Eye on Isla Vista

WelcomeToIslaVistaThe original article is featured as a part of the Santa Barbara Independent’s weekly online “Eye on Isla Vista” column. When I agreed to write for the column on a monthly basis the editor told me  I could write about anything – my experience living there, new businesses, changes in laws – as long as it pertained to IV. So, for my first contribution, I chose to write about my experience over the past two years living in the tiny, glorified slum of reckless college students. I hope my piece effectively conveys to you the love-hate relationship most people have with the one square mile of overpriced real estate in one of the most beautiful places on earth and that the single, lone, and unimpressed commenter clearly didn’t understand. Continue reading