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30 May 2023

Digitizing the Past 

Studies of the intra-American slave trade reveal a limited understanding of the forced migration of millions of Africans onto this continent. UC Santa Cruz associate history professor Greg O’Malley wanted to know why. “There seemed to be a missing link,” O’Malley said. “I decided to make that missing link my research.”…

No More Nukes! 

In the first half of the 1980s, UC students across the state became critical of the relationship between the institution and the country’s nuclear arsenal. Since the founding of Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1943, the UC regents fostered strong ties with the country’s creation…


Feelin’ Peckish 

When long-time friends Justin Williams, 28, and Danny Mendoza, 25, moved to Santa Cruz from the San Fernando Valley, they noticed a shortage of late-night food beyond Domino’s delivery. Initially, they considered serving open-face bao, a Chinese steamed bun, and calling themselves “Bomb Ass Buns”…


Table for One, Please! 

Sometimes, self-care can be as simple as three words — “treat. yo’. self.” Tom Haverford, Aziz Ansari’s character, says this on “Parks and Recreation,” and this week I put his words into practice. “Self-care” is an umbrella term for intentional actions used to promote one’s…



Around noon on Dec. 2, I started to get CNN notifications on my phone about a mass shooting in Southern California. Two suspects opened fire at a holiday party in San Bernardino, killing 14 and seriously injuring another 22. Over the next several hours, major…

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