Starting Small

Matt Herron walked backwards for 15 miles, threw himself in ditches, created fake press passes and spoke in a southern accent to document the...

Measure D: Tackling Transportation

Twelve years ago, former chair of the Campaign for Sensible Transportation, Paul Elerick, led the charge to vote down a local measure to widen...

A Taste of Culture

As festivalgoers walk across the lawn, one thought consumed everyone’s mind: “what do I eat?” With numerous tents with delicious food from different cuisines, the...

Stop Asking Why

I’ve been trying to explain to others (and myself) why I decided to transfer from Boston University (BU) to UC Santa Cruz, for over...

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…

On the Westside of Santa Cruz, florists buzz around Shay’s Flowers and Gifts. The shop is packed to the brim with roses, tulips, daisies...

Drawing New Insights

At 16 years old, artist Tim Eagan drew his first political cartoon during the presidential race between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Eagan...

The Things We Keep

From baby shoes to human teeth and puppets to old letters — these are the objects we hold dear. People collect souvenirs to mark...

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...

It’s in the Cards

As a kid, Valentine’s Day might mean buying a box set of Scooby Doo or Kim Possible cards and handing them out in class....