Accessible Voting in Santa Cruz

Every voter knows that feeling you get after you cast a ballot — that swell of pride, the uncontainable joy of slapping on an...

Waiting for Water

Illustration by Darin Connolly. By Sofia Solares Five years.  That’s how long...

Underrepresented Students Navigate Higher Education

Students of color and first-generation students often find themselves working twice as hard to adapt to university life, though their additional effort is largely...

A Different Perspective

The world has been watching the U.S. leading up to the presidential election and the outcome will have impacts beyond just our borders. UC...

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...

Alumni of Color Forgotten By Administration

Starting in January, UC Santa Cruz adorned campus with celebratory banners of notable alumni. The alumni site deems 2018 “the year of the alumni, ...

Let’s Get This Bread… On a Budget

Food insecurity is an issue that thousands of college students grapple with every day. It disproportionately affects low-income students of color, who...

Locally Sourced, Globally Distributed

At the age of 18 Ella Fleming didn’t know what a broccoli plant looked like. After working two years in the Center for Agroecology...

From School to Prison and Back

Edgar Fuentes* was 10 the first time he smoked meth, 12 the first time he went to juvenile hall, and 13 when he was...

Looking Back at Food Not Bombs

Food Not Bombs, a grassroots activist group founded 37 years ago and working toward feeding the houseless and managing food waste, began when Keith...