SUA Declares Opposition To Relocation
The Student Union Assembly (SUA) unanimously passed a resolution declaring opposition to a proposal that would relocate the staff of Student Organization Advising and Resources (SOAR) and over 150 student organizations and their members to the Crown College “pit” parking lot. The Student Union and…
Student Union Assembly Officers’ Goals for 2014-15
Your elected student government representatives talk about what they want to accomplish
Q&A With Grammy-nominated Music Producer DJ Dahi
While at UCSC, DJ Dahi participated in student organizations such as Engaging Education, Black Men’s Alliance and Destination Higher Education. He is most recognized for helping produce “Money Trees,” a song from Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-nominated album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City,” as well as Drake’s “Worst Behavior.”
Through Our Lens: The Power of the Student Voice
As an exchange student from South Africa, I find it interesting to compare the student voice at UCSC with my experiences back home. The similarities are uncanny — there is unquestionable power in the student voice through its conviction, dynamism and (sometimes naïve) optimism. After spending one day at the Practical Activism Conference at UCSC earlier this quarter, I can see these qualities applied to both the students of Cape Town and Santa Cruz.
Board of Supervisors Approve $25 Million Jail Expansion Proposal
The Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors approved the proposal presented by local jail officials asking for a $24.8 million state grant. Santa Cruz County Jail officials are asking for the grant in order to add more beds and job training programs as well as reduce recidivism rates at Rountree Detention Center — a medium-security jail in Watsonville.
The Dehumanizing Trend of Culturally Insensitive Costumes
As Halloween approaches, the pages of UC Santa Cruz’s Facebook network have hosted a number of conversations about costumes. One in particular focused on Native American costumes and their popularity contributing to issues of cultural insensitivity. A simple search for “Indian costume” on the Internet is telling — the first page of results on Google Shopping reads “tribal tease Indian,” “tribal treat” and “sexy Native American temptress.”