Student Gov

Term in Review: S.A.G. Geovany Lucero

Lucero emphasized that their advocacy efforts represent an initial step in repairing the student body’s image of A.S. and redressing harm.
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Term in Review: EVPSA Esmeralda Quintero-Cubillan

Throughout their time in office, a passion for empowering and advocating for marginalized communities from a place of empathy remained the clear center of Quintero-Cubillan’s work.
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Term in Review: A.S. President Yuval Cohen

Yuval Cohen campaigned on a platform of addressing two main issues: basic needs and academic support.
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Associated Students elections are broken. Eliminating parties will only make it worse.

This year’s historically low election turnout makes it clear: Associated Students is failing to connect with the student body.
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A.S. Elections Conclude With Historic Low Voter and Candidate Turnout; Seven Senate Seats Remain Unfilled

1,849 students did not finish filling out their ballots or did not click submit, rendering their votes void, A.S. Elections Board announced during the Zoom webinar where results were displayed. 
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A.S. Elections Voting Extended Through Sunday

UC Santa Barbara’s Associated Students Elections Board has extended voting for spring 2022-23 elections until Sunday, April 24.  The voter threshold for Associated Students (A.S.) elections is 20% ...
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Low Candidate Turnout In 2022-23 A.S. Elections

Shannon Hollingsworth, chair of the A.S. Elections Board, attributed the low candidate turnout to UCSB’s return to in-person instruction after years of being online from COVID-19. 
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Gurleen Pabla for A.S. President

The Nexus believes that Pabla will be dedicated to the work of the Office of the President and hopes that she will further develop imaginative and engaging initiatives that benefit the student body. 
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Marvia Cunanan for External Vice President for Statewide Affairs

Cunanan — who is running unopposed — is focused on advocating for disability justice, protecting funding for safe spaces for marginalized students and calling for accountability in UC investments.
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Jessy Gonzalez for Internal Vice President

Gonzalez’s experience and goals are reflective of a candidate who can take the reins of a Senate beginning its in-person operations and elevate the conduct and productivity of the IVP office and the...
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Hailey Stankiewicz for External Vice President of Local Affairs

The Nexus believes that Stankiewicz has a comprehensive understanding of local government and is deeply passionate about serving all Isla Vista residents.
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Shva Star for Student Advocate General

The Nexus believes that Star’s institutional knowledge, passion and lived experiences give her the empathy and experience to succeed as Student Advocate General.
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2022 A.S. Elections To Begin Phase-Out of Parties, Campaign In-Person

Both Associated Students (A.S.) parties registered in the election — the Isla Vista Party and Storke Party — are participating this year but, unlike previous years, they are making an effort to mo...
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Four A.S. Senators Resign During 2021-22 School Year; Six New Senators Appointed

Bee Schaefer said that, although this year’s Senate hasn’t been as politically polarized as in years past, serving on the Senate still comes with pressure. 
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UCSB Student Esmeralda Quintero-Cubillan Holds EVPSA, UCSA and RA Positions

As Quintero-Cubillan recounts, their basic needs advocacy work as a senator and as EVPSA was and is not just political, but extremely personal.
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