Bear Fire Continues

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...

Waiting Out Exile

When Tenzin first arrived in San Jose with her husband, she didn’t have any Tibetan friends. She posted an ad on Craigslist to find someone.

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...

Rage Against the War Machine

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.

In Pursuit of Universal Education

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.

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.

Two Years Out of the Shadows

Casting off the 'undocumented' status.

Pumas on Our Doorstep

The Santa Cruz Puma Project recently published data showing that human development is changing puma behavior. Researchers continue to collect data with hopes of conserving puma habitat.

Room For Faith

How do Muslim students adapt to a university environment, and how does the university adapt to their presence? An exploration of how these students live in both worlds.

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...
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