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…

7000 in Solidarity

The Student Wellness Commission (SWC) of USAC put on a campaign, 7000 in Solidarity, this week to promote awareness of rape culture.  By informing students of the common and frequent occurrences of sexual assault on campus as well as the culture that surrounds it, the SWC hopes to create a safer environment at UCLA for each…

Alumni Reflections

Nearly every day for four years, I walked the halls of Kerckhoff to the Al-Talib office to meet my brothers and sisters.  Before class, after class, and sometimes when I should have been in class, the pattern repeated.  Countless days and nights were spent in conversation, discussion, debate, frustration, laughter, study and prayer.  I can’t…