Fall 2021 - Podcast Episodes

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Episode 40: UCSC Slug Mentor Network
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Published: Nov 30, 2021

Sharan explains the benefits of joining the UCSC Slug Mentor Network and the uses of having a mentor or being a mentor.

https://studentsuccess.ucsc.edu/what-we-do/slug-mentor-program/index.html

First Song: Red Sky by Dee Yan-Kee

Second Song: Happy Swing by Serge Quadrado

Third Song: Gloomy Sky by Dee Yan-Kee

Song License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

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Episode 39: Navigate Slug Success
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Published: Nov 29, 2021

Nick takes a look at the wonderful Navigate Slug Success app which allows students to make appointments with their advisors easier, and from their phones.

Link for students with academic hold:

https://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/services/immunizations.html

External Use Credits:

Music:

Afternoon Tea (extended) by Mona Wonderlick

Rolex by RYYZN

SFX:

FM Radio Tuning Sweep by davidbain

Neon Lamp, Switch on, Hum by Kinoton

Room Noise by apolloaiello

Rainy day by babuababua

Rain on Windows, Interior by InspectorJ

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Episode 38: UCSC's New John R. Lewis College
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Published: Nov 24, 2021

Recently UCSC announced that College 10 would be renamed John R. Lewis College after the congressman and civil rights activist.

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Episode 37: The Cowell Coffee Shop
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Published: Nov 22, 2021

The Cowell Coffee Shop is free. You should know that and definitely visit. Sharan gives the rundown on the Cowell Coffee Shop.

Cowell Coffee Shop: For the Peoples

Song: 14 Incremental-Fascism by Shaolin DubSong License:

Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International — CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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Episode 36: What is the GSC? A Full Breakdown of Graduate Student Commons Services
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Published: Nov 18, 2021

If you're a graduate student looking for social events tailored for grads as well as professional development opportunities for all majors, the Graduate Student Commons is the place for you. Listen as David breaks down the many resources of the GSC.

Graduate Student Commons link: https://gradcommons.ucsc.edu/

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Episode 35: On The Margins
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Published: Nov 17, 2021

Sharan explains the new partnership between On The Margins and UCSC. She then explains how students can take advantage of the new free-of-charge services.

Individual Coaching Sessions

BIPOC Healing Circles

OTM Website

Song: The Paths Which Choose Us

Song License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

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Episode 34: Flu Vaccination!
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Published: Nov 16, 2021

As winter approaches UCSC is requiring students to receive their influenza vaccination by 11/19/21. But where can students and staff get their shot and why is it so important?

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Episode 33: Keep Learning
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Published: Nov 15, 2021

Nick tells you about a great website with tons of UCSC resources all in one place called Keep Learning.

Academic Hold info: https://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/services/immunizations.html

Keep Learning info: https://keeplearning.ucsc.edu/

External Sources:

Music:

Afternoon Tea (extended) by Mona Wonderlick

SFX:

jungle by spiid

JungleChoco 01.wav by jaimeenrique

05893 bush walking lp.wav by Robinhood76

Keys moving .wav by MessyAcousticApocalypse666

treBccc1.wav by tomerbe

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Episode 32: You@College
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Published: Nov 12, 2021

Nick roasts himself in the quizzes for the You@College app. Find out more about it in this episode of the daily slug.

Music and Sound Credit:

Drone Horror Music 03

by: Magmi.Soundtracks

Elayun by Cretayu

Antidote by Ketsa

SOS by Ketsa

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Episode 31: College Scholars Program
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Published: Nov 10, 2021

There are many academic opportunities at UC Santa Cruz, but the College Scholars Program is an excellent way for over-achieving first years to challenge themselves. Jenna explores how the College Scholars Program is a perfect opportunity for students.

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Episode 30: SlugTech
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Published: Nov 9, 2021

Sharan gives a quick rundown on what the Slug Tech Program is, and how to get involved if you need access to technology.

Slug Tech: https://deanofstudents.ucsc.edu/slug-support/program/slug-tech-program.html

Email: deanofstudents@ucsc.edu

Phone Number: 831-459-4446

Song: Just-Because by Ketsa

Song License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode

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Episode 29: Financial Aid
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Published: Nov 8, 2021

When should a student go to the financial aid office? In this episode, Nick highlights what the financial aid office does, and why that matters to students.

