Friday, April 3, 2020

Obstacles of an Undocumented Life

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*Names have been changed to protect identity. Until Maria* was 11 years old, the only memories she had of her parents were from photos, phone...

From Forest to Ice

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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.

In Pursuit of Universal Education

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In order to apply for a “Hispanic-Serving Institution” designation, UCSC is required to meet specific targets in terms of the diversity of its student-body. As the university’s outreach programs aim to recruit underrepresented students, an era of persistent state budget cuts for the UC make it difficult for UCSC to finance its efforts.

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...

Living in Silence

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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...

Local Progressive Push Amid a National Divide

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Illustration by Ry X Three years into his graduate physics program at UC Santa Cruz, Clayton Strawn, 25,...

What Does It Mean To Be A Hispanic Serving Institution

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Dramatic shifts in state demographics means higher education institutions must respond to ensure that retention and graduation rates increase with the population trends. “Hispanic Serving Institutions” across the country are attempting to address these issues that come with the increasing Latin@ population. UC Santa Cruz is in the process of joining that list.

Rage Against the War Machine

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A group of protesters has been gathering in downtown Santa Cruz to voice their opposition to the U.S. drone policy. Their efforts are paralleled by likeminded protesters across the country, as U.S. drone strikes abroad come under increasing fire from antiwar and human rights activists.

Rebuilding A $50 Million Mistake

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Plenty of rumors have been spread by students surrounding the closure of Stevenson and Kresge apartments. There is the theory that students smoking inside the buildings caused the fire alarm to constantly go off, while interior sprinklers caused water build-up. There is the theory that Greek housing would be built in Stevenson’s spot. There is the “deadly black mold” theory. Despite the email from Stevenson College Housing explaining that the apartments were to be remodeled due to water damage, the ongoing lawsuit claiming faulty construction at the infill apartments — Stevenson, Kresge, Cowell and Porter — was kept quiet.

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...