Sustainability means to use resources carefully, live within our means and to leave a thriving planet for future generations. The Three R’s are the fundamentals of living sustainably: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Below are some examples of how we can implement the three R’s.
Last month, lives were lost, homes were destroyed and thousands were evacuated when Hurricane Sandy took its toll on the East Coast. Of course this isn’t the first hurricane or natural disaster this nation or planet has faced. And it definitely will not be the last.
This recent trend of earlier opening hours, now termed the “Thanksgiving Creep”, should make all of us reflect on what this says about our values and priorities. As Thanksgiving Creep cuts its way through family dinners and gatherings, Thanksgiving no longer becomes about giving “thanks” or spending time with loved ones, it becomes first about hunting for the best deals of the holiday sales.
UC Irvine students pass historic legislation urging divestment from human rights abuses in Israel
(IRVINE, CALIF., 11/13/2012) – In an historic move that could initiate a domino effect across America’s campuses, the Associated Students of UC Irvine voted unanimously to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine, including from companies that contribute to illegal settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories.
In Photos: Elections 2012 results in the re-election of President Barack Hussein Obama.
There was something special about the night my friend took her shahada (declaration of faith). I remember it was after praying ‘isha (the night prayer) when the imam announced the news to the congregation; I cried as the whole masjid erupted in takbeers (Allahu akbar) to praise Allah and welcome a new member to our community. That night, I felt the support of community. I felt peace from Allah.
On Friday, October 26, Muslims all over the world will be celebrating Eid al-Adha, which occurs in the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar called Dhul-Hijjah. Eid al-Adha translates to “Festival of Sacrifice,” to which Muslims recall and commemorate the trials of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.). Eid al-Adha signals the ending of Hajj; a Muslim is obligated to take part in Hajj at least once in their life, provided that they are of able health and finance. The literal meaning of Hajj is – “to set out for a place.” In the Islamic context, it refers to the annual pilgrimage Muslims make to the holy city of Mecca to perform religious rites.
Rumors were speculating after the end of the first debate about whether President Obama purposefully raised his white flag in order to better examine his opponent or if his campaign had lost its previous passion and vigor that was seen in the elections of 2008. Would the President be able to reclaim his momentum after falling in the first round?
Our new design editor, Jonathan Ruchlis, has come up with a creative way to keep us up to date on the debates. Click on the image to view the relevant article that recaps the debate.
With the aftermath of the Obama-Romney debate resulting in a near one-sided victory for Governor Romney, President Obama being reduced to attacking Romney and his plan to “kill Big Bird” by cutting funding to PBS, and Romney leading in many polls, it was up to Vice President Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. to step into the arena for Round 2.