Why You Should Care About Affordable Care

2014 marks a milestone for Obamacare, as the health coverage it established finally goes into effect

Coaches Deserve Fair Pay

UCSC women’s basketball coach Todd Kent holds practices five days a week beginning at 5 a.m. The team is having their strongest season in...

Students Must Pay to Play

Measure 62, the proposed referenda to increase funding for NCAA sports, has been a hotly debated topic on campus over the past couple of...

Institutions Must No Longer Protect the Patriarchy

The silence is breaking across the country as sexual assault and harassment become more visible to the public. Change is on the horizon, but...

Bridging the STEM Gap

UC Santa Cruz’s computer game design major has 478 declared and proposed undergraduate students — 66 of them are women. Similarly, the computer engineering...

A New Authority on the Decisions That Matter

Sen. Ricardo Lara recently proposed a constitutional amendment that aims to give the California Legislature unparalleled control over the UC system, putting the UCs...

White Supremacy Must be Condemned

We need to rebrand what a terrorist looks like. Because right now, when someone mentions the word “terrorist,” the image that comes to people’s minds...

UCSC’s Plan for the Future Lacks Any Bite

The plan sounds impressive in theory. The university acknowledges that there are problem areas and has some type of plan to improve students’ experience at UCSC. Unfortunately, the plan lacks tangible details, solutions and opportunities for dialogue. As of now, the plan reads like an overly optimistic and out-of-touch press release — all bark and no bite.

At-Risk Houseless Women Need Support

*Trigger warning: this editorial contains references to sexual violence. There are nearly 600 houseless women in Santa Cruz, according to a 2015 survey. About 78...

The Unexpected Rise of Trump

Despite the controversial remarks defining his campaign, Donald Trump is no longer just an irrelevant, comical buffoon who spews ignorant statements. Last week, he...
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