Our Culture is Not Your Costume

On Wednesday night, October 28, the Mother Org Coalition at UCLA, composed of the Afrikan Student Union, American Indian Student Association, Asian Pacific Coalition, MEChA de UCLA, Muslim Student Association, Pacific Islands’ Student Association, Queer Alliance, Samahang Pilipino and Vietnamese Student Union, held an event to discuss the meaning of cultural appropriation and its role…

Statement of Support: Organizations Release Statement in Support of Afrikan Student Union

Statement of Support 10/22/15 We, the American Indian Student Association, Asian Pacific Coalition, MEChA de UCLA, Muslim Student Association, Pacific Islands’ Student Association, Queer Alliance, Samahang Pilipino, and Vietnamese Student Union at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), are part of the Mother Organization coalition, a coalition of student organizations at UCLA created in response to the low numbers…

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…