Local Past “Jeopardy!” Contestants Reflect on Alex Trebek’s Legacy

For the UC Santa Barbara and Isla Vista community members who met Alex Trebek while on “Jeopardy!,” the memories that they have shared with him will endure for a lifetime.
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Social Media Is a Threat to America’s Growing Political Divide

Melody Chen unpacks the power social media wields over political discourse in an online era.
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Most On-Campus Labs Remain Empty as Research Continues To Operate Virtually

Despite the shuttering of on-campus research and limitations on project ideas, researchers remain optimistic about the future.
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“It’s fun and not fun watching from the outside”: UCSB International Students Discuss U.S. Election

Some international students said it was difficult watching the election unfold without being able to actively participate in it. 
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California Wildfires Ravage Life Among UCSB Students

The closest wildfire to I.V. is the Bobcat Fire, which has burned over to 115,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles as of Oct. 7.
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Argument in the Office: 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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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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