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31 May 2023

Serving Student Voice 

The newly formed Coffee Shop Advisory Committee released a campuswide survey on May 24 for input about the controversial takeover of the historically college-run Cowell Coffee Shop and Stevenson Coffee House by UC Santa Cruz Dining Services. They are set to be absorbed by dining…


Mandatory Grades Enacted 

When UC Santa Cruz opened its doors in 1965, the university aimed to be an alternative to traditional UC campuses. The founding mission was to be a progressive educational space — an education of the whole person and not just technical training. This took shape…

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A Future for Feminism 

The UC Santa Cruz women’s studies program garnered student and faculty support in the mid-1970s, but it wasn’t until 20 years later when 2,000 students and 60 faculty marched to the chancellor’s office that feminist studies became an official major. When asked why it took…


Driving up the Cost of Parking 

UC Santa Cruz’s Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) crafted a proposal for the spring ballot to increase the cost of parking permits and the hourly meter rate over the next three years. TAPS is an auxiliary unit that is fueled by student fees, not university…


Lost in Transit 

The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit Department (SCMTD) announced its “Metro Forward Transit Plan,” that, if enacted this September, will result in the largest transit service cuts in the county to date. “Unquestionably, we will impact the riding public,” said SCMTD CEO Alex Clifford. “Our goal…


Under New Management 

The Stevenson Coffee House first opened its doors over 40 years ago as an independent, student-run space, but at the end of this year it will permanently close. “When I started as a freshman, there were 5,000 students in 1978. Classes didn’t go from 8…

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