City on a Hill Press Sits Down to Speak With Santa Cruz Mayor Lynn Robinson About Her Goals for 2014
Students speak about their local internship opportunities and experiences
Fire near ARC intentionally set by unknown person
Bookshop Santa Cruz is holding a book drive for local public schools for the third year in a row. Librarians from 10 different schools have submitted wish lists, and books meant for donation are sold at a twenty percent discount as Bookshop Santa Cruz until Dec. 31
Community studies, a signature facet of UC Santa Cruz’s progressive identity, has been reinstated in order to maintain its commitment to foster social and economic justice.
Afrikan Black Coalition brings their annual conference back to UCSC, its birthplace, after 11 years. Students from all the UCs and other universities will delve into the theme of “Re-imaging Black Activism” to address inequities in their community
As an exchange student from South Africa, I find it interesting to compare the student voice at UCSC with my experiences back home. The similarities are uncanny — there is unquestionable power in the student voice through its conviction, dynamism and (sometimes naïve) optimism. After spending one day at the Practical Activism Conference at UCSC earlier this quarter, I can see these qualities applied to both the students of Cape Town and Santa Cruz.
The sound of animated chatter, the smell of flowers and freshly prepared food and the hustle of eager marketgoers greet anyone passing by the Wednesday farmers market, in downtown Santa Cruz. This weekly wonder is the Santa Cruz destination for locally grown and sustainable food, whether visitors are going on a grocery run or grabbing a bite to eat.
The latest City Council meeting spotlighted both Santa Cruz’s water shortage problem and the opening of the San Lorenzo River for public use. Both issues were addressed via unanimous votes, which set forth the path to achieve a viable water solution, as well as the opening of the river.
The Santa Cruz Police Department announced plans for a permanent memorial garden to honor fallen officers Sgt. Loran “Butch” Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler, on Nov. 12.