Finding Identity Through Comedic Relief

On Saturday evening, a crowd of about 200 students at Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room laughed along with Asian American comedians Irene Tu...

Bringing Cultural Perspectives to the Table

At the University of California, 19 percent of students encounter “very low” food security, which the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines as...

‘A Raisin in the Sun’

The Play Lorraine Hansberry planted 1959’s social issues into her social drama “A Raisin in the Sun” and its groundbreaking universality enthralled Broadway, making her...

Memories of Black Womanhood

Morgan Jerkins, feminist author, reflected on her experiences as a Black girl growing up with internal pressure to emulate white beauty standards. She described...

Q&A with Professor Paul Ortiz

In fewer than 300 pages, professor Paul Ortiz tries to regain years of African American and Latinx misrepresentation in U.S. history by highlighting the...

A Conversation with Adilah Barnes

Award-winning actress, acclaimed author and one of the most in uential UCSC alumni — Adilah Barnes has returned to the stage to play the...

Prefiguring Justice through Art

Eleven galleries across Santa Cruz County joined a collaborative exhibition series called Spoken/Unspoken, which illustrates many forms of protest art. Each gallery takes a...

Multiverse of Body, Sound, Light

From “imagination” to “transformation” to “multiverse,” the theme of this year’s Random with a Purpose explores the ways different mediums of art can contribute...


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

From School to Prison and Back

Edgar Fuentes* was 10 the first time he smoked meth, 12 the first time he went to juvenile hall, and 13 when he was...


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