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11 Jul 2020

GABRIELA Comes to Santa Cruz 

When her husband Diego was assassinated, Gabriela Silang took up his role as leader of the revolutionary movement resisting Spanish colonialism in the Philippines. She became an icon in Pilipinx culture, representing the strength of women and the fight for women’s liberation.  In the Philippines today,…


Graduate Students On Strike 

Graduate students at UC Santa Cruz have had enough. After two months on a grading strike with no action beyond dialogue from the university administration, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) voted to initiate a full teaching strike beginning Feb. 10. The picket drew several hundred…


711 Empty Beds on Campus 

*Pseudonym used at source’s request. It was fall 2019, and on the fifth floor of Building A at Merrill College second-year Archer Willems and his friends decided to turn the empty quintuple room down their hall into the lounge it once was a decade ago. …


UC-AFT and UC Contract Expires 

UC Santa Cruz lecturers held a strike at the base of campus in 2003 for a fair contract and increased job security through continuing appointments. Their demands were seen as radical and progressive at the time, but lecturers succeeded in obtaining a contract that set…


Graduate Students Escalate COLA Fight 

Natalya Jackson is a sixth-year graduate student in the math department. She’s scheduled to graduate in the spring, and has a job lined up when she does. But recently, Jackson received a student conduct violation notice for theft of intellectual properties and forgeries for allegedly…