Columns/Features

UCSB Women’s Ultimate Recruiting for 2020-2021 Season

 The Burning Skirts will be holding a virtual information session this Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 8 to 9 p.m., and they encourage anyone with even a speck of interest to attend and hear more about their te...
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Marella To Swim Ten Miles for COVID Relief

Rather than donate to a countrywide organization, Marella has opted to raise funds for Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara County.
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UCSB Intramural Faces No Lag in Building Out Successful ESports Program

Despite a pre-COVID reluctance, the Intramural team seems to have embraced ESports
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Alum Recounts How Kobe Brought Purple & Gold Euphoria to UCSB

Kobe had shown himself to be, without a doubt, the most accessible Laker, the kindest one and the most devoted to his fans. 
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Leading the Charge: Women of the UCSB Surf Team Turn the Tides Against Sexism

Even though I.V. may seem to be a haven to those who share a love of the ocean, struggles for female surfers lurk just below the surface.
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U.S. Soccer’s Megan Rapinoe: The Hero Our Democracy Deserves

Opinion editor and newly converted footy fan Harper Lambert on how the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup lent her a new perspective on patriotism.
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Athlete Q & A: Justin Holcomb and Arianna Tong

Recently, we were able to talk to the president of UCSB’s Santa Barbara Powerlifting (SBPL) Club, Justin Holcomb, and club member Arianna Tong.
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How Community is Built at a Mid-Major School

Sports editor Omar Hernandez breaks down how students here at UCSB have created community through sports in the past, in the present, and how they will hopefully in the future.
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The Greatest Shooter in the Game: An Ode to Steph Curry

Sports editor Omar Hernandez breaks down why Steph Curry belongs on the Mount Rushmore of NBA players.
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Top Storylines To Follow Heading Into the 2019 NFL Draft

Staff writer Richard Benites breaks down all of the juicy storylines in this year's upcoming NFL Draft.
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Hard Work Pays Off: Jovanovic’s Record-Breaking Season and Water Polo’s Bright Future

Staff writer Richard Benites profiles Boris Jovanovic, one of the most dominant and unique athletes to play on the UCSB men's water polo squad.
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Proposal For a Smaller, More-Balanced NBA

Staff writer Spencer Ault voices his proposal for a cutback of NBA teams, from 30 to 24.
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Freshman Setter Olivia Lovenburg’s Immediate Impact

Olivia Lovenberg has been dominant in her first year on the UCSB women's volleyball team, even earning a place on the Big West All-Freshman team. Staff writer Jake Ciccone explains how she got to that...
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Reuben Foster Signed, NFL Remains Complicit to Domestic Violence

Staff writer Brandon Victor expresses his disgust at the recent signing of NFL player Reuben Foster by the Washington Redskins.
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Together Again, Conteh, Michael, Enjoy Bond Like No Other

Staff writer Brandon Victor captures the unique relationship shared between UCSB men's soccer teammates Rodney Michael and Sahid Conteh.
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