Stop Asking Why

I’ve been trying to explain to others (and myself) why I decided to transfer from Boston University (BU) to UC Santa Cruz, for over...

Entering the Workforce as an LGTBQIA+ Person

Jameka Evans lost her job for being queer and refusing to conform to gender norms in 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear...

Voluntourism Won’t Help Your Resume

Graduates or students with the privilege to pay to travel the world this summer should be doing so ethically, not with the mentality of...

Transgender Inmates Confined to Conformity

In a brazen display of its hate-fueled anti-LGBTQIA+ agenda, the Trump administration is retracting Obama-era protections for transgender inmates. Without these desperately needed protections, which...

‘This is NOT a Vacation’

For three days, AFSCME 3299 protesters marched through intersections, picketing in the frigid cold at 3 a.m. and in the glaring midday sun. About 175...

Submission: Resolution Requesting the Removal of Mission Bell from UC Santa Cruz Campus

Whereas ​the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band represents the Awaswas-speaking indigenous people of the historic Uypi tribe of Santa Cruz; Whereas ​the ancestral territory of the...

U.S. Gets an F in Education

Public school teachers across the nation are using social media to expose the broken desks, dead rats and moldy walls that are the standards...

No Hesitation, Resist Exploitation

Eating in the dining hall. Riding on the loop busses. Having clean and stocked bathrooms. These are things we take for granted, and these...

Lukewarm on Climate Action, Hot on Hypocrisy

Self-proclaimed environmental champion Gov. Jerry Brown supported legislation that challenged nationwide emission standards in 2007 and opposed offshore drilling. Supporters swoon at Brown’s half-hearted...

Submission: An Open Letter to the UC Santa Cruz Administration

We neighborhood/residential assistants (N/RAs) for UC Santa Cruz, as leaders in our community, feel the utmost need to speak out about concerns on this...


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