From Forest to Ice

For five fast-paced days, graduate students and professors conducted research in the deep-field of Antarctica. While cold winds swept over them, on-site researchers drew samples from a lake buried 800 meters beneath the ice. This research is the culmination of four years of work by students, faculty and staff working in the icy barrens of Antarctica and the wooded hills of UC Santa Cruz.

Unsheltered

At about 5 a.m. on an October morning, two houseless people were tucked away beneath the arch of a Pacific Avenue doorway. Red and...

A Tobacco-Free Conversation

“We all just got a letter.” “As I recall it was sent via email to all faculty, staff and students. It was an announcement from...

Balakrishnan Case Closed

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...

From Overprescription to Overdose

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

Pulling Double-Duty

Hidden behind trees, a baseball field and a hill, Family Student Housing (FSH) is hard to see. Removed from other dorms and far from...

Transitions: Voices of the Trans Community

Uncovering or exposing the trans community on campus to give it a much needed and deserved attention. Highlights the personal struggles—both emotionally and physically—that trans-identified individuals face everyday as well as educates the student body on the community and the implementations the UC has made to facilitate a safe trans environment. Also discusses medical benefits provided by student insurance, and services available at the health center as well as locations off campus.

Two Years Out of the Shadows

Casting off the 'undocumented' status.

Students and Housing: Not So Simple

Almost every student stresses about housing. Although it may not always be as extreme as living in a car or sharing a...

Living in Silence

While other UC Santa Cruz seniors are anxious to find a job after graduation, Antonio’s* biggest concern is being able to live in the...
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