Santa Cruz County Suffers Historic Hepatitis A Outbreak

California is facing a public health emergency with one of the largest hepatitis A outbreaks in the state’s history. Over the last year, more...

From Overprescription to Overdose

The opioid epidemic is nothing new, rooted in a legacy of the War on Drugs, the pharmaceutical industry and mental health disparities, but in...

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.

Fostering a Better Future

Names of students have been changed to protect their identities. It’s move-in day, fall 2014. Among the buzz and bustle is Hailey. She is accompanied...

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...

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.

From Forest to Ice

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.

Distorting Asian American Identities

Asian Americans, 27 percent of the UC Santa Cruz student body, are often viewed as model Americans — an idea partly rooted in anti-Blackness....

‘Sanctuary’ Undefined

The letters preluded the ICE arrests. They began arriving about five months ago, sending anxiety and confusion into the already uneasy undocumented Santa Cruz...

A Matter of Choice

Kathy Rock swam three miles every week. She spent hours walking her American pitbull, Stella Blue, in Delaveaga Park near her Santa Cruz home....
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