America Prioritizes White Immigrants

When I tell people I was born in Russia and moved here when I was 5 years old, they’re surprised. And I can see...

Stalling on Trans Rights

Four years ago, Vice President Joe Biden said transgender discrimination “is the civil rights issue of our time.” North Carolina’s blatantly transphobic bathroom law...

Left in the Dark

It has been five months since the waves of tropical hurricanes devastated southern states and U.S. territories in the Caribbean Sea. For weeks, push...

Letter from the Editors: Connection to Student Body Outweighs SUA Experience

This Letter from the Editors is published with our Elections Special Issue, on stands Thursday May 14. Vote at elections.ucsc.edu. Voting ends May 18.   About 430 seats...

Michigan Failed in Protecting Flint

With over 87 people infected and nine dead, Flint, Michigan officials’ ineptitude warrants not just resignations but criminal charges. For 18 months, the city used...

Submission: Letter from the Graduate Student Association

May 11, 2017 To whom it may concern: We, of the UCSC Graduate Student Association Executive Board, write to express our deep concerns over the email...

UCSC Dining Halls are Hazardous and Negligent

Enter any dining hall on campus and you’ll see a framed certificate on the wall declaring UC Santa Cruz the “Most Vegan-Friendly College” in...

Why I’d Rather Play Grand Theft Auto Right Now

Imagine building your dream car out of blood money. Imagine making $18,000 for “picking up” some documents from a lawyer who you may or may not have killed. You befriend a stripper named Nikki and call her when you’re feeling lonely. The way you live your virtual life is only limited by the virtual money you make in Rockstar Games’ newest title “Grand Theft Auto: Online (GTA).”

Grammys: Still So White?

Last year’s Grammys left people so astounded that Adele’s “25” took album of the year over Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” even Adele cracked her Grammy in...

Wealth Cushions Youth’s Fall

While the U.S. crime policy focuses more on punitive measures rather than rehabilitation, it is vital young offenders are given the option to turn...
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