Refugees Welcome?

Thirty-seven of my family members are refugees. They are scattered in different parts of the Middle East and Europe — 20 are internally displaced...

Concerns Mount Over Student Housing West Project

UC Santa Cruz hired a company for the construction of Student Housing West (SHW) that is so incompetent it’s been accused of building units...

Solitary Confinement is Legalized Torture

After prison guards found Chelsea Manning unresponsive in her cell after an attempted suicide in July, they placed her in solitary confinement at Fort...

Safeguard Consumer Rights

If President Donald Trump gets his way, the watchdog agency entrusted with protecting student loan borrowers from unscrupulous loan servicers could lose its teeth...

Segregation in Education

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled public school segregation unconstitutional through the historic Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954, igniting a hard fought...

Media Skews Student Voices

Mainstream media outlets sensationalize protests, dedicate space to isolated incidents and belittle genuine issues people are trying to change through direct action. Coverage of...

Epidemic of Hate

Around Thanksgiving Day, a holiday when most Americans reflect on values of gratitude and community, the group “Americans for a Better Way” sent anonymous...

Food Allergies on Campus

Coming into college, firstyears worry about a lot of different things — getting along with roommates, difficult course loads and homesickness. But for me,...

Letter to the Editors: Administration Has Lost Its Way

What can the administration of UCSC possibly be thinking with the decision to eliminate athletics? Equally horrifying is putting the cost burden on the...

Whitewashing Silicon Valley

You can’t predict the future, but white men in Silicon Valley are stealing it. Income inequality in Silicon Valley is wider than ever, especially...
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