Examining Race in the United States
Ferguson, Missouri and the killing of Michael Brown can be seen as a microcosm of practices like militarized police, increased surveillance and structural racism that surface in cities all over the United States — these were the discussion topics at a panel on Tuesday called…
Q&A With Dr. Cornel West
Before his keynote address at “Speaker Blowout: Ferguson, Racism and the Media,” Dr. Cornel West sat down with a student media representative. Student Media: To start off, I wanted to ask you about your experience. As an academic and lifelong activist, what would you say to…
Rainbow Theater Packs Stevenson Event Center
“[There are] a lot of layers to theater,” said Cultural Arts and Diversity director Don Williams. “It’s like an onion. The more you coat, layer by layer, the more details you flesh out and the more believability you have in the show.” Williams founded…
UC Policy Makes Bathrooms All-Gender
In an effort to make university campuses a more inclusive space for LGBTQ identified students, UC President Janet Napolitano announced the UC-wide conversion of all single-stall restrooms into all-gender restrooms, as well as allowing students to include a preferred name on campus records with their…
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
New York-based band The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, headed by Kip Berman, has been delivering wistful, fuzz-fueled indie pop gems since 2007. Following the departure of vocalist and keyboardist Peggy Wang along with bassist Alex Naidus, Berman was forced to reconfigure the band for the making of 2014’s “Days of Abandon.” What resulted was a thoughtful record that scaled back the guitars and streamlined the arena-sized sound of their prior releases.
Number of Wildfires Grows Over Summer
Two sepaFire Timelinerate wildfires broke out on campus in August. The first occurred early on Aug. 9 near the North Remote Parking Lot, caused by an improperly extinguished campfire that spread out of control. Campus police Chief Nader Oweis said five fire agencies responded, including the City of Santa Cruz Fire Department, Cal Fire and the City of Scotts Valley Fire Department.
Protesters March In Solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri
Santa Cruz residents took to the streets in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri following the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown.