Gauchos for Recovery holds annual “Generation Recovery” festival

UC Santa Barbara’s Gauchos for Recovery “Generation Recovery” arts and music festival took place in Isla Vista's Anisq’Oyo Park on April 27.
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UCSB women in media

During Women’s History Month in March 2024, the Daily Nexus spoke with women from multiple campus organizations about their experience in the media industry.
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SBIFF 2024: Writers panel features minds behind Academy Award-nominated films

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival would not be possible without the talented writers behind those beloved movies, seven of them speaking at the panel on Feb. 13.
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SBIFF 2024: Two UCSB student documentaries featured at festival

“The Salt on our Skin” and “841” were created by UCSB students through the Coastal Media Project nine-week summer program. 
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UCSB love stories

The Daily Nexus conducted a social media form calling out for UC Santa Barbara couples that met on campus and are still together. Here are their stories.
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The beat behind The Doors: In conversation with John Densmore

“Did you ever hang out in Isla Vista?” a girl asked in the audience. “We burned the bank down!” replied John Densmore, drummer of 1960’s rock band The Doors.
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Remembering Dave from the Grave: KCSB Super Listener

The Graveman, Dave from the Grave, David Schoof was an avid KCSB fanst. A music fan through and through, he passed away in early 2023, but his KCSB legacy (as a true radio listener) lives on.
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Bidding farewell to the Beatles with last song “Now and Then”

Regarded as the last song all four Beatles will be credited with, “Now And Then” marks the closing chapter of arguably the greatest rock band of all time.
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Simply Stated: Why do we love true crime?

It starts with a murder. It always starts with a murder (or something along the same lines). Then come the police and detectives and interviews of witnesses, friends, family. And then the ultimate rev...
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Student turned documentarian: Sol Lopez on “Driven”

From studying at community college to now co-editing a documentary, fourth-year film and media studies major Sol Lopez has immersed herself in the world of a real-life working documentary. 
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Guide to the Isla Vista band scene

With dozens of student-created bands, concerts and events dedicated to music, Santa Barbara is a music hub of its own. Here is Artsweek’s official guide to the I.V. music scene.
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Editors’ choice: Best of I.V. bands

As an essential part of Isla Vista culture, there is truly nothing like the band scene. Here are the Artsweek Editors' picks for the Best I.V. Bands of the 2022-23 school year!
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Extravaganza 2023: Galantis, Remi Wolf, Destroy Lonely bring extravagant success

A partly cloudy Santa Barbara Sunday and Associated Students Program Board brought a large crowd of students to UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium on May 21 for the annual Gaucho-only Extravaganza ev...
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Keeping up with trends is the only thing to get out of Netflix’s “Outer Banks” season 3

Season one jumped to the top of Netflix’s “Top 10 TV Shows” overnight. Now, season three has too many loopholes and unresolved ends that risk the show becoming a new version of Riverdale. 
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Bringing the band scene to campus: A.S. Program Board’s “Battle of the Bands”

UC Santa Barbara’s Associated Students Program Board brought the I.V. band party scene to the middle of campus, giving students a chance to jam out on a rainy night. 
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