CRES Approved as UCSC’s Newest Major

For many years, UCSC was the only UC without an ethnic studies program. Four years after the initial proposal, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies will be offered to undergraduates as a major and to graduate students as a designated emphasis, the graduate equivalent of a minor.

September Regents Update

  Regents Vote to Not Divest from Fossil Fuels During a meeting in September, the UC Regents voted against divestment from fossil fuels after a task...

Inmates Find Creative Expression with the ART Initiative

Saturday mornings for women in the Blaine Street medium security jail in Santa Cruz is a time to self-reflect through art projects, such as writing letters to their future selves in an attempt to encourage rehabilitation.

Napolitano: Assessing Tuition Increase ‘Just the Arithmetic’

With the anniversary of UC President Janet Napolitano’s appointment, the UC Office of the President invited student journalists to ask President Napolitano questions regarding her first year as well as her initiatives moving forward.

The Admissions Funnel

City on a Hill Press takes a deeper look at each stage of the admissions funnel in the past five years to understand the changes in the size of UCSC's student body.

Riding to Fight AIDS

More than 200 cyclists will ride along the coast through Aptos, Santa Cruz and Watsonville to raise money to fight AIDS for the 14th annual Surf City AIDS Ride this Sunday. The 100 mile ride is the largest contributor to the Santa Cruz AIDS Project.

5 Deals For Students on a Budget

When you're on a budget, try to find deals like these!

Protesters March In Solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri

Santa Cruz residents took to the streets in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri following the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

Quick Guide to Making the Move Off Campus

Finding an apartment and settling in can be a tricky process. Here are some tips to ease the transition from on-campus to off-campus housing.

8 Places to Visit While You’re in Santa Cruz

There is a lot to do in Santa Cruz, especially during the weekend, but it can be hard to find some of the best locales if you don’t know where to look. We’ve put a short list together of some of the best attractions in our city by the sea.


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