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24 Sep 2022

Guide to State Ballot Measures 

California’s voters will be asked to vote yes or no on 11 state propositions come Nov. 6. We researched all 11 measures — here’s our breakdown. Proposition 1 — Bonds for Government Housing Assistance Programs A “yes” vote would authorize $4 billion in state bonds…


Tessellating Identities 

MK Veniegas-Isip stands in front of her childhood home in the Philippines, wearing a “fearlessly queer” t-shirt, as a light smile dances across her face. Framed by Instagram’s borders, this self-portrait, titled “Bahay,” (left) is accompanied by a captioned description of a childhood in the…

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Santa Cruz on the Big Screen 

Santa Cruz locals saw a little piece of Hollywood this summer when a new FX miniseries, “Devs,” and Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” follow-up, “Us,” were partially filmed in the city. Both productions hosted open casting calls for Santa Cruz residents, and will be released next…


From Medical to Recreational 

Proposition 64 came into effect this January allowing recreational cannabis use, but with it came a slew of taxes and regulations that are financially disadvantaging small cannabis businesses and medical users. While they struggle to keep up with new regulations, low-income medical patients can no…


Minding the Grad Gap 

Amanda Brambila is now a molecular, cell and developmental biology doctoral candidate at UC Santa Cruz, but she started as a community college student commuting across the border from Mexico every day. There, a professor encouraged her to join a National Institute of Health summer…


Campus Elections Guide 

Illustrations by Kelly Leung Campus elections are held every spring to elect the next officers of the Student Union Assembly (SUA) and to determine which student fee ballot measures will pass. Here’s what you need to know before you vote. WHAT IS SUA? SUA is…


The Future of Kresge College 

Kresge College, built in the ’70s, was meant to last about 40 years. Now over 10 years past its expiration, the buildings are well past its prime. To remedy this, Kresge is preparing to renovate and remove its current buildings and construct completely new ones….

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