Grammys: Still So White?

Last year’s Grammys left people so astounded that Adele’s “25” took album of the year over Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” even Adele cracked her Grammy in...

Bitter and Frustrated: A Retrospective of Pop Music in 2017

With political and social tensions increasing in the U.S., disturbance from this broken climate consumed American pop music in 2017. Artists responded to a...

Spain and Portugal’s Jewish and Arabic Baroque Music

Spanish, Hebrew and Arabic songs rang through the Music Center Recital hall during the Santa Cruz Baroque festival on April 29. Many of the...

The Struggle to Find Common Ground

Through the past three years, the Camper Park at UC Santa Cruz has quickly changed from the lost sculptures, murals and rainbows which have...


Nationwide, transgender people are faced with gender norm policing and oppression by cisgender privilege daily. While visibility around trans oppression has increased socially,  agency...


Flowing skirts, bright colors and the sound of live Mariachi players are only a few sights and sounds attendees of the 46th annual Grupo...

Queerness, Latinidad and Joy

“I don’t think we allow ourselves to experience joy,” said queer Latinx writer Gabby Rivera. “A lot of our narratives are centered around oppression...

Bringing the Bay to Santa Cruz

Two mothers, a recent high school graduate and an ex-backup singer were among the five Bay Area performers that dropped their beats and lyrics...

Empowering the Next Generation for Higher Education

Story by Daniela Gonzalez and Hannah Ross Kimberly Balmorez, now in her fourth year, knew she wanted to attend UC Santa Cruz when she visited...

Anakbayan Holds Space for Inclusive Approach to Housing Justice

Ten blocks were forced into one as Manilatown, San Francisco experienced a devastating loss of culture in the 1970s. When San Francisco’s push for...


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