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Halloween party scene in Isla Vista has become overrated


November 6, 2015

People come out of the darkness, babbling and holding each other up. Sirens go off in the distance. There are screams and people lying in the street. Smoke comes out of apartment windows. I counted three women at least half naked. By...

IV Halloween: Nighttime noise ordinance and street blockades

MARISSA WHISMAN, Associate Editor

October 23, 2015

UCSB and City College students as well as Isla Vista residents are beginning preparation for the annual spooky event of the 2015 school year throughout the streets of Isla Vista. Parking regulations enforced by the city of...

Isla Vista residents getting chance at self-governance

MARISSA WHISMAN, Associate Editor

October 7, 2015

For the first time in decades, Isla Vista residents will have a much bigger say in the governance of their town. Created with heavy input from Isla Vista residents, a new bill is set to change the life of students living the...

Housing demands continue to strangle City College students

KARMEN KODIA, Channels Staff

September 14, 2015

One of the biggest problems students face is finding housing when attending Santa Barbara City College. Many students struggle with the demand of rent prices. It would be perfect to live downtown by the beach and within a...

Isla Vista party and drug lifestyle leads to boredom and isolation


March 27, 2015

I moved to Isla Vista in the summer of 2014, ready to embrace the freedom of living away from home and experience what I had only heard through stories. From the legendary parties and sun-kissed women to the promise land for...

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