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24 May 2020

Finding Hope in the Dark 

Hans Albertsen said he always finds himself back in Santa Cruz because it is the one place he can find peace. Even though the city has changed significantly since he lived here in the ’70s, he said as a chronically houseless person he is still…


A Step Behind 

Update: In this story lecturer Nandini Bhattacharya was described as laid off by the PBSci division and rehired by the Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI). We’d like to clarify Bhattacharya was not rehired by the PBSci division, rather she was rehired by the division of Student Success…


A.J. Gonzalez Hearing Set for May 

Update: Adrian Jerry “A.J.” Gonzalez’s official hearing date set for Aug. 21, more than two years after Gonzalez was initially arrested for the suspected murder of Madyson “Maddy” Middleton. Gonzalez was present at the May 5 proceedings. The next hearing for 17-year-old Adrian Jerry “A.J.”…


UC and Mexico Partner on Energy Initiative 

The University of California and Mexico reaffirmed their nearly decade-long relationship last Thursday, despite the contentious political climate. Mexican officials announced the allocation of $10 million in a March 30 statement from the UC Office of the President (UCOP), toward new UC funding to support…


Bathroom Bill Repealed 

North Carolina repealed and replaced the controversial law, House Bill 2 (HB2), which ended anti-discrimination protections including restricting transgender individuals from using the bathroom of their choice. Known as “the bathroom bill,” HB2 sparked major outcry nationally, and many LGBTQIA+ groups are saying the new…


Stevenson Meets to Save Core 

The Stevenson College community came together on Monday for a town hall style meeting to address some of the Academic Senate’s proposals to minimize the role of core classes and to unify the courses across the colleges. “We have urged for core to be based…


Women’s March on the Nation 

Women’s March on the Nation In 2011, Donald Trump sent a New York Times column he disagreed with back to its columnist, Gail Collins, with “Face of a Dog!” written across her picture. This is one instance of Trump’s misogynistic interactions with women. He has…


Fighting for a Living Wage 

Christa Mercado, a fleet service coordinator at UC Santa Cruz, marched alongside her coworkers, fellow union members and allies at UCSCs west entrance at corner of Heller Drive and Oakes College on Jan. 10 in a strike that blocked off this entrance and the main…