Features & Essays

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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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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Conversations with a 20-something: @liam.oce on content creation and virality

Fifth-year Liam Ereneta has captured the hearts of 20-somethings through his viral TikTok video series, "This week in 20-something-hood."
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UCSB sororities take an unconventional spin on sisterhoods

Two UC Santa Barbara sororities, Gamma Phi Beta (GPhi) and Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) have hosted what they coin unconventional sisterhoods at Seventh Dimension Dance.
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The Postal Service & Death Cab for Cutie celebrate 20 years of music at Santa Barbara Bowl

The Santa Barbara Bowl was transported back to the 2000s Saturday Oct. 14th to celebrate 20 years of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service’s breakthrough albums, “Transatlanticism” and “G...
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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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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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Driven and transparent: jomch on his debut album and being true to himself

Listening to the rhythmic, sentimental tunes of his album, one might think jomch has been releasing music for years — yet the rising artist started releasing music last summer. 
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SBIFF 2023: Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson receive the Cinema Vanguard Award

The award — presented to them by the film’s director, Martin McDonagh — celebrated their contribution to film over the course of their careers that expanded the foundation of their craft. 
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“Now, Voyager” sails miles ahead of its time

The Carsey-Wolf Center hosted a screening of the 1942 classic “Now, Voyager,” followed by a discussion led by professor E. Ann Kaplan about the film’s historical context.
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Big Hungry: A pretty good freshman meal

Forming friendships while learning to balance school, newfound independence and starting a band is not a typical freshman experience, and that’s why the members of Big Hungry are so unique.
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UCSB Arts & Lectures holds screenings of “Hiding in Plain Sight,” executively produced by Ken Burns

"Hiding in Plain Sight", which is executively produced by Academy Award nominee Ken Burns, aims to shed light on the crisis of mental health among young people in the United States. 
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Local photographer looks to bring the streets of Isla Vista together

The Instagram account @ivstreets currently has around 2,400 followers and shares a wide variety of daily posts featuring life in Isla Vista.
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Allison Russell wears her heart on her sleeve in debut album performance

On Nov. 16, UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures welcomed Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Russell to perform her debut album, “Outside Child,” at Campbell Hall.
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