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4 hrs ago | The Daily Democrat

Senior Americans burdened with student debt

WASHINGTON >> Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Social Security, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson

6 hrs ago | Chron

Playboy Magazine names top party schools in the U.S.

School: Syracuse University City: Syrcause, New York Rank: 10 What Playboy said: " Braving the hedonism of MayFest, the annual spring marathon of music and drinking? Advisable." School: The University of Texas City: Austin, Texas Rank: 9 What Playboy said: "If SXSW party crashing or open-air revelry at Austin City Limits in Zilker Park won't do, Sixth Street is a standby for sousing."

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Related Topix: Syracuse University, New York, Colorado State University, University of Miami, University of Iowa

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Mountain lion found dead in Scotts Valley

SCOTTS VALLEY >> A mountain lion found dead Sunday likely was struck by a driver on Mount Hermon Road, authorities said. About 9:20 a.m., the California Highway Patrol responded a report of a dead puma in front of a restaurant on the 1200 block of Mount Hermon Road, said CHP officer Brad Sadek.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA, Santa Cruz, Alternative

San Jose Mercury News

Santa Cruz's Seymour Marine Discovery Center blends fun and education

A visitor walks by the skeleton of a gray whale at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Family, Kids, San Mateo County, CA, Pescadero, CA, Marine Biology, Biology, Science

CBS Local

UM Lands On Playboy's "Top Party Schools" List

This is the ninth time Playboy has published its party school rankings, and the first time the Ivy League institution has made the list. Coming in at number two was the University of Wisconsin, followed by West Virginia University, University of Arizona and the University of Iowa.

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Related Topix: University of Arizona, University of Iowa, Texas, Syracuse University

Sat Sep 13, 2014

RecordNET

St. Mary's, Delta College grad writes comic book about website creation

When he graduated from Stockton's St. Mary's High School in 1998, he knew he was going to San Joaquin Delta College because it was a stepping stone. Two years later, he was off to the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Stockton, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Dan Haifley: Our Ocean Backyard: Sea Otter Awareness Week events on tap

For the 12th year in a row, Monterey Bay, California-based Friends of the Sea Otter and its partner organizations have organized Sea Otter Awareness Week from Sept. 21-27 which will feature public events to showcase the iconic species.

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Related Topix: Big Sur, CA, Sausalito, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watsonville school plots community garden

Mesa Verde Gardens founder Ana Rasmussen, center, confers with gardener Ramiro Medrano, left, and Americorps volunteer Lizzy Speece at a Rolling Hills Middle School site proposed for one of two new community gardens. WATSONVILLE >> UC Santa Cruz outreach counselor Ramiro Medrano saw a weedy strip of land at the edge of Rolling Hills Middle School and envisioned a place where students, parents and neighbors could come together, grow food and build community.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Watsonville, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Education Etc., Pajaro, CA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Former UCSC grad student links ecology, ancient Egyptian art

SANTA CRUZ >> For the first time, researchers have formed a 6,000-year record of Egyptian animal extinction, using an innovative tool: ancient art. Justin Yeakel, the primary author, said the idea came in 2010, when he visited the King Tut exhibit at San Francisco's de Young museum.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Anthropology

SFGate

Persian and Japanese cucumbers grown at Viridis Aquaponics in Watsonville.

Red-veined lemon sorrel and true watercress at Viridis Aquaponics in Watsonville. Photo: Sarah Rice / Special To The Chronicle Drew Hopkins, president of Viridis Aquaponics, in the tomato production greenhouse in Watsonville.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Cal State Chico

Insurance News Net

Student Debt Hanging Over Older Americans

Although she didn't know it 20 years ago, time was a luxury 57-year-old Rosemary Anderson couldn't afford. Anderson, an employee of the University of California-Santa Cruz, has more than $126,000 in debt, much of it from student loans incurred more than 20 years ago when she decided to return to school to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees, she said.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Watsonville, CA, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, US Politics, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Indybay.org

Paula Gregoire: Save Paula's Cottage

On September 9, 2014, Paula Gregoire, her mother also named Paula, and her daughter Isabella, spoke before the Santa Cruz City Council against the city's inhumane rental inspection program. The cruel and invasive ordinance was pushed through in August 2010 in a 5-1 vote by the gentrifying forces of the Santa Cruz City Council with pressure and backing from UC Santa Cruz.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Davis Enterprise

'Solving 9/11' author will speak to Davis group

Christopher Bollyn, author of the "Solving 9-11" set of books, will speak at the Davis for 9-11 Truth meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. The group will meet in the Community Room of the Davisville Apartments, 1221 Kennedy Place.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, UC Davis

Reuters

University of California task force won't support divesting fossil-fuel holding

A University of California panel announced recommendations on Wednesday to combat climate change and make the university more sustainable, but declined to endorse shedding its fossil fuel holdings from its $91 billion invesment portfolio. The university's Task Force on Sustainable Investing suggested sinking more than $1 billion over a five-year period into climate change solutions, and greatly expanding its use of solar energy in an effort to make the university system carbon-neutral by 2025.

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Related Topix: California, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, UC Berkeley

National Geographic

Big Bang Mystery Extends Into Nearby Galaxy, Puzzling Cosmologists

New observations of the star cluster Messier 54, shown above, reveal that it is just as strangely deficient in lithium as our own galaxy, deepening a mystery about the element's big bang origins. A star cluster some 80,000 light-years from Earth looks mysteriously deficient in the element lithium , just like nearby stars, astronomers reported on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Nuclear Energy, Santa Cruz, CA

Daily Texan

Mexican American Studies department long overdue

On Tuesday, the University announced that it was creating a new Mexican American and Latina/o Studies department in addition to the existing Center for Mexican American Studies. The move, which had been expected but previously delayed, is certainly important for personnel reasons, but it stands out more for the new level of recognition that it confers on an academic unit that struggled in the beginning just to get off the ground.

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Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, Lloyd Doggett, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Bennington area colleges ranked by U.S. News

Before U.S. News ranks schools, it divides them into four categories based on their missions: National universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities, and regional colleges. Regional universities and colleges are further divided into four regions: North, south, midwest, and west.

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Related Topix: Bennington, VT, University of Vermont, Michigan State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Connecticut

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Senior Americans burdened with student debt

Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Social Security, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson

Scientific Blogging

6,000 Years Of Climate Change Through Egyptian History

If depictions of animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts are an accurate climate record, they have helped scholars assemble a detailed record of the large mammals that lived in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. They then determined that species extinctions, probably caused by a drying climate and growing human population, made the ecosystem progressively less stable.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

RedOrbit

Ancient Egyptian Artwork Documents Changes And...

So great is the range of artwork depicting animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts that scientists have utilized them to study the ecosystem of the Nile Valley over 6000 years. They concluded that species extinction and reduced ecological stability were caused by a drying climate and growing human population.

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