S. Soccer
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Gauchos Fall to 0-2 in Conference Play After Tough Loss to Anteaters

After a 21-10 third quarter advantage, Irvine easily cruised en-route to its 69-56 victory over Santa Barbara.
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Former Gaucho Shane Bieber Takes Home Coveted Cy Young Award

Bieber led or tied all other MLB pitchers this season with his outstanding performance in earned run average (ERA), strikeouts and wins
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Record Recap: How Good Of A Guitarist Was Kurt Cobain?

Cobain’s unique sound was at times met with criticism, especially given his slurred, non-virtuosic style.    
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In Review: Carey Mulligan Delivers a Career Highlight in “Promising Young Woman”

As we look back on 2020, “Promising Young Woman” stands as an example of the thrilling work that can come out of even the darkest of times.
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In Review: “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V. E. Schwab

The read is a reminder that every person’s time on Earth is limited, yet filled with so many opportunities to make an eternal existence out of themselves.
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Cancer and Chemo From a Wider Lens

Boddy began studying comparative oncology hoping to understand why some species are better equipped to weather cancer than others.
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The Wolf, the Dog and the Man

Four different methods were tested using the remains of domestic dogs, grey wolves, coyotes and various types of foxes.
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New Mobile COVID-19 Testing Unit Set Up in Santa Barbara

Because the location of the testing site isn’t stationary, greater coverage is provided by the unit, as it can be moved based on the current distribution of COVID-19 cases at the time.
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Lea Toubian Wins A.S. Presidency in Landslide Five Votes

ISLA VISTA – In what experts are calling an unprecedented voter turnout, Lea Toubian was elected A.S. president earlier this month with a landslide of five votes and a total voter count of five. The...
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National Guard Calls in CSOs For Inauguration Security

WASHINGTON –– Following the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, extensive security measures have been planned for the inauguration proceedings this Wednesday. Chief among these is the choice...
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Weekly COVID-19 Test Recipients Growing Bold, Kinky

UCSB recently made the decision to reopen select university-owned apartments for Winter 2021 in what we can only assume is an attempt to stop hemorrhaging money. The selective application process allo...
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In Photos | A Socially Distanced Start for Life at the Campus

As the university apartments welcomed new residents, Nexus photographers joined the students, parents and staff to witness the move-in that saw much change from typical times.
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In Photos | I.V. Houseless Residents Vacate Anisq’Oyo’ Park

As the encampments in Anisq’Oyo’ Park were removed, the camping area at the People’s Park continued to see an increase in occupancy.
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In Photos | Election Day in Isla Vista

Daily Nexus photographers documented scenes at polling places in I.V. throughout the day.
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Holy Matcha: San Diego’s First Matcha Cafe

There are not many other cafes that specialize purely in matcha, which makes Holy Matcha that much more noteworthy.
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Roasted Carrots with Orzo, Chickpeas, and Tahini Drizzle

With the weather cooling down, this cozy dish is such a comforting meal after a long day of online classes!
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Raw Cider Pickles

There’s literally only one step to making these amazing, crunchy pickles.
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