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Picture (Im)perfect 

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then novelist, photographer, critic and curator Teju Cole has written over a million.  Jack Baskin Auditorium overflowed with students, faculty and administrators on Oct. 10 in anticipation of Cole’s lecture. What the audience did not expect was that…

The End of the Blumenthal Era 

Chancellor George Blumenthal sat attentively in his office chair, fidgeting with his mug of tea. He sighed and looked up at the ceiling as he recounted his decision to retire after serving as the UC Santa Cruz chancellor for the last 12 years. Blumenthal has…

Campus

Unity Through Community 

As the sun set, communities of color at UC Santa Cruz rose, with over seventy people gathered in the Quarry Plaza for hours of motivational speeches, spoken word and dance performances hosted by student organizations. The gathering, called Solidarity for Action and Resistance program, was…

Opinion

‘This is NOT a Vacation’ 

For three days, AFSCME 3299 protesters marched through intersections, picketing in the frigid cold at 3 a.m. and in the glaring midday sun. About 175 student allies stood in solidarity with strikers at UC Santa Cruz’s east entrance. While police physically removed people from the…