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26 Jan 2021
Arts & Culture

Past and Present 

Though underreported and underappreciated, Black people have been present in the territory that is now Santa Cruz County for centuries. In 1995, late professional researcher Phil Reader compiled a timeline outlining the history of Black individuals in Santa Cruz County. This is a continuation and…

Opinion

Black Lives Are YOUR Future 

  Now that I am entering my senior year at UC Santa Cruz, I have learned firsthand how to navigate the predominantly white institution through the “veil.” The “veil” is a metaphor coined by Dr. W.E.B. DuBois in his novel “The Souls of Black Folk”, which describes how a Black person…

Campus

$1 Million Donation to Expand STEM Programs 

A $1 million donation from UC Santa Cruz alumna Julie Packard will create the Dean’s Funds for Diversity in the Sciences, which aims to increase minority students’ participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors primarily through the expansion of three outreach programs. The…

Campus

SUA Officers Reflect One Year Later 

As the new Student Union Assembly (SUA) campaigning season begins, City on a Hill Press (CHP) asked the current SUA officers to assess themselves and what they accomplished this year. Using their answers to last spring’s interview questions from CHP, the officers reflected on how their original goals came to fruition.

Opinion

A Seemingly Colorless UC 

I used to wonder why people would criticize this university for their lack of diversity when I looked at my peers in class and saw mostly people of color. Then I remembered I was a proposed Latin American and Latino Studies major, as were many of my classmates.

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