An ‘App’titude for Creativity
Brian Vallelunga, Jashan Dhillom and Ronnie Wilcox may not have slept much last weekend, but they earned $4,000 and first place in UC Santa Cruz’s first ever hackathon. Around 100 individuals congregated at the Oakes Learning Center last weekend to conceive and execute an idea…
Nearly-Extinct Plant is Given New Roots
A plant facing extinction is now thriving due to the efforts of one professor and her team. Though this white-petaled plant is small, its disappearance could play a large role in the degradation of habitats and other species. “The organisms within a habitat rely on…
Gallery: Campus’s First Holi Fest Celebrates Beginning of Spring
The Student Union Assembly (SUA), in conjunction with Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and the Indian Student Organization (ISO), presented UCSC’s first Holi Festival on the Upper East Field on April 4. Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Colors, is traditionally a Hindu religious…
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.