The Channels

Isla Vista massacre gave me a new understanding, appreciation of life

Michael Narciso, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

If I could describe my childhood in one word, it would be fear. I was raised in Isla Vista, a community that is heavily populated by college students.  I’m not here to lie, Isla Vista is a fun place for parties and exc...

Opioid abuse in college students is on the rise, it needs to stop

Isabel Ivancovich, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

After living in Isla Vista for a year and a half, I thought I had seen it all when it comes to college parties. When I think about my time here, opioids don’t necessarily come to mind. These substances have never been brou...

The recklessness of IV’s Bird scooters is endangering lives

Rian Noel Pitts-Lopez, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Bird scooters, electric scooters that can be rented out via an app, just hit the streets of Isla Vista – and so will students if they are not careful. As I was driving to pick up a friend from her house in Isla Vista I nearly ran into a...

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...

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