Intro to OPERS at UCSC

OPERS at UCSC University of California Santa Cruz

The motto of the Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS) is “there’s something for everyone,” and that’s exactly what the biggest and baddest sports/recreation/wellness/fitness organization on UCSC’s campus seeks to provide. The university administration takes student health and fitness seriously, and budgets millions of dollars for OPERS to ensure that Slugs have top-notch…

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UCSC Farm Celebrates 50 Years

UCSC Farm & Garden

In the late 1960s, Orin Martin was “allegedly in college,” as he puts it, on the East Coast, but he rarely went to classes. He was in Washington, D.C. for the anti-Vietnam War march on the Pentagon in 1967, and was actively resisting the draft. A year later, unsure of what to do with his…

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Should E-Cigarettes Be Banned?

UCSC’s ban on smoking includes not only cigarettes, but also e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco, part of a shift toward limiting the health-care costs created by primary users. Photo by Chip Scheuer.

“Secondhand smoke kills.” We’ve all heard it, and it’s been used as justification for <a href="http://www.santacruz.com/articles/smoking_ban_enacted_in_santa_cruz.html great and small—in bars, on campuses and throughout cities. At this point, most can agree that it is not fair for nonsmokers to have to suffer the negative health effects caused by cigarette smoke. But new rounds of smoking…

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