Food For Thought

UCSC Dining has steadily improved its composting process since 2008, but problems persist. Even with the help of a proposed on-campus resource recovery facility,...

What Does It Mean To Be A Hispanic Serving Institution

Dramatic shifts in state demographics means higher education institutions must respond to ensure that retention and graduation rates increase with the population trends. “Hispanic Serving Institutions” across the country are attempting to address these issues that come with the increasing Latin@ population. UC Santa Cruz is in the process of joining that list.

Pulling Double-Duty

Hidden behind trees, a baseball field and a hill, Family Student Housing (FSH) is hard to see. Removed from other dorms and far from...

Waiting Out Exile

When Tenzin first arrived in San Jose with her husband, she didn’t have any Tibetan friends. She posted an ad on Craigslist to find someone.

Rebuilding A $50 Million Mistake

Plenty of rumors have been spread by students surrounding the closure of Stevenson and Kresge apartments. There is the theory that students smoking inside the buildings caused the fire alarm to constantly go off, while interior sprinklers caused water build-up. There is the theory that Greek housing would be built in Stevenson’s spot. There is the “deadly black mold” theory. Despite the email from Stevenson College Housing explaining that the apartments were to be remodeled due to water damage, the ongoing lawsuit claiming faulty construction at the infill apartments — Stevenson, Kresge, Cowell and Porter — was kept quiet.

A Tobacco-Free Conversation

“We all just got a letter.” “As I recall it was sent via email to all faculty, staff and students. It was an announcement from...

Transitions: Voices of the Trans Community

Uncovering or exposing the trans community on campus to give it a much needed and deserved attention. Highlights the personal struggles—both emotionally and physically—that trans-identified individuals face everyday as well as educates the student body on the community and the implementations the UC has made to facilitate a safe trans environment. Also discusses medical benefits provided by student insurance, and services available at the health center as well as locations off campus.

Behind the Door of Stevenson 199

The Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center produces quality theater performances for the UC Santa Cruz and greater Santa Cruz Communities. The CADRC is an important vehicle for retention and inclusion, specifically for students of color on campus.

Pressured Down a Path

For 12-year-old Joey Mendoza, sources of gang influence were all around — on his neighborhood block and in his own home.

Rage Against the War Machine

A group of protesters has been gathering in downtown Santa Cruz to voice their opposition to the U.S. drone policy. Their efforts are paralleled by likeminded protesters across the country, as U.S. drone strikes abroad come under increasing fire from antiwar and human rights activists.
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