Monday, January 27, 2020

Support DACA Emergency Fundraiser for UCSC Students

President Donald Trump upended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last week, leaving 800,000 DACA recipients across the country facing a future...

Solitary Confinement is Legalized Torture

After prison guards found Chelsea Manning unresponsive in her cell after an attempted suicide in July, they placed her in solitary confinement at Fort...

Segregation in Education

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled public school segregation unconstitutional through the historic Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954, igniting a hard fought...

Not One More Tuition Increase

The UC is on their way to finalizing another tuition increase for out-of-state students for the 2018-19 school year. In May, the UC is...

Forgotten Voices

The rise of the #MeToo movement has amplified the voices of the historically silenced. It has seized the microphone from the powerful and passed...

Refugees Welcome?

Thirty-seven of my family members are refugees. They are scattered in different parts of the Middle East and Europe — 20 are internally displaced...

Safeguard Consumer Rights

If President Donald Trump gets his way, the watchdog agency entrusted with protecting student loan borrowers from unscrupulous loan servicers could lose its teeth...

Voluntourism Won’t Help Your Resume

Graduates or students with the privilege to pay to travel the world this summer should be doing so ethically, not with the mentality of...

Media Skews Student Voices

Mainstream media outlets sensationalize protests, dedicate space to isolated incidents and belittle genuine issues people are trying to change through direct action. Coverage of...

Recovering an Erased History

On the walkway from the bookstore to McHenry Library, in the wooded ravine below Hahn Student Services and the road, there’s a bell that reads, “El Camino Real,” or “The Royal Road.” This modest looking steel bell honors the pathway taken by Spanish missionaries as they traversed the California coast.