California Perpetuates Water Injustice

California currently fails to provide over 250 communities reliant on groundwater with clean, safe drinking water, leaving thousands of residents at risk of severe...

Weeks later, Puerto Rico Faces Slow Recovery

Millions of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens are using dim candlelight to maneuver through their storm-stricken homes. Sometimes water drips from their bathroom and kitchen...

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...

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...

Religious Attack on Body Rights

The Trump administration has slashed Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations on contraceptive access, creating economic, political and social barriers to health care for hundreds...

Title IX Guidance Favors the Accused

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter and 2014 Question and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence, threatening thousands...

Support DACA Emergency Fundraiser for UCSC Students

President Donald Trump upended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last week, leaving 800,000 DACA recipients across the country facing a future...

California Leaves Trump in the Dust

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord was a selfish and destructive choice. The U.S. should not back...

Deportation is Not a Solution

More than 40,000 people living in the U.S. have been arrested by federal agents since President Donald Trump signed the executive order on immigration...

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...


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