Loma Fire Rages in the Midst of a Drought

Update 9/30 6:55 p.m.: The Loma Fire has grown to 4,345 acres and is 50 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. One firefighter has...

Bear Fire Continues

While about 11,000 emergency responders from throughout California and several other states are battling to contain firestorms devastating Northern California, Santa Cruz County is...

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,...

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.

Obstacles of an Undocumented Life

*Names have been changed to protect identity. Until Maria* was 11 years old, the only memories she had of her parents were from photos, phone...

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...

Pumas on Our Doorstep

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.

From Medical to Recreational

Proposition 64 came into effect this January allowing recreational cannabis use, but with it came a slew of taxes and regulations that are financially...

‘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...

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.
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