Americans love a celebrity train wreck. For some reason, we want to know every detail of a star’s downfall. Whether it’s drugs, booze, sex or crime, we hang on to every scandalous detail. We’ve all indulged in the guilty pleasure of cruising gossip blogs every now and then in order to know what Lindsay Lohan is wearing to court or if Britney Spears still has custody of her kids. It seems harmless, but if we’ve learned anything from the recent downfall of Charlie Sheen, this obsession with celebrity culture isn’t as innocent as we’d like to believe.
As if owning a Facebook or Twitter account hasn’t already become enough of a norm in these technology-centered times, the idea that Facebook is capable of bringing about historical revolutions causes one to rethink the significant impact that social media has on our everyday lives. As we have learned from recent events, social networking websites aren’t just for planning the next weekend kickback with your friends anymore.
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Compiled by the New University Editorial Board.
Pie charts, graphs and the impending doom of what is yet another wave of cuts and despair aren’t exactly sexy. We at the New University bring you this Special Budget Issue, not because of its propensity to attract the masses, but because we believe that it is important to inform. We want the community to be aware of the ramifications and different ways that everyone in the UCI community is affected by the current financial state of affairs in California.
In December 2010, the UC Irvine Bookstore erected signs announcing, “Foodies, Rejoice!” advertising the President’s Blend olive oil selected by UC President Mark Yudof. At $12 a bottle, the gourmet olive oil reflects high-quality and extensive agricultural research done by the UC Davis Olive Center, producers of a number of olive oil blends including The President’s Blend, which is being sold at all UC bookstores.
Ever since Mark Zuckerberg’s twisted alternate reality – also known as Facebook – poked its way into our daily lives a few years ago, the golden question for potential investors, shady Wall Street types and Zuckerberg himself has been this: How can I use the Zuckerverse to make as much money as possible?
The ever-present problem of parking for UC Irvine students, especially for those who live in on-campus communities like Vista Del Campo, Vista Del Campo Norte and the newest residential community – Camino Del Sol, has once again reared its ugly head.
If you’ve been keeping up with the news for the past month or so, the name WikiLeaks should sound more than familiar, as well as the constant battle between the site and many governments. WikiLeaks, an international non-profit organization that publishes private, secret and classified media, has recently been releasing classified documents of detailed correspondence between the U.S. State Department and its diplomatic missions from countries around the world.
Society continues to either sneer and turn its nose up at Four Loko or indulge lavishly in its unreasonable and sticky, sweet existence. This time, the case has been taken into governmental hands, as the FDA is putting the one part malt liquor, one part energy drink under the microscope. Four Loko is now banned [...]