UCSB Library Creates Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration for the Month of January

The commemoration includes a wide variety of materials, some of which are available for students to check out.
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National Weather Service Calls Off Tsunami Advisory for Santa Barbara County

A dispatcher at SBSO said that residents of Del Playa Drive — which is positioned directly above Isla Vista beach — had no reason for concern and would be unaffected by the potential surge.
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International Students Facing Travel Restrictions Amid Remote Winter Quarter

From mandatory quarantining for international travel to rising prices in booking flights, home has now become an unattainable destination for many international students. 
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Where is the Green Badge for Mental Health?

Devin Anderson critiques the campus' response to an ongoing mental health crisis amidst its students and the true depths of its severity.
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Introverts Are Not Immune — But Everyone Thinks We Are

Yiu-On Li provides an introspective reflection on the impact of the pandemic on introverts.
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Jingling to the Jukebox

Katie Caracciolo explores the emotional nuances contained in holiday music's snowy package.
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UCSB Swimming Looks for a Strong Finish to the Season

Kyle Brill dominated with a first-place finish. Another freshman standout, Taber daCosta, finished second in the 1650-yard freestyle. Senior Kian Brouwer, junior Dominic Falcon and sophomore Corban Mc...
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Attendance Policy Remains Unchanged

However, now that some students will be returning to campus, the athletic department’s choices have become more complicated. UCSB will need to make a decision soon, as the men’s basketball team pl...
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Women’s Basketball Carries 5-Game Winning Streak Into 2022

The Gauchos have managed to string together a 5-game win streak. During the streak, UC Santa Barbara has dominated their opponents, winning the games by no less than 8 points and beating Bethesda Univ...
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12 Upcoming Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2022

Here, we recommend 12 zany, interesting and thought-provoking books to add to your Goodreads list straightaway.
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In Review: Purgatory Sounds Like a Hell of a Time in The Weeknd’s “Dawn FM”

The Weeknd’s ambitions to bend genres and explore new sonic territories within his own paracosm results in a record that is quite commendable, if not dazzlingly timeless.
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On This Day: El Salvador’s Civil War in Three Songs

As an act of unforgetting and to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Chapultepec Peace Accords, here's a look at a few songs that were written about the Salvadoran Civil War.
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At North Campus Open Space, Years of Restoration Work Unveil a Transformed Landscape

In a landmark conservation deal with the Trust for Public Land in 2013, Ocean Meadows Golf Club was sold by its owner, Mark Green, for $7 million, with a further $10 million raised to facilitate the g...
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Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at zwitterionic SPEs, plant population dynamics, and the prospect of interstellar space travel.
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How The Omicron Variant Impacts Our Path To COVID-19 Endemicity

Eventually, COVID-19 can be labeled as endemic, but until we increase vaccination rates to slow transmission, limit hospitalization and death to ease strain on the healthcare system, we aren’t quite...
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Chancellor Yang: “Babe, What Do You Mean the Other UCs are All Going Online? That Must Have Been a Bad Dream…”

Wait, what? Don’t even think about bringing up the hotel dorms right now, babe, I can’t believe you would do that. That really hurts. I can’t believe this. Can we just drop this? Please? That’...
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Horrifying! Chancellor Yang is a Sagittarius – Here Are Our Top 3 Predictions for Sag Season

PASADO RD, ISLA VISTA – A soft wash of silence fell over the houses on the 66 block of Pasado Road last Sunday. “Finally,” sophomore Capri Khorn let out with a sigh, propping her feet up atop he...
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Keg N Bottle Patron Revealed To Be Three Freshmen in a Trench Coat

Disclaimer: This is a real news story, and any similarity or relationship to fictional persons, monsters, fairies and deities living or dead is a mere coincidence. ISLA VISTA, CALIFORNIA — Late ...
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In Photos | Fall 2021 Recap

As we returned to campus for in-person instruction since the COVID-19 pandemic closures, there were mask requirements and daily screening COVID-19 surveys that were implemented into our new norm of be...
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In Photos | Neighborhood Plug: Cimelia Creations

When Amelia Busenhart left home for college, she began making jewelry with treasures she found on long beach walks and ocean jumps with her friends. These tokens symbolize home and the mark of another...
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In Photos | Overview of Men’s Water Polo Against Pepperdine

The crowd at Campus Pool witnessed an entertaining, high-scoring game between the UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team and Pepperdine University on Nov. 13, with the Gauchos prevailing 16-13. ...
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Grace’s Guide to Trader Joe’s

I sit down with my good friend Grace, a second-year environmental science major and spirited TJ’s employee, to hear her tips on how anyone can maximize their enjoyment of this grocery wonder. 
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Brothy Beans with Mushrooms

A super perfect, toasty, brothy, soupy bean recipe for a chilly, insulation-free I.V. night.
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Janchi-Guksu

Traditionally for large gatherings, janchi-guksu has an understated flavor profile that is warmly comforting — kind of like a hug in a bowl. 
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