Friday, April 3, 2020

Support DACA Emergency Fundraiser for UCSC Students

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.