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Ashley Duong

Shocktoberfest Cancelled After Famous Dex Jumps Into Crowd

ASUCI’s annual concert event Shocktoberfest was cancelled following a security and safety hazard which was prompted by midliner Famous Dex, walking into the audience area. Video footage of the incident shows students rushing the floor after the rapper stepped down from the stage, causing a stampede. According to witnesses, the rush of students caused barricades to be knocked over.

AFSCME Votes to Authorize Strike

After a summer of unsuccessful negotiations, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299’s patient care unit members voted on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 to authorize a potential strike.

ASUCI withdraws from United States Student Association

In their second meeting of the 2018-2019 school year, the ASUCI Senate voted in favor of withdrawing from the United States Student Association (USSA). Resolution R54-01, authored by External Vice President (EVP) Holly Woods, passed 20-0-0.

UCI Fails to Respond to Strike

Following AFSCME’s three day strike from May 7-9, union members have yet to hear back from the UC about further contract negotiations.

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AFSCME Local 3299, which represents 9,000 UC service workers, is on strike this week from May 7-9.

UC Workers Strike for Better Pay

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union that represents public workers from the UCs, are striking from May 7-9 at eight of the 10 campuses, including Irvine.

Local High School Students Organize Walkout

A group of Orange County high school students gathered at Bill Barber Memorial Park on April 20 to rally for gun control measures on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

Art in Protest: March For Our Lives

By Ashley Duong Among the many productive conversations started by the March for Our Lives campaign, one of the most encouraging has been the reinvigorated...

California Democrats Provide $48 Plan for Tuition-Free College

The California Democratic Party (CDP) has included in their platform and provided a plan to make college tuition-free across the state in an attempt...

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