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29 Sep 2020
COVID-19

Santa Cruz Updates Shelter in Place Order 

Beach restrictions reimplemented Santa Cruz County’s latest shelter in place order, issued April 30 and effective May 1, eases restrictions on movement by expanding the list of essential businesses.  Santa Cruz Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel deemed landscaping, construction, plant nurseries, childcare and golf courses…

Often Imitated, Never Duplicated 

What does it take to get Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei and Louis Bourgeois in the same room? A Spanish exportation license, stacks of paperwork and adequate funding are just the beginning. After almost four years of planning, Porter’s Sesnon Gallery opened its doors for the…

Arts & Culture

Outstretched Arms 

Art. It’s cloistered away in personal collections, confined to frames and kept in stuffy institutions. Or is it? Las Vegas artist Justin Favela’s latest installation, “Regeneración,” celebrates murals and their capacity to challenge conventional art. Inspired by the work of former UC Santa Cruz professor…

Campus

Can the UC be Free? 

Graduation is just around the corner, and the class of 2019 will soon be leaving UC Santa Cruz with memories, a diploma and over $22,000 of student debt each. Students in California are working to alleviate this debt by campaigning for free tuition. If successful,…

Arts & Culture

Idolos (Icons) 

It’s not often that you see a luchadore with long, luscious lashes, sparkling blue eyeliner and popping pink lips. But that’s exactly the sight awaiting visitors in the current stairwell installation at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH).   UC Santa Cruz…

Arts & Culture

40 Years of Multicultural Festival 

Every year, students from ethnic identity organizations at UC Santa Cruz stage the largest collaborative event on campus. For half a day, the Multicultural Festival (MCF) will turn the Porter Dining Hall into a space of cultural discovery and exchange through food, music and performance. This…