Music:

Everything Will Be Okay by Beau Walker https://soundcloud.com/beauwalkermusic

Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0

Track Name: "Blue Boi"

Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED @ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired

License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported "Share Alike" (CC BY-SA 3.0) License.

ROYALTY FREE Salsa Background Music / Latin Music Royalty Free by MUSIC4VIDEO

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Episode 28: What is the Student Success Initiative?
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Published: Nov 5, 2021

This effort to financially support undergrad and graduate students is a fantastic opportunity that students at UCSC should take advantage of, so who’s eligible and what else is in this Initiative package?

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Episode 27: UCSC's Alumni Pulitzer Prize Winners
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Published: Nov 4, 2021

Sharan gives a brief history lesson on all eight UCSC alumni Pulitzer Prize Winners that touches on their unique backgrounds and accomplishments.

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Episode 26: University Interfaith Council
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Published: Nov 3, 2021

Kyle, with the help of its current president, Peggy Pollard, explores the mission of the University Interfaith Council, a collaborative assembly of on-campus religious organizations. [LINKS] https://www.ucscuic.org/ https://www.instagram.com/ucsc_uic/ [MUSIC] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3PCPyggkUI Kimochii by Mona Wonderlick https://soundcloud.com/monawonderlick Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/3aovLOi Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZjbXsGGJ4Ns

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Episode 25: Izzy Connor, UCSC's First Olympian (Part 2)
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Published: Oct 29, 2021

Here's part two of our interview with Izzy Connor, rhythmic gymnastics pro and (thus far) the first UCSC student to compete in the Olympics! Sharan and Kyle talk with her about mental health, rediscovering one's identity, and Big Life Decisions.

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Episode 24: Slug Support
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Published: Oct 28, 2021

You might have heard of Slug Support before but what exactly is it? David meets with Betty Desta to learn more about the new Graduate Student Case Manager as well as all the benefits and services Slug Support offers for all students.

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Episode 23: Lets Talk UCDC
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Published: Oct 27, 2021

Sharan learns about what the UCDC program is. She also goes over what is needed to apply and all important dates.

UCDC website: https://www.ucdc.edu/uc-washington-center-home UCDC Account Creation: https://sis.ucdc.edu/user

UCSC UCDC webpage: https://globallearning.ucsc.edu/deadlines/ucdc.html

Song: Way-to-West by Ketsa Song License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-

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Episode 22: College FOMO, a.k.a., That Weird Thing We're All Feeling Right Now
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Published: Oct 26, 2021

New students: feel like you're missing out on cool happenings around campus? Worried you're not doing enough to meet new people, try new things, have new experiences? Kyle, with some help from a friend, takes a measured look at this tricky (and not always rational) feeling.

[LINKS] https://caps.ucsc.edu/ https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0146167217727496

[MUSIC] https://audionautix.com https://kylekellertunes.bandcamp.com

Check out the UCSC Slug Mentor Network: https://studentsuccess.ucsc.edu/what-we-do/slug-mentor-program/index.html

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Episode 21: Izzy Connor, UCSC's First Olympian (Part 1)
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Published: Oct 25, 2021

How do you balance being a Slug and an Olympian? We're glad you asked! Meet Izzy Connor, rhythmic gymnast extraordinaire (and, thus far, the only UCSC student who's ever had to answer this question). Sharan and Kyle chat with her about UCSC, her journey through gymnastics, and those weird cardboard beds they used in Tokyo this year.

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Episode 20: Facebook Campus for UCSC
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Published: Oct 22, 2021

Discover Facebook Campus with Jenna, the new place for university students to connect with one another through the familiar Facebook app.

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Episode 19: All of UCSC's clubs and orgz (as fast as I possibly could)
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Published: Oct 21, 2021

Sharan teaches everyone about all the official clubs and organizations at UCSC and so briefly mentions a small description

ALL THE ORGS: https://someca.ucsc.edu/organizations/2020-2021-organizations.html

Song: Please Don't Go by Hogshill Blues Band

Song License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode

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Episode 18: New Redwood Free Market
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Published: Oct 20, 2021

Food insecurity impacts thousands of students on college campuses across the nation. In this episode, Jenna introduces UCSC's new Redwood Free Market, which is hoping to help those students with their new food pantry.

