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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Editorial: Teaching diversity the right way

UCLA has faced some criticism recently for its diversity. A viral video created by UCLA student Sy Stokes last November protested the lack of diversity at the campus, where only 4 percent of undergraduates...

UC free speech center’s inaugural group must protect 1st Amendment

Perhaps free speech isn’t in a crisis but it is certainly in limbo — especially at California’s public universities. In the past year we have witnessed student and community-led uproar around the respective appearances...

R’Perspective: Why my identity doesn’t need to be questioned

“You speak to your mom in Spanish?” my coworker inquired one day at the office when I answered a phone call from my mother. While I didn’t give the question a second thought, it...

The torture of innocents at Guantanamo is reprehensible

It is one thing to debate a “controversial subject” in order to better understand the topic. But when this controversy is leading to the torture and murder of innocent people, the charade needs to...

Giving monkeys human rights undermines what it means to be human

On September 11, photographer David Slater and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) agreed to an out-of-court settlement on a two-year case regarding a set of so-called “monkey selfies” taken in...

In the name of diversity – except Asian-Americans

  In an effort to further combat college applicant processing based on race, the Trump administration is investigating Yale University, which has received accusations of discrimination against Asian-American applicants. Around a month ago, the Justice...

Yes on California Proposition 37

Proposition 37 aims to require new labels identifying all foods made from genetically engineered material. It will give consumers more knowledge about the foods they eat and will, for the first time, allow each...

Hope on the horizon for the undocumented dreamer

There are an estimated 11.1 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. They have made significant sacrifices, risked their lives crossing borders, accepted below minimum wage, all in the hopes that one...

And then they came for the Baha’is…

Martin Niemoller, esteemed Lutheran pastor and valiant critic of Nazi German oppression, was made popular through his post-World War II statement, “First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak out because I...

Personal freedom: Is Iran our new moral standard?

Corrupt autocracy. Theocratic oppression. Legal and illegal organ markets. If this description screamed “Iran” at you, you’d be correct. Recently, investigative work by the likes of the Guardian, Los Angeles Times and New York...