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23 Mar 2023

Upcoming 24th Annual Motivation Conference 

For many disadvantaged communities, access to platforms of higher education and the confidence to apply is not attainable, but the Motivation Conference aims to mitigate this disparity. The Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APISA), a student organization that emphasizes unity and empowerment through awareness of…


Let Our People Go: Conditions of Confinement 

Noisemakers rattled and bullhorns flared as 200 people marched on April 8 toward West County Detention Facility in Richmond, an operating facility of Northern California’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center. Individuals of all ages and faiths stand alongside one another holding signs that…


ICE Arrests in Capitola 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested two individuals and detained two others on March 7 in Capitola. The arrests occurred near 41st Street, according to a member of Your Allied Rapid Response (YARR) of Santa Cruz, a resistance group formed to support undocumented immigrants….


Racism: A Medical Practice 

The United States, a leading global economic and military superpower, has the most inferior maternal health care system when compared to every other developed country in the world. Black mothers, more prevalently than any other race, bear the heaviest burden from the country’s poor maternal…


Separation of Church and Health Care 

*Name changed to protect anonymity The closest full-service hospital to UC Santa Cruz is six miles away. Despite being a full-service hospital, it does not provide a service that around 45 percent of college-aged people seek — all-encompassing reproductive health services. Dominican Hospital, a branch…


Merging Dialogues 

Over 1,000 Santa Cruz residents wrapped around the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium to hear Kimberlé Crenshaw, the keynote speaker, at the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on Feb. 8. Crenshaw, a UCLA law professor, specializes in race and gender issues and is…


A Guide To Trump’s Immigration Policy 

As White House officials debate the future of American immigration, U.S. residents grow more uncertain as to how Trump’s immigration policies will affect both undocumented and documented immigrants. The government shutdown ended Jan. 23 when Congress passed a temporary budget plan that didn’t address immigration…

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