Monthly Archives: April 2014

Letters : Opinion: Reign in the Gauchoholics

Have you ever considered that Westmont College and Santa Barbara City College never make the news in the same way as UCSB? I don’t deny the fact that students from these colleges may in fact be participants in the revelry that occurs every single weekend in I.V. and twice a year during Halloween and Deltopia. But the fact of the matter is, a party atmosphere has never been allowed to develop on or near these campuses like it has in I.V. If you think there is nothing that can be done about the recent riot during Deltopia, consider the fact that Cal Poly San Luis Obispo used to have some similar problems twice a year during Cal Poly Royal and Mardi Gras, but the city and the university teamed up and shut it all down. more

‘It’s a Girl’ screening points to gendercide issues

Give Her Life was founded April 2013 by Westmont College alumna Elizabeth Reno.

“If you remove women from society, it kind of affects everybody,” Reno said. “So there are lots of ways that it has global impact, and removing women is what drives a lot of things like trafficking, and child-brides being married to much older men, and bride buying, and even now having millions and millions of Indian and Chinese men [who] will never be able to find wives. … It affects a society to have millions of single men.” more

The Magic of Matcha

Lauren Danson, owner of Mizuba Tea Company, has been a tea fanatic for as long as she can remember. The Santa Barbara native said that her mother would give her a cup of tea before school every morning, and when Danson began attending college at Westmont, she hosted weekly tea parties out of her dorm room. more

Track & field: A weekend of bests

The women’s team accumulated 27 points and tied with NCAA Division I school UC Santa Barbara to fall just behind Division I outfit Cal Poly (46.50). The men’s team totaled 19 points, cruising behind Cal State Stanislaus (25) and ahead of Westmont College (13). more

Smith, Schwartz Prevail at Sam Adams Invitational

On a windy day at Westmont College, J. Patrick Smith and Lindsay Schwartz won the decathlon and heptathlon at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational on Saturday. more

Schwartz, Smith land Adams wins

Santa Barbara’s Lindsay Schwartz put up a staggering 5,942 points — the highest point total in the U.S. this year — en route to winning the heptathlon at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational at the Westmont College Track on Saturday. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos edged out in home pool by Rainbows


Brandon Gildea’s three-run home run punctuating a seven-run first inning of the opener.

Russell Harmening (9-1) allowed just one earned run in seven innings to get the pitching win for Westmont (24-14, 15-13 GSAC).

Brent Fukushima was 5-for-6 on the day (7-for-10 in the three-game series). more

SAM ADAMS COMBINED EVENTS INVITATIONAL: Locals stand out amongst the stars

While Friday’s Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational at the Westmont College Track featured world champions and Olympians, including decathlon gold medalist and world record holder Ashton Eaton, two locals stood above all. After the completion of the first of two days of competition, Dos Pueblos alum J.P. Patrick leads the decathlon and former UCSB All-American Barbara Nwaba is tops in the heptathlon. more

Chargers’ Buratto deals gem

The Chargers will play again on Monday against Mira Costa at Westmont College. Then it’s down south to USC, where DP will face the top team in the country, Harvard-Westlake, in a non-league showdown. more

Track and field: Panthers compete at Big Blue Classic

KNODLE, LINDAMAN AT SAM ADAMS INVITE – Paige Knodle and Ben Lindaman were at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. and both improved on their standing after day one. more