‘Highway Six’ Plead No Contest
One by one, the “Highway Six” stood in front of Santa Cruz Superior Judge Denine J. Guy and pleaded “no contest,” neither admitting nor disputing the two misdemeanors of creating a public nuisance and resisting arrest. The UC Santa Cruz students’ May 7 hearing was…
Sharing the Weight
Hands reached up to collectively carry a mattress, each person equally bearing the burden. “The mattress represents the weight those who survive sexual violence on college campuses are forced to bear and live with in their daily lives — the weight that they carry,” said…
City Drought Plans Set Santa Cruz Apart
With California’s drought entering its fourth year and 2014 recorded as the state’s driest year in the last 106 years, cities throughout California are trying to conserve the depleted resource. However, Santa Cruz’s preparation and resident participation has given it an advantage in water conservation….
Redefining American Identity
Telling stories of crossed borders, unyielding struggles and triumphs along the way, UC Santa Cruz students Stephany Ramos, Abril Lopez and Ricardo Cruz, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas shared their accounts of their lives as undocumented Americans. Sixty people attended “An Evening of…
Homicide Victims Honored at Vigil
Twenty-six people gathered in an arc around a table adorned with flickering candles while holding signs with the names, ages and causes of death of Santa Cruz County homicide victims who lost their lives within the last 24 months. Among the names listed were Sgt….
Chocolate Without the Guilt
With chocolate, cupcakes and wine on every corner, the Santa Cruz community was invited to partake in an afternoon of indulgence.
Protesters Continue Demonstrations Against Tuition Hike
Nearly 250 students participated in a walk-out and march, from Quarry Plaza to Kerr Hall’s roof, on Dec. 8 against the tuition increase. Students throughout the UC system have taken action against the approved five-year plan to increase tuition by up to 5 percent each…
Students Hold Vigil in Solidarity with Ferguson
About 100 people gather for a candlelight vigil at Quarry Plaza on Nov. 24, to honor Michael Brown, who was killed by Officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury ruled to not indict Wilson after he killed the unarmed 18 year old.
Calling for a Safe Return
Candles illuminated the night as the community gathered at the Town Clock in downtown Santa Cruz to honor the 43 university students who were kidnapped in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico over a month ago. Signs reading, “They took them alive, alive we want them back” and…
Quick Guide to Making the Move Off Campus
Finding an apartment and settling in can be a tricky process. Here are some tips to ease the transition from on-campus to off-campus housing.