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24 May 2020
Arts & Culture

Prepare for Takeoff 

The crowd’s murmurs lulled as the sounds of planes slowly filled the Stevenson Event Center on Thursday night. After five weeks of preparation, the African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT) premiered “Black Eagles” to a crowd of about 150 people on opening night. As the…

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Students Rally Against Proposed Tuition Hike 

About 200 students gathered in Quarry Plaza Tuesday afternoon to rally against UC President Janet Napolitano’s proposed plan to increase tuition by up to 5 percent over each of the next five years, if state funding continues at expected levels. The rally comes in preparation for Wednesday and Thursday’s UC Regents meeting, when the tuition hike will be voted on.

Opinion

A Seemingly Colorless UC 

I used to wonder why people would criticize this university for their lack of diversity when I looked at my peers in class and saw mostly people of color. Then I remembered I was a proposed Latin American and Latino Studies major, as were many of my classmates.

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UCSC Launches $300 Million Fundraiser 

Using the slogan “Give, Don’t Give In,” UC Santa Cruz’s first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign launched publicly on Oct. 18 by Chancellor George Blumenthal during a luncheon at the University House. Joined by around 200 guests, Chancellor Blumenthal added that the campaign already reached half of its goal in effectively raising $150 million to fund its overall mission of improving student life.

In Memoriam: Kayla Hallee 

Merrill student Kayla Hallee’s body was found off the coast of Santa Barbara on Aug. 27. The 20-year-old was at the cusp of her third year at UCSC after taking a leave of absence during the 2012-2013 school year. Hallee would have returned to UCSC in the fall as an environmental studies major.

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In Memoriam: Shayne Coppedge 

“It was very sudden. You can never really prepare for these kinds of things,” said Cana Jenkins, the older sister of recent UCSC graduate Shayne Marie Coppedge. Coppedge died unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism on July 3. Originally from Walnut Creek, Calif., Coppedge is survived…