Rebecca Robbins and Rebecca Bachman
Paul Wellman

A BIT OF TIME FOR R&R: Same name, same voracious appetite for news reporting, different styles — writing and otherwise. These are our Rebeccas, two gals who sit across from each other in the bullpen and provide a nice balance to our dude-dominated newsroom. Rebecca Bachman (right), a recent UCSB graduate, has written and edited for us on and off for awhile now, blogging from Rio de Janeiro and covering UC budget cuts. Rebecca Robbins, a current Harvard undergrad, just started her internship and hit the ground running with multiple pieces on the search for Ramona Price’s remains. Follow their work at and


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