Immigrant Families Separated and Violated

No reasonable person would consider taking a first-grader away from the comfort of her mother, shipping her 2,000 miles away, and only allowing them...

Letter to the Editors: An Open Letter to Chancellor Blumenthal on Measure 62

Hello Chancellor Blumenthal, My name is Victoria Mannah, and I'm a freshmen here at UCSC. I'm a Porter affiliate, and have recently voted in the...

Living with the Minimum Wage in a Gilded Age

Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of AB10 gives 25 percent increase over the next three years in the minimum wage for low-wage workers. But questions remain as to whether it will keep low-wage workers from being exploited by corporations.

End the Trend

No person should feel unsafe at school. No person should feel unsafe at their place of worship. No person should feel unsafe attending a...

The UC is Committed to Free Speech, Not to Students

Illustration by Sabrina Ilumin Students feeling safe and represented on campus comes second to upholding free speech at...

Universities Shouldn’t Favor the Elite

It was recently revealed that George Washington University changed their school’s admission policy from “need-blind” to “need-aware,” meaning students in need of financial assistance who may otherwise meet admissions standards may be scaled down from “admitted” to “waitlisted.”

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...

Profiting Off of Trauma

Jennye Pagoada López was about two months pregnant when she approached Customs and Border Protections (CPB) agents at the San Ysidro border, seeking asylum...

Food Waste Detrimental to Environment

For every two pieces of produce, one will be thrown away, uneaten. It’s a battle for perfection, from stem to store and all of...

Anti-Zionism ≠ Anti-Semitism

People may say they care about human rights, but their sympathy stops short at Palestine. People who do criticize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the...