The Film Department’s Reel Deal

Film and digital media at UC Santa Cruz teaches students more than the typical shooting, editing and production aspects of film. After UCSC’s film department...

Q&A With Dr. Cornel West

Before his keynote address at “Speaker Blowout: Ferguson, Racism and the Media,” Dr. Cornel West sat down with a student media representative. Student Media: To start...

Students Occupy Humanities in Protest of Tuition Hike

Two UC Santa Cruz police officers notified students occupying Humanities 2 that they were in violation of university policy and California law. The officers notified the students, who have occupied the building for six days now, that continued occupation could lead to disciplinary action, including arrest. UCSC students have occupied the Humanities 2 building in response to the most recent tuition increase plan, opting to remain in the building until the plan passed by the UC Regents on Nov. 20 is revoked.

A Pact with Every Paper Plate

Keith McHenry is a 57-year-old vegan who, in 1980, co-founded an organization dedicated to providing the hungry with healthy food options and advocating against houselessness, war and poverty. The same year, he said the government declared him to be one of the most dangerous terrorists in the United States.

Students Hold Vigil in Solidarity with Ferguson

About 100 people gather for a candlelight vigil at Quarry Plaza on Nov. 24, to honor Michael Brown, who was killed by Officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury ruled to not indict Wilson after he killed the unarmed 18 year old.

County Unemployment Rate at Six-Year Low

Unemployment in Santa Cruz County dropped to 6.2 percent in September, the lowest rate since June 2008. California’s overall unemployment rate hit 7.3 percent, another low point since the recession, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Ordinance Proposes Regulated Spaces for Performers and Vendors

The new changes, which were unanimously approved on Oct. 28 to be voted on at the Nov. 18 meeting, will set up 61 color-coded spaces along Pacific Avenue where vendors and performers can stay for up to one hour.

Q&A With the New AIRC Director

Learn about about the American Indian Resource Centers new director

Troubled State of UC Lecturers

UC lecturer and American Federation of Teachers local chapter president Mike Rotkin said the UC system is a corporation. “They began looking for cheaper and...

The Driving Force Behind UCSC

 By Cindy Ho and Sandra Fernandez Though interactions between students and bus drivers at UC Santa Cruz are brief and often eclipsed by the daily...


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