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24 May 2020

Redefining Success 

In a stressful and demanding university environment, it’s every student’s goal to tap into success as quickly as possible. But it’s important for young adults to reflect on whether their proposed paths in life actually align with their passions and  interests. It has become all…

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Programmers’ Paradise 

Friday evening witnessed a legion of 450 coders, hackers, programmers, engineers and techies amass into an unkempt column marching through Stevenson College. Equipped with paper bowls filled with pizza in one hand and laptops in the other, teams of experienced and novice tech lovers from…

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Camp Phoenix Restores Hope For Change 

A rising sun welcomed Santa Cruz’s newest community shelter for houseless residents. Camp Phoenix, located at the site of the former Ross Camp, opened on Nov. 10 to residents seeking shelter.  Santa Cruz houseless residents informally reopened the encampment after city officials closed the area…

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Tremors in the Literary Scene 

Like literary moths drawn to the warmth of a bookstore, members of Santa Cruz’s writing community gathered at Bookshop Santa Cruz to share the experience of the town’s inaugural “Litquake” on Oct. 15.  “Litquake” is a California-based writing festival, connecting authors of all backgrounds to…

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No Known Predators 

The Lions and Cannoneers were no match for the unstoppable Banana Slugs at the American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) women’s soccer tournament last weekend.  With 46 shots on goal, 19 goals scored and zero goals allowed in two games, UC Santa Cruz’s top-ranked women’s soccer…

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Bolstering Basic Needs 

A recent influx of state funding will strengthen basic needs programs at UC Santa Cruz.  On Sept. 30, UCSC received a $1.5 million grant from the state to address students’ basic needs. The money will go toward reducing food and housing insecurity — prevalent dilemmas…

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Investing in a Sustainable Future 

The UC just made history by pledging to enact the largest fossil fuel divestment from a public institution to date, a goal students have campaigned for years to bring about. UC Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer Jagdeep Singh Bachher and UC Regents Investments Committee Chairman…