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President Trump acquitted day after State of the Union Address

Caleb Marll, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Last week was eventful for American politics, as the 2020 presidential election cycle officially began, and President Trump’s impeachment trial concluded. The week began Monday night in Iowa, which was the first state to be...

Measure to increase Lompoc sales tax added to 2020 presidential ballot

Wesley Brown, News Editor

February 12, 2020

The Lompoc City Council recently voted unanimously to place Measure I2020 on their 2020 presidential ballot. The controversial Measure would increase their sales tax by 1% up to 8.75%. The proposed policy would generate nearly $5...

Storage Shed to be converted for use by homeless community

Madison Smoke, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Could a transitional storage unit alleviate homeless in the Santa Barbara community? Members of the Santa Barbara community are currently raising awareness about a potential storage unit that would store the belongings of the ...

Homeless man maintains parole after breaking and entering

Ransom Bergen, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

One might expect a court of law to be a solemn and silent place, yet on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 28, Department 2 of the Santa Barbara Courthouse is surprisingly noisy. A 94-year-old door opens every other minute, screeching ...

Falconers defend Miramar from invading seagulls

Lawrence Eady, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Nobody wants a beautiful day of rest and relaxation ruined by the constant seagull banter of “Mine! Mine! Mine!” and the potential “treats” that the birds drop as they fly around. Management of the Rosewood Miramar Beach i...

Change for the Director of ICP

Kat Marquez, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

After eight years of racial justice education, Jason Cha, director of the Intercultural Programs (ICP), included in his weekly email that this will be his last semester at Westmont in this position. Recently, I had the pleasure of...

Coronavirus in California but not Santa Barbara

Caleb Marll, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Last Friday afternoon, the third case of the novel Coronavirus was confirmed in California. The illness, which originated in the Hubei province of China, has been closely monitored by domestic and international health organizati...

Adventures in Traffic Court

Ransom Bergen, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

The date is Tuesday, Jan 14. Traffic Court, Department 12 of the Santa Barbara Courthouse, is an anxiety-stricken place. Fingers tap armrests in agitation. The bailiff passes out laminated informational sheets, which everyone immediat...

Santa Barbara to participate in the Point-in-Time count on Wednesday

Caleb Marll, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Hundreds of volunteers will take to the streets early in the morning on Wednesday, Jan. 29, to help run Santa Barbara County’s Point-in-Time count. The count, sponsored by United Way, aims to gather accurate data about thos...

WRJ revisits the conversation on White Masculinity

Kat Marquez, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

This past Wednesday, Jan. 22, one of Intercultural Program’s six organizations, White Students for Racial Justice (WRJ) — previously named Racial Equality and Justice (REJ) —  presented an outreach event at the GLC Simmo...

ICP Roundtables initiated this spring semester:

Kat Marquez, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

In light of the continuing conversation on race and ethnicity, the Intercultural Programs (ICP) begins a new initiative this spring semester called “ICP Roundtables.” The creation of the Roundtables enables the six Intercultural O...

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