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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...

Student says to care for body and mind, enjoy Santa Barbara

JACKIE COBOS, Channels Staff

March 24, 2017

There is no doubt that Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful––and most expensive––places to live, but unfortunately many students don’t often have the chance to appreciate the beauty of it due to the amount of stress...

SBCC student favors safety over Del Playa oceanfront living

Brooke Snow, Channels Staff

February 20, 2017

Imagine coming home to a chunk of your apartment’s balcony lying in the ocean and being forced to find a new place to live because your home no longer feels safe. That’s what happened to several students at City College and UCSB about three weeks ago at the 6600 block of Del Playa Dr. in Isla Vi...

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