Police Brutality Extends to the Classroom

Violence doesn’t belong in the classroom. But in this country, it’s becoming shockingly more common. The increase of incidents of violence in public schools have...

Bring Asylum Seekers to Safety

Thousands of migrants are trapped in Tijuana, with the oppressive tactics of the Border Patrol in front and the widespread violence and poverty of...

When Anxiety Meets Apathy

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) throughout the UC system are not equipped to meet the mental health needs of students, and the UC itself...

Trump Aborts Freedom of Choice

Illustration by Darin Connolly You choose to get an abortion because you realize you are not financially ready...

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...

Lethal Injections Lawsuit Demands Transparency

On the day Clayton Lockett was sentenced to be executed in Oklahoma, something went wrong. He should have died immediately, but instead­ he suffered for 43 minutes, writhing and convulsing in pain. Eventually, one of his veins ruptured, causing him to have a heart attack and die.

Only We Can Prevent Wildfires

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to see it land on a power line, can it still catch...

Lukewarm on Climate Action, Hot on Hypocrisy

Self-proclaimed environmental champion Gov. Jerry Brown supported legislation that challenged nationwide emission standards in 2007 and opposed offshore drilling. Supporters swoon at Brown’s half-hearted...

Safety Concerns Go Unaddressed by Administration

In 2011, there was one on-campus intimidation incident and one vandalism incident characterized by sexual orientation bias. In 2013, there was another on-campus vandalism...

Repeal the Ban

Hundreds of travelers — college students returning from breaks or research trips, families who’ve sold everything to start a new life, refugees escaping despotism...