What’s Happening: Anti-Blackness and Allyship

Monday, 5/25/2020. The murder of George Floyd. The nation is characterized by a state of outrage surrounding the death of yet another unarmed Black man by the hands of police. Crowds have formed in several states chanting, “No justice, no peace.” A video clip showing a white murderer with a badge kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for several minutes spread through social media … Continue reading What’s Happening: Anti-Blackness and Allyship

DeVos’ New Controversial Title X Regulations

At the beginning of May, Betsy DeVos, the United States Secretary of Education, finalized regulations that give more rights to those accused of sexual assault on college campuses. This controversial move upends Obama-era guidance that Devos previously argued had denied due process to the accused.  Critics argue that the new changes may discourage victims from coming forward. The department under Davis has said that it … Continue reading DeVos’ New Controversial Title X Regulations

What’s Happening? Some good news for a change.

Some good news for a change. This is a very unique time; we are living in the midst of a pandemic. News and current event channels are, for many, the most accessible way to stay connected to the outside world as people self-isolate, quarantine, and coop up into their homes. It offers a flood of information on updates about the economy, political upheaval, the spread … Continue reading What’s Happening? Some good news for a change.

What’s Happening? – U.S. Coronavirus Case

According to John Hopkins, compiled data shows that the U.S. confirmed Coronavirus cases is currently at 400,000. CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) reports the exact number of 395,0011 cases with 12,754 deaths.  Currently, U.S. death cases account for 15% of the global death toll and report 1 in 4 COVID19 cases.  Throughout the country, each state reports different timelines. In California, the number … Continue reading What’s Happening? – U.S. Coronavirus Case

What’s Happening: Online Game Night

With social distancing recommendations and varying levels of stay-at-home orders keeping us in our homes with our immediate families, ways to connect with friends and socialize feel further away than ever.  We absolutely must stay home to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further, to protect vulnerable or immunocompromised populations, and to keep our healthcare system from becoming too overwhelmed. But, finding the online versions of the … Continue reading What’s Happening: Online Game Night

Protective Measures for COVID-19

In the face of the current outbreak, here are some important tips and information that you should know:  There are currently no vaccines for COVID-19. The best way to prevent contracting the illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.  The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person within 6 feet of contact and through respiratory droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes.  Wash your … Continue reading Protective Measures for COVID-19

What’s Happening: Is There ‘Good News’?

The “news” in common parlance usually has a less than positive connotation. “Did you hear the news?” is a question self-answered most normally with a piece of dismaying news. It’s hard to not want to just gossip about our signs and our times. I’m not one to blame things on human nature, but it’s hard to resist to talk about negative things. There seems to … Continue reading What’s Happening: Is There ‘Good News’?

What’s Happening: UCSC for COLA

What is going on at UCSC? Very recently, the University of California, Santa Cruz has been a topic of heated conversation. Uproar surrounding the disregard of labor rights for many UCSC graduate students has spurred controversy, gaining enough momentum to attract the attention of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In pieces that cover the events currently taking place at UCSC, many unfamiliar terms are thrown around … Continue reading What’s Happening: UCSC for COLA

What’s Happening?: Oscars 2020 Recap

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards was filled with surprises, performances, and representation for people of color in film. Janelle Monae kicks of the dazzling night with an opening number that brought together “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, “Joker”, and even “Midsommar” in song and dance. While there was no official host this year, Steve Martin and Chris Rock still brought the verbal banter on … Continue reading What’s Happening?: Oscars 2020 Recap

What’s Happening: Helping Friends with Midterm Season Stress

Ahhh, midterm season. Nothing like endless studying for a slew of difficult exams to make you more stressed than you already are. For many, the pressure of midterms incites feelings of hopelessness, dread, and anxiety that can be hard to cope with without the right tools. Here are a few tips for how you can be there for friends deep in the midterms-induced slump, as … Continue reading What’s Happening: Helping Friends with Midterm Season Stress

The Coronavirus Outbreak

Recently, the word “coronavirus” has been the subject of many people’s minds, eliciting both curiosity and fear. The mysterious virus first appeared in Wuhan, China and quickly made its way throughout the country and across the globe, killing at least 300 people and infecting more than 14,000 others worldwide. Several cases have also shown up in the Los Angeles, Orange, and Santa Clara counties.  Many … Continue reading The Coronavirus Outbreak

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What’s Happening: Don’t Forget about Bolivia!

