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06 Aug 2020
Campus

Primary UAW Demands Remain Unresolved 

Despite teaching assistants’ (TAs) smaller demands being met by the UC, primary concerns regarding smaller class sizes, protection and rights for undocumented graduate students and wage increases remain in negotiation. Requests settled by the UC include gender-neutral bathrooms and lactation stations for mothers working on campus, but negotiations for other stipulations between United Auto Workers (UAW) 2856 — the union representing over 13,000 student-workers across the UC — and the UC continue to take place.

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Level Up Supports Local Gaming Community 

Tucked away on a side street along Pacific Avenue is Santa Cruz’s only local video game store — Level Up. Founded two years ago by Jerry Abreu, Level Up is both a video game retailer and a hub for collaborative and competitive gaming, serving as a gaming museum and a place for gamers to come together and discuss the gaming experience.

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Riding the Glass Wave 

When Lisa Orr-Donnelly began surfing in Santa Cruz in the 1970s, she said she was vastly outnumbered by males — about 25-to-1. “There were about 20 girls in all of Santa Cruz who surfed at that time,” Orr-Donnelly said. “Maybe a couple dozen.” Orr-Donnelly is…