Saving Hearts Foundation

  By Victoria Rhee Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the number one killer of student athletes and the number two killer of young adults under the age of twenty-five. It strikes without warning; death is often the first and only symptom. As the newly founded UCLA chapter of the Saving Hearts Foundation (SHF), our mission…

USAC Passes Divestment

The door unlatches, gracing the influx of more than 200 jigsaws, soon to frame the nearing puzzle. A gentle gust peels through the hermetic air, breathing its ethereality across the chairs, and rattling the languor of a formerly empty Town Hall. A truly elegant milieu licks the corneas of many intentful eyes, as they readily…

Op-Ed: Islamophobia in the USAC Elections

Authors: Noor Zanial & Nafees Imtiyaj During this year’s elections week, Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, the Let’s Act! candidate for Internal Vice President, encountered Islamophobic remarks and threats while campaigning. In an interview with Al-Talib, the candidate discussed problematic questions she was asked during the “Meet the Candidates” event that took place April 25.  One in particular…

Submission: Manjot Singh is my Gen Rep

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed by the author do not necessarily represent the opinions of Al-Talib Newsmagazine as a whole. The author, Saif Ghias, is president of the Pakistani Student Association. I support Manjot Singh for General Representative because Singh understands his power comes from the people. He understands what students want and need and…

Editorial Board: Calls on Avinoam Baral to distance himself from Islamophobic organization

The Al-Talib editorial board calls on Avinoam Baral, the Bruins United candidate for Internal Vice President (IVP), to publicly distance himself from the organization Hasbara Fellowships because of its association with the production and dissemination of Islamophobic documentaries across the United States. Unless Baral distances himself from an organization that disseminates Islamophobia, ties to anti-Muslim…

Editorial: Islamophobia, Intimidation and other distractions at USAC Divestment meeting

Correction: The original version of this article contained an error and has been changed. UCLA Iranian Student Group neither supports nor opposes the divestment resolution On Feb. 26, USAC voted 5-7-0 against “A Resolution to Divest from Companies that Violate Palestinian Human Rights” brought forth by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The bill, sponsored…

What is divestment?

Divestment has been a hot topic recently, especially since an anti-divestment resolution failed in USAC back in October. The idea of divestment has been floating around for a while and seems to be perceived as a project created by the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). While of course this is one of SJP’s current…