Some say it was the beginning of a revolution. Others felt that it was merely a nuisance. Either way the occupation that kicked off the school year prompted countless responses to its impacts. During their residence in the Graduate Student Commons (GSC), segments of protesters organized various smaller-scale demonstrations of resistance, including two dance parties [...]
The innervating signs that once loomed over Joe’s Pizza and Subs in Quarry Plaza conveying a message of revolution are gone, no longer attracting the attention and curiosity of passersby. The area, once a site advocating resistance, now has the palpable air of normalcy. The unprecedented weeklong occupation of the Graduate Student Commons (GSC) came [...]
Last Thursday, on the first day of fall quarter, our 2,000-acre UC Santa Cruz campus was both eerily quiet and triumphantly loud as it straddled both sides of the proverbial fence, with classrooms either echoing emptiness or bellowing with the frustrations of a student body and staff reeling from historic state funding cuts.
In case you’ve been living under a rock — one that has yet to be pelted — here’s what you need to know: people are angry. And there is nothing that UCSC students love more than get angry. Usually it won’t last too long; remember Community Studies? Neither do I.
A fluctuating number of students affiliated with Occupy California, a UC student political activist group, remain barricaded in the Graduate Student Commons (GSC) located above Joe’s Café in Quarry Plaza, as this goes to print. Occupy California aims to resist the budget crisis by using occupation as a strategy tactic.
The UC Santa Cruz occupation of the GSC building comes in response specifically to furloughs, lay-offs, rising tuition costs and other actions taken by the University of California administration.