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Faculty Member Faces Scrutiny in Book

Allegations that anthropologists, including one former UCSB professor, deliberately infected a South American Indian tribe with an epidemic and falsified evidence of violence among the group have spar...
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Salvation Army Santas: Eat Your Hearts Out

Pessimists often say one person can't make a difference. Twenty-one-year-old UCSB junior Gabriel Scherger knows he can. The geography and pre-med major's holiday ideology revolves around the notion th...
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Internet Bookseller Goes Under After Facing Fierce Competition

BigWords.com, an online college textbook vendor, shut down on Oct. 20 after laying off close to 100 workers, leaving employees and competitors to ponder the reasons for their demise and the financial ...
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Ambassador Discuses Border Policy

Mexico's improving economy warrants an open-border policy with the United States, Mexican economist and ambassador Dr. Cassio Luiselli Fernandez told an audience in the Chicano studies conference room...
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Tis the Season

Feature photo - Students from CalPIRG's hunger and homeless division, including Jennifer Dyball, Tim Poulin, and Lori La Riva, packed almost 300 lunches for the homeless Monday in front of the UCen.
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University Negotiates Nuclear Labs Contract

Debate over the extension and revision of nuclear laboratory management contracts between the University of California and the Dept. of Energy (DOE) has stoked a fire under UCSB professors, who have h...
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Local Charity Raises Record-High amount for Relief Efforts Abroad

Despite tremendous worldwide need for medical equipment, Direct Relief International is working to fill in the gaps for 47 different countries through efforts from its Santa Barbara headquarters.
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UCSB Men’s Group Sponsors Breast Resource Center’s Cancer Seminar

Determined to undo negative male stereotypes, a group of Latino men helped orchestrate a workshop last weekend designed to teach women the value of preventive care.
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Hmong Students Commemorate Ancestral Asian Traditions

The UCSB Hmong Student Union celebrated its New Year on Saturday at Girsh Park in Goleta.
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Armed Machines Ready to Unleash Fury, Annihilation

Meet Dr. Inferno Jr.: a 2-foot tall robot with saws for arms, carbon-fiber armor, a "Terminator 2"-style metal skeleton, and most importantly, a nasty penchant for destruction.
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Locals Will Run to Help Sick in ‘Chicken Soup’ Turkey Trot

This Saturday people will be walking, running and trotting for their health and the health of others.
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S.T.A.R Urges Smokers to Quit in Attempt to Promote Better Health

The American Cancer Society (ACS) sponsored Thursday the 24th-annual Great American Smokeout (GAS), urging students to stamp out their butts and spare their lungs.
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Fame and Leering in L.A.

6:55 p.m. Dear God! If four stoners could ever leave on time for anything the world would stop turning, the universe's expansion would come to a screeching halt.
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Runing Low on REM

After a full night of activity, an owl can sleep through the day. After a full night of tossing and turning, Andrew Ostarello has to attend classes, track practice and wind ensemble rehearsals.
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