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05 Jul 2020
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Food For Thought 

UCSC Dining has steadily improved its composting process since 2008, but problems persist. Even with the help of a proposed on-campus resource recovery facility, UCSC Dining says the only way to achieve a waste-free campus by 2020 is with students’ help. When the College Nine/Ten…

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What Does It Mean To Be A Hispanic Serving Institution 

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.

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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 Quarry Plaza and McHenry Library, FSH is not a community most undergraduates learn about. FSH’s physical isolation is not the only…

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Rebuilding A $50 Million Mistake 

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.

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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.