100-Day Dash Aspires to House the Houseless

If all of the 2,895 unsheltered houseless individuals surveyed in Santa Cruz County were to line up for a shelter bed, they would make-up a line the length of over 17 football fields.

Building a Space for Collaboration

Aside from the remodeling of on-campus housing, UC Santa Cruz is now one step closer to seeing another change in the scenery. Three finalists...

An ‘App’titude for Creativity

Brian Vallelunga, Jashan Dhillom and Ronnie Wilcox may not have slept much last weekend, but they earned $4,000 and first place in UC Santa...

Nearly-Extinct Plant is Given New Roots

A plant facing extinction is now thriving due to the efforts of one professor and her team. Though this white-petaled plant is small, its...

Gallery: Campus’s First Holi Fest Celebrates Beginning of Spring

The Student Union Assembly (SUA), in conjunction with Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and the Indian Student Organization (ISO), presented UCSC's first Holi Festival on...

Exploring Options in Education

Recently accepted into Teach For America (TFA), UC Santa Cruz history major Luis Falcon will return to teach at his high school, Downtown College Prep. As a charter school in San Jose, Downtown College Prep’s main purpose is to help first generation college students prepare for attending and applying to college.

Uplifting Women in Male-Dominant Majors

There were only 63 women in the computer science major at UC Santa Cruz in fall 2011. Two years later the number nearly doubled to 129, but the number of men is still nearly five times the number of women. The percentage of undergraduate women in the Baskin School of Engineering for fall 2013 was 17 percent, with men making up 82 percent.

Commemorating Our Historic Chadwick Garden

“It was the era of flower power, 1967, when I started the garden. I was exercised by that slogan,” Dr. Paul Lee recounted as he explained the role of UC Santa Cruz’s Chadwick Garden as a catalyst for the organic boom in the Santa Cruz region.

Sami, I Need to Talk About Sex

No doubt the “sex-talk” has been traditionally, more or less, awkward — maybe your parents sat you down after dinner one night or pulled you aside before you asked out a love interest. Such conversations may have missed a few important details or failed to address certain areas you were curious about.

Strike Activity Continues, 2 Arrested, Entrances Blocked

“I’m not a criminal, we’re not criminals,” multiple graduate students said into a loudspeaker at the 11 a.m. rally at the West entrance.


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