Today in America

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The day is July 17, 2014. One week later the Ebola virus will claim its first American life. But today is a warm, summer afternoon in New York City. Today, an African-American father of six named Eric Garner will be murdered by New York Police Department officers. His last words, “I can’t breathe,” will be printed across newspaper headlines, social …

Bernie Sanders Suspended His Campaign; Now What?

Josian Zuniga News

On Wednesday April 8, 2020, Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he was suspending his campaign, following the controversial Wisconsin primaries. Sanders served as a beacon of progressive change and anti-establishment for many people of color and youth voters during these precarious times. Needless to say, his results in the democratic primaries have not been ideal for his campaign, which ultimately …

The Fight for a COLA at UCLA Gains More Traction

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Photo from @UCLA4COLA Instagram Emotions were riding high the morning of March 5th as the graduate-student fight for a cost of living adjustment (aka COLA) reached new heights during a rally held on Janss Steps. Over 500 graduates, undergraduates, faculty, and allies took part in a UC-wide walkout to protest the administration’s refusal to pay graduate students a living wage. …

It’s Always Black History Month

Leilani Fu’Qua Black History, Lifestyle, World

It’s the end of Black History Month. English teachers will conclude their reading of To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), History teachers have finished their 4-week retelling of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and Hoteps are done reminding everyone that cheating on Coretta was justifiable given MLK’s time away from home during the Civil Rights Movement. But what about the other 337 …

Who Do I Vote For? The USAC Candidate Guide We All Needed

Daniella Hagopian Campus, News

Written by Mia Glionna With the USAC election around the corner, it is important for us all to be educated on who we are voting for. USAC is more than student government—it is a collective of students dedicated to representing the needs and interests of the student body as a whole. Making an educated vote in this election is a …

45 vs the 14th Amendment

Cierra Black News, U.S.

According to an Axios HBO video interview published this morning, 45 claims that he can end birthright citizenship by way of an executive order. 45, child of a foreign-born women and father of children born to foreign-born mothers, expressed his concerns about the right to citizenship enshrined in the Constitution. “We’re the only country in the world, where a person comes in, has a baby, and …