OPERS Deficit Prompts Layoffs

In the wake of a projected $600,000 deficit for the Office of Physical Education Recreation and Sports (OPERS), the athletic director and the head...

Racing to Win, Enjoying the Ride

Spectators line a thin rocky section of trail waiting with anticipation for the next rider. The sound of rubber speeding over dirt erupts from...

Women’s Basketball Beats La Verne

The UC Santa Cruz women’s basketball team made a comeback to beat the La Verne Leopards 71-51 in the UCSC Holiday Classic on Dec....

Skippy Retiring This Summer

When Kevin “Skippy” Givens came to UC Santa Cruz for a national Frisbee freestyle tournament in 1979, he didn’t expect it to be his...

Slugs On Ice

Growing up in Canada, sophomore Nicki Thompson’s life always involved hockey — until she came to UC Santa Cruz. For the first year of her...

Senior Slugs Say Farewell

With 12 seconds to go in the third quarter, senior Tyler Stewart banked a 3-pointer from the left wing and the crowd of over...

Dugout of the Blue

When freshman Nessa Esparza attended the OPERS Fall Festival in 2014, there was something that was really lacking, something that’s central to who she...

Gliding to Victory

Last spring, a group of UC Santa Cruz students walked, biked and drove around campus stapling flyers to bulletin boards. Some were friends, some...

Learning to Heal

Jeffrey Sun came to college certain he wanted to help professional athletes as a sports medicine physician. However, with limited internships and no medical...

UCSC NCAA Sports to be Eliminated if Referendum Fails

UC Santa Cruz released plans for a ballot initiative last week that would keep NCAA sports financially viable for the foreseeable future. The plan...
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