Empowering the Next Generation for Higher Education

Kimberly Balmorez, now in her fourth year, knew she wanted to attend UC Santa Cruz when she visited campus in 2014 for Student-Initiated Outreach...

3,000 Beds with an Environmental Price Tag

At over 1,100 pages, the length and language of the Student Housing West (SHW) draft environmental impact report (EIR) may be daunting, but it...

The Divide: Gender Disparities in Math

Mathematics is a gateway to all science, technology, engineering and math majors. Systemic barriers throughout U.S. education bottleneck women’s representation from the elementary to...

All Stocked Up With Nowhere To Go

The Student Union Assembly (SUA) food pantry helped feed more than 1,200 students last month, going through 25-30 packages of food per night including...

The Many Faces of Capstone

In their efforts to manage the costs of meeting the demand for housing, UCSC administrators may have entered into contractual negotiations with Capstone Development...

Negotiations on the Table

UC union workers from across the state will meet at the bargaining table with the UC Board of Regents this week to renegotiate their...

BSU Demands, Six Months Later

When the university failed to meet the Black Student Union’s (BSU) demands last year, there was no business as usual. Now, six months after...

The Quarry Amphitheater Reopens

Eleven years and $8 million later, UC Santa Cruz’s Quarry Amphitheater was transformed this year from an abandoned pit in the center of campus...

Living in Silence

While other UC Santa Cruz seniors are anxious to find a job after graduation, Antonio’s* biggest concern is being able to live in the...

Challenging Machismo

Forty years ago, Luis Valdez created “Zoot Suit” to draw attention to Chicano culture in mainstream media. Now, Luis Valdez’s son, director Kinan Valdez,...


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