Eleven Things to Know Going Into Your First Year

A first year at college is full of lessons and mistakes that stick with you and help your growth later in life. The City on a Hill Press staff put together a list of some of the experiences they wish they knew about before they began their four-year trek through UC Santa Cruz.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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