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14 Aug 2020

OPERS Deficit Prompts Layoffs 

In the wake of a projected $600,000 deficit for the Office of Physical Education Recreation and Sports (OPERS), the athletic director and the head of maintenance were laid off and their positions eliminated. Both comprise over $150,000 in salary. Their responsibilities will be dispersed among…


95 Miles of Mayhem 

Strobelights, Super Smash Brothers and 167,200 yards of swimming dominated the campus pool for 24 hours on Oct. 1 through Oct. 2 as the UC Santa Cruz swim team hosted their 12th annual Ian W. Carney Memorial relay fundraiser. “It’s a great fundraiser for us….


NCAA Opinion Poll Passes 

Days prior to the positive results of the NCAA opinion poll, the Academic Senate unanimously passed a resolution on May 18 to further investigate funding options to support the program. While the poll didn’t enact the proposed $90 quarterly student fee, it guarantees its spot…


Women’s Tennis Wins GSAC 

The UC Santa Cruz women’s tennis team emerged as the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) champions after defeating Salem College 5-0 and Agnes Scott College 5-2 last weekend. With the wins, the Slugs earned a playoff berth to the NCAA National Championships for the first…


Getting to Know Cameron Bardeau 

At 5-foot-8-inches, junior Cameron Bardeau isn’t the tallest player on the men’s volleyball team, but his impact on the court demonstrates elite talent. As the team’s starting libero, Bardeau serves as UC Santa Cruz’s defensive anchor while facilitating the offense — a strategy the Slugs…


Learning to Heal 

Jeffrey Sun came to college certain he wanted to help professional athletes as a sports medicine physician. However, with limited internships and no medical center on the UC Santa Cruz campus, it’s hard for students like Sun to gain hands-on training before graduate school. Now…