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03 Oct 2023

An Education Without Borders 

Tony Hoffman’s class “Children and War” at UC Santa Cruz is always one of the first to be filled. The multidisciplinary psychology course focuses on the conditions and psychosocial experiences of war-affected children and families. Past topics of the class include conflicts impacting children in…


Refugees Welcome? 

Thirty-seven of my family members are refugees. They are scattered in different parts of the Middle East and Europe — 20 are internally displaced within Syria and nine members of my family, to date, have been killed in the ongoing civil war. As a Syrian,…


Fight for 15 Finished 

  Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Fair Wage Act into law on April 4, which will raise the hourly minimum wage to $15 — the highest statewide minimum wage in the country. The wage will gradually increase from the current $10, recently raised this January,…

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