Stop Asking Why

I’ve been trying to explain to others (and myself) why I decided to transfer from Boston University (BU) to UC Santa Cruz, for over...

Minding the Grad Gap

Amanda Brambila is now a molecular, cell and developmental biology doctoral candidate at UC Santa Cruz, but she started as a community college student...

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...

Lack of Access to Health Care for Farmworkers

In a single day, a farmworker can spend 12 hours bent over, pausing only to lift buckets of produce that weigh up to 40...

When Anxiety Meets Apathy

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) throughout the UC system are not equipped to meet the mental health needs of students, and the UC itself...

Spirit of the Game

A special mixture of adrenaline, pride and nausea. This is my reward at the end of a three-hour ultimate Frisbee practice. The UC Santa Cruz...

Supporting and Understanding Someone with Bipolar Disorder

When I’m sick I experience sleep deprivation, memory blackouts and sensory overload. The less I sleep, the more manic I become with auditory, visual...

Addressing the Connection

The Santa Cruz community is no stranger to the housing crisis — issues of high rent, tenants’ rights and a disproportionately high houseless population...

Underrepresented Students Navigate Higher Education

Students of color and first-generation students often find themselves working twice as hard to adapt to university life, though their additional effort is largely...

Undocumented and Uninsured

College students Alexa and Eileen Flores* and their sisters are among the over 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States, 40 percent...
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