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...

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...

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.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.

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...

Gallery: Campus’s First Holi Fest Celebrates Beginning of Spring

The Student Union Assembly (SUA), in conjunction with Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and the Indian Student Organization (ISO), presented UCSC's first Holi Festival on...

Conversation Amid Conflict

He thought they were alone on the road. The car’s feeble headlights cut through the surrounding black as it approached the small Palestinian village where he would spend the night. It was 2003 when Dr. Phillip Hammack, currently an associate psychology professor at UCSC, traveled through Israel and the West Bank, conducting field research for his dissertation. Hammack’s research, which would later inspire his book “Narrative and the Politics of Identity,” relied on interviewing 45 Israeli and Palestinian adolescents scattered throughout the region.


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