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06 Aug 2020
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Down But Not Out 

UC Santa Cruz swim coach Kim Musch said he lost a potential of 40 promising incoming student swimmers in the last few years due to the threat of losing NCAA sports at UCSC. This uncertainty expanded beyond swimming, affecting all NCAA coaches as they were…

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Santa Cruz on the Rocks 

Looking up at Sharma Arête — the name of a boulder in Castle Rock State Park — an unassuming visitor may not give it a second look. But UC Santa Cruz student Aldric Azucena looks up it and sees a toe hold and a place…

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Tackling Whitewater 

The American River pulls Daniel Maynard and Gus Koshy toward Satan’s Cesspool, a section of whitewater named for its ferocity. As Maynard disappears into the churning water, Koshy tries to keep his kayak straight — but is eventually thrown off and dunked into the river….

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Slugapalooza Cycles Into Santa Cruz 

In second place, UCSC road cyclist Thomas Schwemberger cranks down Coolidge Drive, maxing out his gears trying to catch Stanford’s Anthony Beron. After nearly 24 miles, the final lap left him just shy of first. After this winter’s rain postponed the race for a month,…

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Senior Slugs Say Farewell 

With 12 seconds to go in the third quarter, senior Tyler Stewart banked a 3-pointer from the left wing and the crowd of over 300 erupted with cheers. It was her 100th 3-pointer — possibly the final one of her career. Precise ball movement and…

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The Final Meet 

After a five-month season, 10 swim meets and countless hours in the pool, the men’s and women’s swim teams’ final conference ranks are decided by just one championship meet. Unlike other sports, where the record is determined by an entire season of games, the swim…

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Reconnection through Competition 

Snails can keep up with Slugs, and this week UC Santa Cruz men’s basketball alumni proved it. Seven basketball alumni, dubbed the “Snails,” returned to Kaiser Permanente Arena on Jan. 15, determined to show the current UCSC men’s basketball players they could still keep up…