Inching Up and Crowded Out
Regularly ranked among the most expensive metropolitan areas to live in, Santa Cruz has again asserted its place on the list. A recent report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) titled “Out of Reach” ranked Santa Cruz County as the fifth most expensive…
Academia’s Glorified Sickness
Week nine is hell, and it’s expected to be. The library is bloated with students and filled with the anxious rhythm of tapping feet and clicking pens, punctuated by exasperated sighs. Caffeine smothers fatigue. Trying to conjure a paper from a blank screen, stress first…
Speaking to Collaboration
On the sidewalk outside the Rio Theatre, an impromptu barter was taking place. A small silver coin passed between hands and Isaiah, bewildered at his luck, stood holding the ticket: an extra admission pass held moments before by an audience member in the line snaking…
CRES Approved as UCSC’s Newest Major
For many years, UCSC was the only UC without an ethnic studies program. Four years after the initial proposal, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies will be offered to undergraduates as a major and to graduate students as a designated emphasis, the graduate equivalent of a minor.
Following Review, Divestment Bill Fails Over Technical Error
Following a 17-day review by Student Union Assembly (SUA) president Shaz Umer, the University Socially Responsible Investment Resolution (USRIR) failed due to a technical error.
SUA Chair Reviews Divestment Bill
By the time the final votes were tallied, the clock read 3 a.m. Arguably the most contentious bill in the last year had passed, and while supporters celebrated, opponents were silent, overcome by shock.
National Academy of Sciences Elects Two UCSC Professors to Membership
At 6 a.m. the phone rang, awaking James Estes. “Why the hell is someone calling this early?” he thought, groggily picking up the phone. On the other end, the familiar voice of a colleague congratulated him: “Welcome to the National Academy.”Estes remained silent in astonishment. “I literally could not speak,” Estes reflected. “I was so overwhelmed.”
Protesting 99 Years of Denial
With their mouths covered by red tape, the students lowered themselves to the ground and formed a circle of bodies in the middle of Quarry Plaza. Some passers-by slowed as they approached, directing curious glances at the protesters, while others stopped to read their handmade…
Conversation Amid Conflict
He thought they were alone on the road. The car’s feeble headlights cut through the surrounding black as it approached the small Palestinian village where he would spend the night.
It was 2003 when Dr. Phillip Hammack, currently an associate psychology professor at UCSC, traveled through Israel and the West Bank, conducting field research for his dissertation. Hammack’s research, which would later inspire his book “Narrative and the Politics of Identity,” relied on interviewing 45 Israeli and Palestinian adolescents scattered throughout the region.
UC Gives $50 Million for World’s Largest Telescope
Like a massive unblinking eye, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will stare deeper into space than humankind ever has before. From its position on the Hawaiian volcano of Mauna Kea, TMT will be the largest telescope ever built — it will gather images even sharper…