After weeks of protests and disruptions about the legitimacy of the last election cycle, Bolivia President Evo Morales has been deposed in what has been defined by many members and leaders of the international community as a military coup. Since then, interim President Jeanine Áñez, formerly a Senator, has assumed power and is supported largely by swaths of the Bolivian military, police forces, as well … Continue reading What’s Happening: Don’t Forget about Bolivia!

What’s Happening in Australia

Australia is currently facing one of its largest wildfires in history. The country has been affected by this fire since late July. As of January 6th, the fire has taken the lives of 24 people and destroyed over 2,000 homes.  Australia is not new to wildfires. Each year, the country prepares itself for these fires as it is a common outcome during its hot dry … Continue reading What’s Happening in Australia

What’s Happening?: Staying here for your break? Here are some events you can attend.

With the Thanksgiving break coming up, several students are ditching classes, catching flights, and flocking home. But for the bunch of students spending their breaks on campus, here are some activities and events that will be held on campus (flyers attached below): Decolonizing and Queering Thanksgiving Feast: A Community Feast What? A community feast celebrating indigeneity, ancestry, and self. Open to all, this is an … Continue reading What’s Happening?: Staying here for your break? Here are some events you can attend.

4th Annual Turkey Day Food Box Giveaway

Hello hello! Happy Hump Day! Next week on Thursday November 21 from 1pm-5pm, the Community Programs Food Justice Program will be offering its Turkey Day Food Box Giveaway, which will consist of ingredients for a dinner for 7 people! This box will be given to students who are in need and allow those who are less fortunate to enjoy a feast with their loved ones. … Continue reading 4th Annual Turkey Day Food Box Giveaway

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What’s Happening: Syria, Rojava, ISIL, & Turkey

Since 2011, Syria has been in a civil war. It started as a part of civil uprisings and conflicts in the early 2010’s known as the Arab Spring. Famously, this larger event spun other countries in the Middle East and Arabic speaking parts of Africa, like Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Oman, and Sudan. Some of these conflicts stay relatively peaceful, such as those in Egypt … Continue reading What’s Happening: Syria, Rojava, ISIL, & Turkey

Thirty-Nine Vietnamese People Found Dead in Back of Truck in England

On October 23, 2019, thirty-nine people were found dead in the back of a container truck in a British industrial park early morning. Their bodies were found after someone called an ambulance and had the police come to investigate. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on the suspicion of murder.  Current understandings of the situation have authorities believing that the … Continue reading Thirty-Nine Vietnamese People Found Dead in Back of Truck in England

Essay Your Way to an A: How to Write an Academic Paper

  Join the Writing Success Program for our first ever workshop for the 2019-2020 academic year! We will be going over some of the important things that make an A+ paper such as the thesis statement, analysis, research, and much more. After our presentation we will be offering drop in’s for those who have papers and would like immediate assistance. Make sure you come by … Continue reading Essay Your Way to an A: How to Write an Academic Paper

Love and Compassion in the Classroom

Paying attention to lecture and occasionally sipping on your coffee to stay awake, you’re reviewing the material and diligently taking notes (maybe even color-coding them). However, imagine doing all of that while also carrying a baby. Writing notes becomes more difficult to do so since you need to take care of the baby’s needs as they may even possibly be crying or constantly moving in … Continue reading Love and Compassion in the Classroom

What’s Happening: CPO Block Party

The annual CPO Block Party is happening tomorrow evening, Wednesday August 28th, from 5:30 pm to 8:30pm. Gather your roommates, friends, and family and join us for the best event of the summer. You will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the CPO Retention, Outreach, and Community Service projects. They will be there to share information about the resources available to students and ways … Continue reading What’s Happening: CPO Block Party