The Santa Cruz Puma Project recently published data showing that human development is changing puma behavior. Researchers continue to collect data with hopes of conserving puma habitat.
For five fast-paced days, graduate students and professors conducted research in the deep-field of Antarctica. While cold winds swept over them, on-site researchers drew samples from a lake buried 800 meters beneath the ice. This research is the culmination of four years of work by students, faculty and staff working in the icy barrens of Antarctica and the wooded hills of UC Santa Cruz.
How do Muslim students adapt to a university environment, and how does the university adapt to their presence? An exploration of how these students live in both worlds.
As celluloid film prints go extinct, local independent theater chains like the Nick and the Del Mar are learning to adapt to the shifting technology of digital projection.
Despite a recent amendment, the Santa Cruz noise ordinance is forcing independent musicians to channel their creative forces into constructing a network of noncommercial venues and homes.
The progressive outlook many Santa Cruz locals have on organic, vegetarian and vegan foods can be seen in many restaurants, markets, and on the UC Santa Cruz campus today.
In order to apply for a “Hispanic-Serving Institution” designation, UCSC is required to meet specific targets in terms of the diversity of its student-body. As the university’s outreach programs aim to recruit underrepresented students, an era of persistent state budget cuts for the UC make it difficult for UCSC to finance its efforts.
UC Santa Cruz’s involvement in the Human Genome Project marked a major point in the field of genomics. Since then, the field has grown exponentially and has brought with it issues of race, identification and use of information. UCSC remains a leader in genomics, but the issues that the field brings are more pertinent now than ever.
If passed, Proposition 37 will require food growers and distributors to label genetically modified products. With the proposition slated for Tuesday’s ballot, the outcome will only fuel an ongoing debate over food awareness and education.
The political diversity of UC Santa Cruz is at risk of becoming a myth as the College Republicans at UCSC go into their fourth consecutive year without a registered club, raising the question of where conservative students fit in on campus.