Friday, April 3, 2020

Student Activists Halt Chancellor Search Committee Meeting

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Surrounded by student activists pressing forward, third-year Jared Semana was at the front of the police line when UC Santa Cruz police officer Robert...

Balakrishnan Case Closed

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Content warning: This article contains references to sexual harassment and assault. UCSC professor Gopal Balakrishnan was found by Title IX to have violated the university’s...

Opening the Door on Retaliation

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Graphics by Dagmar Kuta Content warning: This article contains references to sexual harassment and assault. *Name has been changed to protect the anonymity of this source. Due...

From Medical to Recreational

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Proposition 64 came into effect this January allowing recreational cannabis use, but with it came a slew of taxes and regulations that are financially...

Sexual Harassment and Assault Allegations Build Against UCSC Professor

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Content warning: This article contains references to sexual harassment and assault. *Name has been changed to protect the anonymity of this source **Gopal Balakrishnan is...

Santa Cruz Takes on Climate Change

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Emilio Martinez Castañeda, Beach Flats Community Garden gatekeeper, stepped into the garden and looked out at all of the rows of destroyed maize after...

Distorting Asian American Identities

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Asian Americans, 27 percent of the UC Santa Cruz student body, are often viewed as model Americans — an idea partly rooted in anti-Blackness....

From Overprescription to Overdose

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The opioid epidemic is nothing new, rooted in a legacy of the War on Drugs, the pharmaceutical industry and mental health disparities, but in...

Santa Cruz County Suffers Historic Hepatitis A Outbreak

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California is facing a public health emergency with one of the largest hepatitis A outbreaks in the state’s history. Over the last year, more...

Bear Fire Continues

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While about 11,000 emergency responders from throughout California and several other states are battling to contain firestorms devastating Northern California, Santa Cruz County is...