Crossing the Spectrum Through Laughter

“Have you ever been with a Latina?” Marga Gomez said, peeking over her glasses as she purred and winked to the audience, joking about...

Pop Melodies and Frenetic Energy

What does a sold-out crowd at The Catalyst on a rainy Friday look like? Sweaty. Dripping off the backs of young hipsters, sliding down...

Friends, Romans, Slugs — Lend Me Your Ears

A new version of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” transports the 400-year-old comedy to the contemporary, bringing empathy to center stage and giving migrant...

Underrepresentation in the Electronic Music Minor

Sitting in a lecture for Advanced Electronic Sound Synthesis, electronic music minor students observe and discuss how computer coding can alter the pitch and...

Opening the Curtains on Mental Health

The room was dimly lit with a blue haze as the crowd watched from the shadows of the main stage theater. It brightened as...

An Unconventional Museum Experience

Passersbys might notice some oddly placed blue signs around campus — maybe the snapshot of handwritten text by the Academic Resource Center or the...

Radio’s Not Dead

Long gone are the days when an aspiring artist can freak out over hearing their song played on the radio. The once intimate and...

Up Close and Personal

After applying for tickets through a lottery system, about 45 attendees arrived for a mystery show at a small yoga studio turned concert venue,...

Emotional Experiences of Black Men

Through community engagement and an emphasis on vulnerability, The Confess Project, an agency focused on education and awareness of mental health, and its CEO...

Keep Your Shoes On

The definition of “house” has evolved with a little help from the Santa Cruz music scene, and in the case of Ya Mi Na,...