The Fight Isn’t Over

“Walkout! Walkout!” In 1968, students in East Los Angeles high schools realized they weren’t receiving access to the same opportunities as their peers. After months...

Día de los Muertos: From Childhood to College

Lighting candles is a tradition that radiates on Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Flames illuminate the path for spirits of...

‘The Normal Heart’ Historicizes AIDS Crisis

This November, students can learn more about the history and struggle for gay rights in UC Santa Cruz’s live theater performance “The Normal Heart,” showing Nov. 1-10 in the experimental theater.

Into the Void

As ripples of energy radiated from the collision of two black holes, a new one — 62 times the mass of our sun —...

‘Fight the Hike Art Movement’ Engages with Privatization

By Gabrielle Garcia and Sandra Fernandez Feb. 27 will be a day full of artful protest for the participants and viewers of “Privatized Minds //...

Porter’s Musicality Rings Out Center Stage

Over the mic, the announcer welcomed over 100 people to what he called the “Woodstock of UCSC.” Band after band shuffled on and off...

Santa Cruz Music Festival Set to Rock Downtown

Back for a third year in a row, Santa Cruz Music Festival (SCMF) will sprawl across downtown Santa Cruz venues including The Catalyst, Woodstock’s...

Modernizing the Classics

Experimental music is an undefinable art form pushing boundaries and transforming music within classical and electronic genres. The genre is broadly considered to be music...

Laborers: the Unspoken Narrative

A mother and daughter push against loose mud to haul a ship up a river. A stooped woman shoulders a bale of hay. These...

Selling you the Science of Street Rap

In between spitting grit and rawness about the harsh realities of drugs, death and a hard life, humility poured through the mic as Freddie...


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