Profiting Off of Trauma

Jennye Pagoada López was about two months pregnant when she approached Customs and Border Protections (CPB) agents at the San Ysidro border, seeking asylum...

At-Risk Houseless Women Need Support

*Trigger warning: this editorial contains references to sexual violence. There are nearly 600 houseless women in Santa Cruz, according to a 2015 survey. About 78...

Call It What It Is

Universities across the country are failing to accurately label violence toward Black students as hate crimes. Chennel Jazzy Rowe, a Black woman, began college at...

Police Brutality Extends to the Classroom

Violence doesn’t belong in the classroom. But in this country, it’s becoming shockingly more common. The increase of incidents of violence in public schools have...

The Bundy Militia: A Tale of White Privilege

Only through white privilege can a group of militants cross state lines and take over federal property without facing any physical resistance or being...

Pulitzer for Washington Post, Exile for Snowden

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was on a plane to Hong Kong in May 2013 when media outlets, including The Washington Post, began publishing...

Lethal Injections Lawsuit Demands Transparency

On the day Clayton Lockett was sentenced to be executed in Oklahoma, something went wrong. He should have died immediately, but instead­ he suffered for 43 minutes, writhing and convulsing in pain. Eventually, one of his veins ruptured, causing him to have a heart attack and die.

When Anxiety Meets Apathy

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) throughout the UC system are not equipped to meet the mental health needs of students, and the UC itself...

Take Down the Mission Bell

Columbus Day is a celebration of brutal conquest and white supremacy — one that UC Santa Cruz is complicit in by ignoring calls to...

Courts Must Hold Oil Companies Accountable

For decades, oil companies have tainted waterways through fracking, spilled hundreds of millions of gallons of unrefined crude oil in the ocean and, most...


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