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Episode 17: Student Jobs/Internships
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Published: Oct 18, 2021

If you've ever wondered whether you should look into employment, whether on-campus or off-campus, Kyle's here to help! Tune in for a quick demo on the ER System and Handshake, two UCSC-hosted employment management tools that will bring exciting opportunities right to your doorstep.

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Episode 16: UCSC Outstanding Staff Award
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Published: Oct 15, 2021

At the start of the pandemic UCSC staff member, Michael Luttrell, stepped up to keep UCSC staff and students safe and healthy. Luttrell’s ability to navigate the university through this pandemic, and his continued work with the Student Health Center, has been invaluable to the start of opening up campus. Recently his work has lead to him winning the outstanding staff award.

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Episode 15: Shut Up and Dance
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Published: Oct 14, 2021

Sharan tells us about Shut Up and Dance, the silent disco happening at the Quarry Amphitheater. She gives a quick dive into all the details you need to know. Hope you'll join us!

https://quarry.ucsc.edu/

Song: Jellyfish by The Discoghosts

Song License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/de/

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Episode 14: CAPS
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Published: Oct 13, 2021

CAPS is UCSC's team of Psychological Counselors that have the tough job of teaching college students skills focused on mental health and well-being. Find out more about this team in Nick's Daily Slug episode on CAPS.

Links:

https://caps.ucsc.edu/ (CAPS)

https://www.apa.org/topics/mental-health/going-for-gold

Music Credits

Rolex (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn

Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0

Everything Will Be Okay by Beau Walker https://soundcloud.com/beauwalkermusic

Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0

Title: Afternoon Tea (extended) by Mona Wonderlick

Genre and Mood: Hip Hop & Rap + Calm

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Episode 13: HACU and Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarships
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Published: Oct 12, 2021

In this episode, Sharan shares information about the HACU and Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship for 2021-2022. She examines the organization, as well as gives students tips and resources to help them with applying to scholarships.

Denny's Scholarship: https://www.hacu.net/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=3346

Other Scholarships: https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Song: OverBlow by Ketsa

Song License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode

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Episode 12: Career Success
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Published: Oct 11, 2021

Kyle goes over some logistical info regarding Career Success: where to find them on-campus, what kind of services they provide, and how to access Handshake, a career management tool for UCSC students.

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Episode 11: Recreation and Health
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Published: Oct 7, 2021

What sports and activities does UCSC offer, and how do I use them? That's the question Nick answers in this episode of the Daily Slug!

Link to Recreation Center Operational Hours:

https://recreation.ucsc.edu/facilities/index.html

Music:

Title: Afternoon Tea (extended) by Mona Wonderlick

Genre and Mood: Hip Hop & Rap + Calm

Music: Sunset On Terra by HYBRID V is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

Support by RFM - NCM: https://bit.ly/2xGHypM

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Episode 10: TAPS in Fall: Campus Transit, Low-Emission Transportation, and More
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Published: Oct 6, 2021

Kyle sits down with Dan Henderson, director of Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS), to chat about campus transit services, recent low-emission transportation initiatives, and what the department as a whole is working on for the 2021-22 school year.

[LINKS]

https://taps.ucsc.edu

https://www.scmtd.com/en

https://taps.ucsc.edu/bike-programs/index.html

https://slugbikelife.org

[MUSIC]

https://audionautix.com

https://kylekellertunes.bandcamp.com

Reach out to TAPS!

Instagram/Twitter: @ucsc_taps

Facebook: @TapsUCSC

Email: taps@ucsc.edu

Sign up for TAPS Newsletter at taps.ucsc.edu

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Episode 9: Hotspots: Highlighting points of interest that students should know about or visit
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Published: Oct 5, 2021

In this episode of the Daily Slug, Nick lists off most of the buildings and spots that all UCSC students should know about and a little information about all of them.

