Dancing For Spirit, Strength and Change
Hundreds of Santa Cruzans spent their Valentine’s Day celebrating not just their love for their significant others, but to dance and bring awareness to the acts of violence committed against women. One Billion Rising For Justice is a global call for female survivors of violence…
Cookies, Chancellors and Conversations
The University House opened its doors last Wednesday night as students were given the opportunity to voice their concerns to UC Santa Cruz administrators at the “Appetizers with Administrators” event. Presented by the Student Union Assembly (SUA) Office of External Affairs, the event brought together…
Breaking the Stained Glass Ceiling
Christine Fahrenbach had always wanted to be a Catholic priest ever since she was a child. Despite the Catholic Church’s refusal to ordain women, Fahrenbach was ordained into Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP), a movement within the Church dedicated to challenging the patriarchal nature of mainstream religion.
Letting Life Flow Naturally
Dating back to 2700 B.C., massaging — first used by ancient civilizations such as the Chinese and Egyptians, and then adopted to become the Swedish massage — continues to be the most widely practiced bodywork technique. While a Swedish massage relaxes and soothes the client with lubricated long strokes from head to toe, other techniques such as acupressure focus on finding specific points and releasing energy flows.
Boundless Education in India
UC Santa Cruz’s central administration has taken the lead in an international creation. Special advisor to the Chancellor for International Initiatives (SACII) Anu Luther said with UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal seeking to raise UCSC’s international profile and to support faculty, students and programs interested in global engagements, India is an obvious focus among others.
Houseless Protest Downtown Cafés Over Claims of Discrimination
Around 40 individuals who are houseless rallied downtown on Jan. 25 to argue that several coffee shops and cafés have discriminated them based on their appearances.
How Plants Get Dirty
Somewhere in Australia, a Cryptostylis orchid is about to trick an unsuspecting wasp into getting down and dirty with it. Pseudocopulation, where a plant has evolved to resemble a certain insect in order to hoodwink others of the same species into having (pseudo)sex with it, is only one of the hundreds of techniques employed by plants to spread their pollen.