West Fest Takes UCSC

The College Eight upper-lawn morphed from a quiet grassy plains to a music festival on Feb. 26 for West Fest. KZSC, College Eight and Oakes...

Visibility for Student Artists

Unlike students in other majors, who are writing final papers or studying for exams, art students at UC Santa Cruz are binding photo books...

Celebrating Native Culture and Community

In the U.S. there are currently over 560 Indian tribes recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Over 100 of these are in California,...

Reviving the Funk

After rapper and DJ Metro Boomin’ took the main stage of the Catalyst Club last Thursday night, hip-hop took a step away from the...

Crafting Social Change

In the rooftop sculpture garden, a shamisen plays as a storyteller, Megumi, recites Japanese folklore. In the silent room next door, expressive photographs of...

Uncharted Waters

When professor Anna Friz saw that UC Santa Cruz had an underwater speaker, a 50-meter pool and creative students, she figured why not put...

Looking to the Future, Recalling the Past

The Temptations are blasting from an eight-track and a raised, black fist is painted on the wall. It’s 1967 in Detroit, Michigan and Motown...

Northern Bound

Three bands, three cities and vigor to exceed the boundaries of the music industry took the Catalyst Atrium stage on Friday night — all...

Hip-Hop, Women, Earth? Word.

By Gabrielle Garcia and Marwa Safi The worlds of feminism, hip-hop and environmental justice will dance together April 29 at the Merrill Cultural Center. Hosted...

Exploring Gender Identity Through Traditional Asian Theater

Drama, Masks & Gender Fluidity “He or she — love is love,” said Panji, a colorfully clad character played by Naomi Grunst, surrounded by...