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The Isla Vista party scene has changed after the Deltopia Riot

Maxton Schulte, Channels Staff

April 20, 2018

Is Deltopia weekend approaching its final chapter? Let's be honest with ourselves, it is. As a former short-time resident of Isla Vista, I have experienced the madness that the community is known for and have been noticing the college town finally maturing. Since Isla Vist...

Report details 2-year effort to improve Isla Vista’s image


April 29, 2016

The I.V. Safe committee has been very active in working to make Isla Vista a safer place over the past two years, and has recently released a Report to the People, which details the efforts. In March of 2014, District Attorney Joyce Dudley went to a group...

Responsibility of preventing Deltopia falls on IV residents

DANI LAVI, Channels Staff

March 25, 2016

Isla Vista is home to a few truly notorious events; one of these infamous weekends goes by the name of Deltopia. This town surrounding UC Santa Barbara, which has been named one of the biggest party schools in the nation by multiple online publications, hosts wild parties every single week...

Watching as ‘savages’ turn her Isla Vista home into Helltopia

MARIA CESARI, Channels Staff

April 11, 2014

Shattered glass and beer cans covered the street, and I watched from afar as police used batons to tame the drunken savages who were destroying Isla Vista. How I could call this place my home? Isla Vista is known for being a party town, but nobody was prepared for the chaos tha...

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