Affording an Unpaid Internship
With summer just around the quarter, students are in a mad rush for some sort of work experience. Unfortunately, some can’t afford it. Entry-level positions are being replaced by internships in almost every field from film production to accounting. This is more than just not ok — it’s illegal. Thousands of companies are labeling their employees as interns so they can either pay them very little, or nothing at all.
Not There Yet, Napolitano
UC President Janet Napolitano recently visited Mexico, but not for reasons you might expect. She spent a couple of days meeting with important figureheads from both Mexican universities as well as scientific and cultural organizations as a “testament to the strength of our relationship with…
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.
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.
Letter to the Editors: Alumni Urge SUA to Retain USSA Membership
Dear Student Union Assembly Officers and Representatives, As alumni of UCSC and the Student Union Assembly, we write to urge you to retain membership in the United States Student Association (USSA). USSA is the oldest and largest student-run, student-led association in the country and has…
Maintaining Avenues of Remedial Education
Many students attend community college with the intention of later transferring to a four-year university. Some students, however, have no plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree and instead attend community college simply to expand their knowledge and gain life skills. For the latter group, if…