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24 May 2020

Gopal Balakrishnan Dismissed from UCSC 

On the recommendation of UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Cynthia Larive, the University of California Regents resolved to dismiss Gopal Balakrishnan on Sept. 24.  The decision came after a Title IX investigation found the formerly tenured history of consciousness professor violated the 2015 UC Policy on…

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Federal Judge Halts Ross Camp Closure 

Content warning: This article contains reference to sexual assault and violence.  Many Ross Camp residents questioned the  future of their living situation the afternoon of April 23 as they prepared to vacate the encampment under orders from the city.  Some asked another question — did…

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Gateway Plaza Camp to Remain Open for Now 

After over a month of flip-flopping on what to do with the houseless encampment behind Gateway Plaza, sometimes called the Ross encampment, the Santa Cruz City Council rejected a plan to close the camp. Council members Cynthia Mathews and Donna Meyers and Mayor Martine Watkins…

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A Guide to Riding Safely 

Uber and Lyft are advertised as secure modes of transportation for college students. With 750,000 drivers and 2 million drivers in the U.S. respectively, Uber and Lyft pride themselves on safety. However, due to recent events, it is important for students to remember to practice…

A Tale of Two Cities 

In Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us,” Adelaide Wilson confronted a darker side of herself. As the setting for the film, Santa Cruz had to do the same. Filming “Us” brought over $1 million to Santa Cruz’s economy, said Christina Glynn, communications director for Visit Santa…