‘Blackout’ Shuts Down Quarry Plaza
By Montse Reyes and Lauren Romero Over 100 students blocked pedestrian traffic through Quarry Plaza on Tuesday to not only protest incidents of police brutality and systematic oppression against black communities, but also to empower UC Santa Cruz’s own black community. Demonstrators maintained the blockade for…
Students Occupy Humanities in Protest of Tuition Hike
Two UC Santa Cruz police officers notified students occupying Humanities 2 that they were in violation of university policy and California law. The officers notified the students, who have occupied the building for six days now, that continued occupation could lead to disciplinary action, including arrest. UCSC students have occupied the Humanities 2 building in response to the most recent tuition increase plan, opting to remain in the building until the plan passed by the UC Regents on Nov. 20 is revoked.
Students Rally Against Proposed Tuition Hike
About 200 students gathered in Quarry Plaza Tuesday afternoon to rally against UC President Janet Napolitano’s proposed plan to increase tuition by up to 5 percent over each of the next five years, if state funding continues at expected levels. The rally comes in preparation for Wednesday and Thursday’s UC Regents meeting, when the tuition hike will be voted on.
Protesters March In Solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri
Santa Cruz residents took to the streets in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri following the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown.
UC President Continues to Spark Controversy
Janet Napolitano’s visit to UC Berkeley Feb. 13th brought many students and workers together in protest of the new UC president. Many students gathered to express their discontent with the regents choice in appointing someone without a background in education and who played a prominent role in the deportation of undocumented immigrants.
Houseless Protest Downtown Cafés Over Claims of Discrimination
Around 40 individuals who are houseless rallied downtown on Jan. 25 to argue that several coffee shops and cafés have discriminated them based on their appearances.
UC Implements Last Offer for Service Employees
The University of California is an institution built for opportunity, not just for students, but for its workers too. However these workers — the custodians, gardeners, food-service workers and facilities maintenance staff — have been working without a contract since February.