The Voices of the Voteless

*Last names have been withheld to protect the sources’ identities. Over an estimated 100 million voters will head to the polls to cast their votes,...

Post-Modern Family

No, that’s not my uncle or a family friend. When I say it’s my dad’s partner, I don’t mean he’s a police officer. No,...

Waiting for Water

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

Party Like a Slug

Illustrations by Lisa Bizuneh. Picture this — you and your friends decide to celebrate the end of midterms...

The State of Student Mental Health: Q&A with CAPS Director Gary Dunn

Photo courtesy of Dr. Gary Dunn Chalk it up to a “crisis of meaning” or the downwinds of...

Recreational Marijuana for Adults

California has the opportunity to join Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska by legalizing the adult use of recreational marijuana in the Nov. 8 election....

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...

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...

Accessibility vs. Affordability

While UC Santa Cruz encourages students to invest in a meal plan, a seven-day meal plan that costs $464 per month is not always...

Campus Gardens

UC Santa Cruz’s commitment to the environment is evident through the abundance of gardens on campus. Working in a garden helps students understand the...