Sustainability Studies Minor Coming This Fall

A new minor is on its way to UC Santa Cruz to help students address and think critically about problems surrounding waste and energy. The...

Kickstarting Success

What started two years ago as two friends, a laser cutter, a board router and an idea turned into an overnight success. Starting with...

Heritage Honored at African Cultural Show

In a search for his identity, Rasheed Shabazz chose his own name ­— since then, he said, he has never felt more himself. This is...

UAW Settles with UC, Strike Averted

“Now we have at least a voice at the table,” Purucker said. “We’re not in a position where we’re imposing strict limits on class sizes, but we have a seat at the table and that’s a start.”

SUA Chair Reviews Divestment Bill

By the time the final votes were tallied, the clock read 3 a.m. Arguably the most contentious bill in the last year had passed, and while supporters celebrated, opponents were silent, overcome by shock.

LSS Referenda Fails

Although all measures for the campus spring elections failed due to low voter turnout, Measure 56, a referendum for increased funding to Learning Support Services (LSS), received 67 percent support. It would have passed if the voting threshold was met.

Pumping the Breaks on a Rising Deficit

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) collects only $3 from each ticket they write, amounting to around $60,000 per year. With a deficit close to $1.7 to $1.9 million per year, TAPS must cut costs or cut services.

Tuition Freeze May End After 2014-15 School Year

Higher education is becoming an exceedingly costly option for students. Student loan debt surpassed $1 trillion in 2013, placing it as the second highest form of consumer debt behind mortgages. The graduating class of 2014 set a record for being the most indebted class ever, with an average of $33,000 per student.

Student Wins Scholarship For Creating Computer Literacy Program

Crystal Owings was inspired by her mom to apply for the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship. Her mom needed help to apply to jobs online but hadn’t developed the necessary computer skills to do so.

César Chávez’s Legacy Inspires Chican@ and Latin@ Youth

About halfway through his keynote address, César Cruz placed a plastic bag over his head and sniffed an open bottle of Elmer’s glue in front of a crowd of 200 people.


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