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...

Millennials: Fighting For Change or Failing to Turn Out?

Home is a confusing thing when you’re a college student. Is it where you grew up? Where your college is located? A little bit...

The Who of the Housing Crisis

Jane Eng paid $650 a month for a one-bedroom cottage in Live Oak in 1990 when she first moved to Santa Cruz. Her wages ...

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...

Love for Days

While Valentine’s Day in the U.S. is only one day for couples and friends to show their love, Korea takes the festivities to another...

Career Opportunities in the Modern Internet Age

To understand what careers may lie ahead for me in the near future, I sometimes surf Linkedin to see people’s current professions and how...

Spirit of the Game

A special mixture of adrenaline, pride and nausea. This is my reward at the end of a three-hour ultimate Frisbee practice. The UC Santa Cruz...

Spoken Love

This is my face / Framed by my short coarse hair that I started loving too late / Sparse eyebrows sit insecurely above puzzled...

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...

A Vote for a Better Future

We are in a time ongoing social progress and political change. But today’s political climate is brimming with accusations, hate, lies and bigotry. After...
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