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In 2020, we learned to persevere and unleash our creativity during a global pandemic. We made a magazine from the imaginings of ordinary students with extraordinary ideas, giving you something we are very proud of. Here's to 31 more years of writing, design, and media analysis.

Most Recent Blogs

Katara, unapologetically feminist.

By Gioh Sung Avatar: The Last Airbender is an animated TV series initially aired on Nickelodeon in 2005. Since this animated series was included in...

Over the Garden Wall: A Multi-Crowd Pleaser For the Future of Children’s Animation

By Jo Yee As an enthusiast of all types of animation in combination with the excessive amount of binge-watching that has commenced in my life...

Bridgerton: Binge-worthy, Beautiful, … (race) Baiting?

By Gabriela Poole Like many others, obsessed with finding new media to temporarily encapsulate myself with during this time, I gave in to excessive hype...

Viral Entertainment

By Jackson Brivic As I have been sitting in my home doing absolutely nothing in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, one of...

Most Recent Art

Colorpop

"Colorpop" by Joey Nova, featured in EyeCandy's 31st issue Fever Dream, 2021 @joeynovaart_ joeynovaart.myshopify.com joeynovaart.com

March 22, 2017

"March 22, 2017" by Starr Yvonne Soon, featured in EyeCandy's 31st issue Fever Dream, 2021 @xxnecr0naxx people.ucsc.edu/~sasoon

Shapes

"Shapes" by Ben Korduner, featured in EyeCandy's 31st issue Fever Dream, 2021. @benkrimko

Friend

"Friend" by Ben Korduner, featured in EyeCandy's 31st issue Fever Dream, 2021 @benkrimko

The Endless Bummer

By Jacinto Salz You guys just missed it! You should have been here yesterday. Exploration and discovery are intrinsic to surfing. Ancient Polynisians’ voyages across the Pacifc reflect an understanding of the natural world. It’s this understanding and connection that developed wave riding into the sport it is...

Happiness is A Stolen Shopping Cart

By Abbey Carmel In Murray Siple’s 2008 documentary, Carts of Darkness, Siple follows a group of homeless adrenaline seekers as they seek thrill through means of a shopping cart. Typically, shopping carts are associated with shelter, or as a tool for carrying supplies, for homeless populations. However,...

The Problem With Marvel Films? They’re Propaganda.

In 2019, a heated and much publicized debate flared up concerning Scorsese’s denigration of Marvel films (and arguably the entire superhero blockbuster genre) as “not cinema.” While I welcome Scorsese’s identification of Marvel films as embodiments of a more systemic issue in film, I believe that Scorsese’s criticism doesn’t go far enough, and even slightly misses the point.

Katara, unapologetically feminist.

By Gioh Sung Avatar: The Last Airbender is an animated TV series initially aired on Nickelodeon in 2005. Since this animated series was included in...

Over the Garden Wall: A Multi-Crowd Pleaser For the Future of Children’s Animation

By Jo Yee As an enthusiast of all types of animation in combination with the excessive amount of binge-watching that has commenced in my life...

Bridgerton: Binge-worthy, Beautiful, … (race) Baiting?

By Gabriela Poole Like many others, obsessed with finding new media to temporarily encapsulate myself with during this time, I gave in to excessive hype...

Santa Cruz’s Lost Punk Scene

Did you know Santa Cruz used to have a hardcore punk scene? Like a real one. It was no Oakland, but during Hardcore’s hey-day in the mid-80’s Santa Cruz was on the map of California’s underground music scene.

Feminist Anthems That Shape Our Generation

We, as the marginalized youths of America, the Women, Femmes, and Feminists, have often found ourselves feared, derided, and shut down by the Patriarchal figures dictating the respect and worth allotted to us. Our healthcare continues to be stripped and contested while our clothing continues to be hypersexualized and used to justify sexual violence against our bodies, and in the meanwhile, our voices aren’t even being heard by the privileged boy’s clubs that govern our livelihood! So our feminist pioneers hit the radio waves to spread the message- We women are pissed, and we are not going to take it anymore!

Lorde’s Top 5 Songs and Why They Matter to Generation Z

The generation born between the mid-1990’s and the mid 2000’s is what has been branded: Generation Z. An important member of Generation Z is the New Zealand music artist, Lorde. Being born in 1996, Lorde has been able to capture the overwhelming and melodramatic feelings of transitioning from a teenager to an adult through her own personal experience. With her music, she has drawn in many teenagers and young adults from Generation Z who relate to her coming of age. While most of Lorde’s music is very impactful, these are her top 5 songs as many members of Gen Z can relate to them.