Forum Draws Criticism of Student Housing West

About 40 UC Santa Cruz students discussed their concerns on Wednesday about the 3,000 new beds slated to be built on campus and talked...

Balakrishnan Case Closed

Content warning: This article contains references to sexual harassment and assault. UCSC professor Gopal Balakrishnan was found by Title IX to have violated the university’s...

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...

Re-Pledging My Love For Greek Life

Students who frequent UCSC’s Quarry Plaza understand that the first week of the quarter is a game of Minesweeper for those actively trying to avoid contact with UCSC’s Greek letter organizations (GLOs). As a member of a women’s fraternity — a proud sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma — I’ve certainly had my hang-ups about joining a system with such a mysterious and elusive past. If you ask any student at UCSC about GLOs, most of them will murmur something vague about a “koi pond incident” — but nobody seems to know the facts.

Campus Hate Crime and Response

First-year Carla Estrada was assaulted because of her queer identity on Nov. 11. Estrada reported to UCSC Police Department (UCSC PD) that she was assaulted...

SUA President to Resign

Ray Inoue, President of the Student Union Assembly (SUA), will resign from his position by the end of the fall quarter. "It became clear to...

Santa Cruz County Goes Green(er)

Santa Cruz area residents will soon be receiving their electricity from renewable power sources — and possibly saving money. Both the city and Santa Cruz...

2016 Measure Results

MEASURE 64 - Physical Education Amendment Shall the undergraduate and graduate students of UCSC provide additional funding to sustain and enhance the Physical Education...

My Experience with Natural Supplements

Disclaimer: Consult with your doctor before taking any supplements. Supplements below can be found at your local or online retailer. Do not take more...

Mirando al Futuro

Victor Cervantes worked on the Beach Flats mural over the span of 50 days in 1992. With the help of the community, who inspired...


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