Exploring Options in Education
Recently accepted into Teach For America (TFA), UC Santa Cruz history major Luis Falcon will return to teach at his high school, Downtown College Prep. As a charter school in San Jose, Downtown College Prep’s main purpose is to help first generation college students prepare for attending and applying to college.
Uplifting Women in Male-Dominant Majors
There were only 63 women in the computer science major at UC Santa Cruz in fall 2011. Two years later the number nearly doubled to 129, but the number of men is still nearly five times the number of women. The percentage of undergraduate women in the Baskin School of Engineering for fall 2013 was 17 percent, with men making up 82 percent.
Sami, I Need to Talk About Sex
No doubt the “sex-talk” has been traditionally, more or less, awkward — maybe your parents sat you down after dinner one night or pulled you aside before you asked out a love interest. Such conversations may have missed a few important details or failed to address certain areas you were curious about.
Strike Activity Continues, 2 Arrested, Entrances Blocked
“I’m not a criminal, we’re not criminals,” multiple graduate students said into a loudspeaker at the 11 a.m. rally at the West entrance.
UAW STRIKES, 20 Arrested on First Day
It was just after 6 a.m. when the first arrest was made. Police in riot gear first detained union leader Josh Brahinsky. An hour later, 19 more students — 13 undergraduates and six graduate students — were handcuffed and escorted to Santa Cruz County Jail for allegedly blocking roads and UC Santa Cruz’s West entrance.
Gallery: Images from the United Auto Workers 2865 Second Day of Striking
Voices from the UAW 2865 Strike
The United Auto Workers (UAW) union gathered around the base of campus early April 2 in protest of unfair labor practices, particularly in Teaching Assistant positions. Twenty students and workers including union leader Josh Brahinsky were arrested on the picket line. Supporters shared their personal…