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16 Jul 2020
Campus

Sharing the Weight 

Hands reached up to collectively carry a mattress, each person equally bearing the burden. “The mattress represents the weight those who survive sexual violence on college campuses are forced to bear and live with in their daily lives — the weight that they carry,” said…

City

City Drought Plans Set Santa Cruz Apart 

With California’s drought entering its fourth year and 2014 recorded as the state’s driest year in the last 106 years, cities throughout California are trying to conserve the depleted resource. However, Santa Cruz’s preparation and resident participation has given it an advantage in water conservation….

City

Redefining American Identity 

Telling stories of crossed borders, unyielding struggles and triumphs along the way, UC Santa Cruz students Stephany Ramos, Abril Lopez and Ricardo Cruz, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas shared their accounts of their lives as undocumented Americans. Sixty people attended “An Evening of…

Campus

Calling for a Safe Return 

Candles illuminated the night as the community gathered at the Town Clock in downtown Santa Cruz to honor the 43 university students who were kidnapped in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico over a month ago. Signs reading, “They took them alive, alive we want them back” and…