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Santa Barbara plans to improve transportation, add new housing

Maddy Simonsen, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, or SBCAG, is currently planning to modernize and implement new housing and transportation structures for the next thirty years. The Association is actively looking for input o...

Westmont forms partnership with Santa Barbara Symphony

Chloe White, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

Recently, Westmont announced a new partnership with the Santa Barbara Symphony to work with its music education program. This alliance will provide an opportunity for Westmont orchestra students to shine brightly in their fiel...

State Street remains lively while ensuring health and safety guidelines

Madison Smoak, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

The return of the National Football League has brought a long-awaited sense of energy to businesses on State Street. For many typical sports hotspots, business had declined since the Super Bowl in February due to restrictions...

Westmont plans to shift from online learning to outdoor classes

Kelli Burell, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

After much patience and perseverance, the students of Westmont will finally return to campus with in-person classes beginning on Monday, Sept. 28. Most classes will be held in various outdoor venues around campus, while others wil...

New program seeks to create an inclusive LGBTQ+ community on campus

Chloe White, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

LGBTQ+ students and Westmont’s community guidelines are two historically separate yet important parts of the Westmont community. Now they are being united through a new on-campus ministry called Nexus. Announced during last...

Local mental health organizations adapt to serve patients remotely

Maddy Simonsen, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health issues, including suicide attempts, anxiety, and depression, have increased in the Santa Barbara region. To alleviate these problems, Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM), the Mental We...

The scoop on move-in: student information about going back

Chloe White, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

As the time draws near for students to repopulate campus, everyone is in a frenzy to know exactly what’s happening in order to be most prepared. That said, there has been much speculation and uncertainty about what it will ...

COVID-19’s effects on social media

Lawrence Eady, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Over half of Americans get their news from social media, and because of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, reliance on social media as a news source is affecting many Americans.  According to multiple Pew Research Center su...

Effects of COVID-19 on Santa Barbara

Lawrence Eady, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

The first COVID-19-related death in Santa Barbara County has been confirmed. Officials have not released a great deal of information about the patient, but this event may serve as an awakening to many residents in the county wh...

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