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.

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...

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...

Loma Fire Rages in the Midst of a Drought

Update 9/30 6:55 p.m.: The Loma Fire has grown to 4,345 acres and is 50 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. One firefighter has...

Student Activists Halt Chancellor Search Committee Meeting

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...

Santa Cruz County Suffers Historic Hepatitis A Outbreak

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...

Santa Cruz Takes on Climate Change

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

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...

Fostering a Better Future

Names of students have been changed to protect their identities. It’s move-in day, fall 2014. Among the buzz and bustle is Hailey. She is accompanied...

Obstacles of an Undocumented Life

*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...