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15 Aug 2020
Sports

Using Campus as a Dance Studio 

The sign-ups for the Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS) dance studio are posted every Monday at 10:30 a.m. Leaders of dance groups independent of OPERS scramble to sign up for a practice time and showing up 10 minutes late could cost them the…

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SUGB, SUA Oppose OPERS’ Funding Plan 

Members of the Student Union Governance Board (SUGB) have mobilized in response to the Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports’ (OPERS) plan to use the Student Life Facilities Fee Reserve Fund to finance a projected $2 million renovation to the swimming pool filtration system….

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OPERS to Undertake $2 Million Pool Repair 

UC Santa Cruz’s Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS) is in the midst of planning an estimated $2 million project to replace the swimming pool’s 30-year-old filtration system. While the pool’s water quality currently meets Santa Cruz County health and safety standards, the…

Sports

OPERS Budget in Question 

Last quarter, the Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS) at UC Santa Cruz eliminated the positions of athletic director and head of maintenance in response to a projected deficit of $600,000. Other vacant positions were left unfilled to further reduce costs, including associate…

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OPERS Deficit Prompts Layoffs 

In the wake of a projected $600,000 deficit for the Office of Physical Education Recreation and Sports (OPERS), the athletic director and the head of maintenance were laid off and their positions eliminated. Both comprise over $150,000 in salary. Their responsibilities will be dispersed among…

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Far From Tapping Out 

In a state with a dwindling water supply, UC Santa Cruz has been awarded for its standout water conservation practices. At the 2015 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference on Oct. 1 hosted by San Francisco State University, UCSC was given the best practice award for…

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Dugout of the Blue 

When freshman Nessa Esparza attended the OPERS Fall Festival in 2014, there was something that was really lacking, something that’s central to who she is — a space for a softball player. More specifically, a competitive team that she could join. Esparza has played softball…