Walker Canyon, like rocky regions all across California, has flourished with wildflowers of all different colors for the past two weeks. Annual blooms are common, but the recent fires and floods, combined with the abnormally frigid winter, which locked water in the soil, laid the groundwork for an unprecedented bloom. Reports suggest this is the biggest bloom seen since 2005, and people are desperate to document the action. Places like Anza-Borrego State Park are packed with wildflowers and p...


Wildflower super bloom s...

by Alec Jutila

Time to read: 3 minutes
3 months ago

Last Tuesday, Amnesty International published a report investigating civilian= casualties in Somalia as a result of U.S. airstrikes against extremist group Al-Shabaab. The report, “The Hidden U.S. War in Somalia: Civilian Casualties from Air Strikes in Lower Shabelle”, accuses the U.S. military of participating in “attacks that may have violated international humanitarian law (IHL) and could, in some cases, constitute war crimes.” On March 20th, two days after the report’s publication, the...


Department of Defense ac...

by Emily Evans

Time to read: 4 minutes
3 months ago

On March 18 the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at UC Santa Barbara held a vigil at Storke Tower to honor the lives that were lost at the Christchurch Mosque terrorist attack on March 15. The Daily Nexus reports that over 200 people—faculty, students, and community—were present to stand in solidarity with the many in New Zealand who are suffering as a result of the shootings. The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has labelled the event a “terrorist attack.” According to Vox, ...


UCSB Muslim Student Asso...

by Erin Bunnell

Time to read: 3 minutes
3 months ago