Welcome to the start of a new academic year and Synapse’s 66th year of publication.

The Synapse Storytelling Contest returns with new rules for talented writers and photographers enrolled at UCSF. Now students can submit an unlimited number of entries.

Our science speaker series is back! Synapse: UCSF Student Voices is proud to present a coffee chat and Q&A with Esther Landhuis on Thursday, April 22.

Synapse is thrilled to welcome Victoria Turner as our new co-Editor in Chief. She will be sharing the role with our current leader, Jihee Yoon. Now that we have closed out 2020, I’m sure many of us hoped we would somehow return to our previous lives.

It’s nine months into 2020.

Months have passed since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, which rapidly shifted almost everything in life virtual.

The results are in! Here are the 12 talented UCSF student writers and photographers who took home the top prizes in the Synapse Storytelling Contest.

It’s been repeated continuously as one of the first preventive measures during the COVID-19 pandemic: wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. But what if soap and water aren’t readily available?

The Student Service Fee Committee and UCSF Fitness and Recreation Center have initiated a student fee referendum to increase the Campus Community Center Fee (CCCF) by $14 per quarter per student from the current $52 per quarter to $66 per quarter.

The UCSF Makers Lab is once again paving the way in innovation by creating crucially needed personal protective equipment in the form of face shields for medical workers treating COVID-19 patients.

Students have the opportunity to volunteers for one of UCSF’s most popular annual events — Grad Slam.