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02 Dec 2023

A Day of Action Against DAPL 

Video courtesy of Banana Slug News. In tandem with a national day of action, about 200 students organized a peaceful demonstration Nov. 15 in Quarry Plaza to condemn the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and to show solidarity with those at Standing Rock Reservation. “People from...

Sanders in Santa Cruz 

“There is an earthquake going on here,” proclaimed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as a crowd of over 3,000 rallied in the Kaiser Permanente Arena last Tuesday. Santa Cruz locals and UC Santa Cruz students queued up as early as 5 a.m. to witness Sanders...

Festival Honors Oaxacan Heritage 

Every third Sunday in May, a pre-Columbian festival is held in Santa Cruz. The millennium-old celebration of rain and a bountiful harvest is the Guelaguetza, originating in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. For the past 11 years, Santa Cruz has hosted its own Guelaguetza, celebrating...

More Than an Icon 

“It’s hard for the bracero That comes here under contract, Because all he ever does Is work every day bent over. When he returns to his homeland He can no longer stand upright” “The Ballad of the Short-Handled Hoe,” written by Guadalupe Serna and recorded...

Where are Santa Cruz’s New Voters? 

The 2016 presidential election is well underway and one can hardly turn to a smartphone or computer screen without being reminded of it. Broadcast news reports in Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Boise show footage of election lines wrapping around cars and buildings, spanning blocks....
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