Music:

Title: Afternoon Tea (extended) by Mona Wonderlick

Genre and Mood: Hip Hop & Rap + Calm

Music: Sunset On Terra by HYBRID V is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

Support by RFM - NCM: https://bit.ly/2xGHypM

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Episode 8: Give a Hoot, Don't Set Things on Fire: National Fire Prevention Week
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Published: Oct 4, 2021

For this year's National Fire Prevention Week, Frances and Kyle are joined by campus Fire Marshal Nick Otis to go over some general strategies for staying fire-safe on-campus, off-campus, and beyond.

[AUDIO CLIPS]

News broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTokeSve1kc

[MUSIC]

1. "lavender town" by Louie Zong (https://louiezong.bandcamp.com/track/lavender-town)

2. "Kimochii" by Mona Wonderlick (https://soundcloud.com/monawonderlick

Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0

Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/3aovLOi

Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZjbXsGGJ4Ns)

3. "Pioneers" by Jason Shaw (https://audionautix.com)

4. Original by Kyle Keller

5. "littleroot, my home" by Louie Zong (https://louiezong.bandcamp.com/track/littleroot-my-home)

6. "Upon This Mountain" by Liam Riley (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:UponThisMountain-LiamRiley-The_Fitzcarraldos.ogg

Sillyfolkboy, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

7. "the open window" by Louie Zong (https://louiezong.bandcamp.com/track/the-open-window-4)

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Episode 7: Slug Bike Life
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Published: Oct 1, 2021

In the first of a new series of mini-episodes, Kyle takes a look at TAPS' exciting new initiative: SlugBikeLife.org, a one-stop-shop for all things cycling on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

LINKS:

https://www.slugbikelife.org/

https://ecoact.org/

https://www.slugbikelife.org/giveaway/

http://bikelibrary.weebly.com/index.html

https://www.lovetoride.net/santacruz

https://www.instagram.com/slugbikelife/

Music: https://audionautix.com

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Episode 6: What is DSAS?
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Published: Sept 30, 2021

In this episode, Sharan teaches students about the Division of Student Affairs and Success. She gives a summary on what the division does and what resources they offer to help students out.

Find out more:

Song: Driving a Blue Car- Springtide

Song License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode

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Episode 5: Stop, Pickup, and Leave: Disaster Preparedness Tips for Living on Campus
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Published: Sept 29, 2021

Are you prepared for the next disaster? Listen in to this episode with David to learn about how to find resources to be more prepared for disasters and the resources UCSC has to make sure you are ready!

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Episode 4: Girls Who Code
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Published: Sept 28, 2021

Join Jenna to learn about Girls Who Code, their mission and how they have been working with women of all ages to end the gender gap in stem and computer science fields.

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Episode 3: COVID Updates
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Published: Sept 27, 2021

The most up-to-date info on the school's COVID policies all in one place. In today's Daily Slug Episode with Nick he gives you a brief description of what regulations UCSC has planned and how they affect you.

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Episode 2: Guide to the different dining halls
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Published: Sept 24, 2021

What are each of the dining halls, and how do I use them? These questions are answered in today's Daily Slug episode by Nick! He gives you a brief introduction to the best way to pay for food on campus, and then a fun brief description of each of the dining halls and where they are.

Music:

Music: Sunset On Terra by HYBRID V is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

Support by RFM - NCM: https://bit.ly/2xGHypM

Title: Afternoon Tea (extended) by Mona Wonderlick

Genre and Mood: Hip Hop & Rap + Calm

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Episode 1: Go Santa Cruz County
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Published: Sept 23, 2021

In this first of The Daily Slug episodes, Kyle explores GO Santa Cruz County, an online tool that rewards Santa Cruz-ians for using low-emission forms of transportation (with special benefits for UCSC affiliates).

LINKS:

Register with UCSC email here: https://taps.ucsc.edu/commute-options/go-santa-cruz-county.html

Measure D: https://sccrtc.org/funding-planning/measured/

MUSIC:

audionautix.com

Reach out to TAPS!

Instagram/Twitter: @ucsc_taps

Facebook: @TapsUCSC

Email: taps@ucsc.edu