Ethnic Exclusivity of Television
One day in kindergarten, I asked my mom, “Why do you only buy me the black doll? All of my friends have the regular one.” I’ll never forget the way she looked at me and said, “What do you mean, the regular one?”
Heritage Honored at African Cultural Show
In a search for his identity, Rasheed Shabazz chose his own name — since then, he said, he has never felt more himself. This is the story Shabazz, a recent UC Berkeley graduate, told the crowd of about 80 guests on Friday night’s African Cultural…
Tuition Freeze May End After 2014-15 School Year
Higher education is becoming an exceedingly costly option for students. Student loan debt surpassed $1 trillion in 2013, placing it as the second highest form of consumer debt behind mortgages. The graduating class of 2014 set a record for being the most indebted class ever, with an average of $33,000 per student.
César Chávez’s Legacy Inspires Chican@ and Latin@ Youth
About halfway through his keynote address, César Cruz placed a plastic bag over his head and sniffed an open bottle of Elmer’s glue in front of a crowd of 200 people.
César Chávez Convocation Celebrates Latin@ Empowerment
The César Chávez’ Convocation will take place on May 20 at 7 p.m. at colleges Nine and Ten Multi-purpose Room to celebrate the life and mission of the famous civil rights leader, with keynote speaker, activist and Harvard doctorate candidate César Cruz.
Re-Pledging My Love For Greek Life
Students who frequent UCSC’s Quarry Plaza understand that the first week of the quarter is a game of Minesweeper for those actively trying to avoid contact with UCSC’s Greek letter organizations (GLOs). As a member of a women’s fraternity — a proud sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma — I’ve certainly had my hang-ups about joining a system with such a mysterious and elusive past. If you ask any student at UCSC about GLOs, most of them will murmur something vague about a “koi pond incident” — but nobody seems to know the facts.
The Pressures of the Machine
What does it mean to seek freedom? In an effort to try to find her own freedom, Helen — the central character of the UCSC theater department’s production of the noir crime drama “Machinal” — rebels against societal restrictions constraining her due to her gender….
‘Art +’ Ventures Beyond Artistic Horizons
For the next six months, you can expect to stumble upon an interesting array of artwork in the mini-galleries at the Elena Baskin Visual Arts Center.
A Veteran’s Story, Life After War
CADRC works together with Poetic Theater Productions to bring a play called “Goliath” to UCSC. Goliath tells the story of a war veteran in the style of slam poetry.
Exhibit in Downtown Gallery Glows
Local Artist Brian Coleman has been creating sculptures from neon and glass for the past 40 years. Robbie Schoen, the owner of the gallery, believes that Coleman’s work is the first step into a whole new world of art.