UC President Headlines Unprecedented Political Fundraiser

Current UC president and former secretary of homeland security, Janet Napolitano, headlined a fundraiser on Sept. 20 in support of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton...

Fifth Annual Campus Holi Festival

Story and photos by Lindsey Vande Wege Bass vibrations echoed across campus, drawing interested students and families to the fifth annual UCSC Holi Festival on...

Prioritize Pathways

For almost 150 years, the UC system has tried to provide a college education to students, and California’s Master Plan for Higher Education has...

A.J. Gonzalez to be Tried as an Adult

Adrian “A.J.” Gonzalez was a 15-year-old freshman in high school when he allegedly lured, forcibly raped and killed 8-year-old Madyson Middleton. Now, at age...

Sea Lions, Pelicans and Whales …Oh my!

While capturing these photos, I felt as if everything except the ocean had stopped around me. The ocean is a fascinating body of water covering nearly 70 percent of Earth’s surface.

Q&A With the First American Woman to Travel to Space and UCSC Alumna

Kathryn Sullivan graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in earth sciences, and went on to be the first American...

Kinks, Coils and The Culture

My natural hair is my favorite part of all my African American features, and it provides me the bliss I need to combat daily...

A Future for Feminism

The UC Santa Cruz women’s studies program garnered student and faculty support in the mid-1970s, but it wasn’t until 20 years later when 2,000...

Santa Cruz High School Students in Solidarity with Parkland

Photo by Calyse Tobias   Santa Cruz High School students filed out of classrooms and down the front steps of the school at about 10 a.m. on...

Empowering the Next Generation for Higher Education

Story by Daniela Gonzalez and Hannah Ross Kimberly Balmorez, now in her fourth year, knew she wanted to attend UC Santa Cruz when she visited...
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