Illustration by Christine Hipp


– There will be a dialogue centered on queer students on campus taking place this Thursday from 6–8 p.m. in the Redwood Lounge.

– Rainbow Theater, the multicultural performance arts student organization will be putting on shows this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Stevenson Event Center starting at 7:00 p.m.

– Representatives of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) will be negotiating with the University of California (UC) to work out a new contract for service workers on Nov. 9 above the Bay Tree Bookstore. A student rally to support them will take place around noon in the Quarry Plaza below.



– Organizing director Kevin Huang gave a presentation on the United States Student Association (USSA). He explained that the USSA is a coalition of student governments from around the nation, and that every student at UC Santa Cruz pays 25 cents to allow UCSC’s SUA to be a member at USSA.

– Every office of SUA gave a presentation on the different committees that are organized under their desk.

– The organizing director Kevin Huang oversees the Student Power Committee, a committee dedicated to helping organize students.

– The internal vice chair Shaz Umer oversees the Outreach/Student Life Committee, which works on general student outreach and organizes events on campus.

– The external vice chair Victor Velasco oversees the Lobby Corps., which is for lobbying for students and student issues on campus and around the state.

– The commissioner of diversity Rocío Zamora oversees the Diversity Commission, which provides space to learn about and discuss student identity and diversity on campus.

– The commissioner of academic affairs Wanjiku (Shiku) Muhire oversees the Student Academic Senate, which is an organization focused on making changes for students on campus.

– The SUA chair Nwadiuto (DT) Amajoyi is a moderator of the Student Organization Funding Association Committee (SOFA), which works to fund student interests around campus. It is the only committee that is not open to the general public, and is instead made up of only SUA representatives.



– $300 was approved to fund election night screenings for students around campus.

– SUA passed a motion to officially endorse Proposition 30, a proposition to increase personal income taxes on those earning more than $250,000 annually and an increase in sales and use taxes to fund K-12 schools and community colleges.

– SUA also passed a motion that expresses opposition to Proposition 32, which prohibits unions and corporations from giving to political candidates or committees which represent them.