It is no secret that the nightlife in Isla Vista, and its residents, are like no other. With the omicron variant limiting what students were able to achieve during the first half of the winter quarter, as well as a large number of our students studying at home, the vitality of Isla Vista was disappearing. However, now that midterm season has begun and the first week of in-person classes has just concluded, the sounds of I.V. have definitely increased. Here’s an inside look at I.V. nightlife as seen through the eyes of UC Santa Barbara students. It’s made up of a collection of stories and activities that a few of our I.V. students love doing in their spare time. These different stories and activities range from mountain parties to backyard music concerts to simply just Del Playa madness.

(Joela Rodriguez and Ewa Zakrzewska \ Daily Nexus)


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