Coachella tickets: expensive, wanted and hijacked. Selling out in just under a week, the Southern California three-day music festival underlines the shady business practices of a business monopoly.
Control over the Internet has long been the key ingredient to dictatorships worldwide in their push for regime sustainability. A new bill, which would give the president the ability to turn off the Net and silence a nation, is a strike against democracy.
Courts are now taking on more cases involving privacy with the emergence of new technology and its prominence in the public sphere. The California Supreme Court ruled this month that cell phones could be searched without warrant, which has some Santa Cruzians worried about privacy rights.
Free Skool Santa Cruz has existed for six years now as an anarchist collective that strives to liberate education and skill-sharing from corporate culture. The organization has continued to influence Santa Cruz and beyond.
To jump start the events of Black History Month, Terrence Roberts of the Little Rock Nine came to UCSC on Tuesday February 1st to have a discussion with a student panel and audience members. The previous night he spoke at the 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation in the Santa Cruz Civic auditorium.
Penny Ice Creamery owners Kendra Baker and Zach Davis attended the State of the Union address last week. They were invited to sit with a special group of business owners being recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Former student Rahsheka Keith died last month after a snowboarding accident at Lake Tahoe. Friends and family have held several memorials for people to commemorate Keith.
This Friday, late author Paul Bowles’ writing and music will be honored. Unique performances of short stories, spoken word, opera, ensemble pieces and personal anecdotes will celebrate the 20th century modernist thinker.
The documentary “Hanging by a Thread” highlights the lifestyle and salary differences of UC employees compared to the regents. UCSC food service worker Maria Romero is featured in the film.
The UCSC men’s rugby team will face their rival San Jose State University on Saturday. The match will honor those who have helped the rugby club, including teammate Benjamin Quaye, who died last year.