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UCI’s International Center for Writing and Translation Reopens for the 2019-2020 School Year

UCI’s International Center for Writing and Translation reopened at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. As part of its relaunch, the center introduced three new initiatives for the future: “Writing and Injustice,” Writing in the Expanded Field” and “Untranslating Theory.”

LaCRE Hosts Annual Dia de los Muertos Event

La Comunidad Resistiendo y Existiendo hosted UC Irvine’s annual Day of the Dead celebration at the Student Center for the local community on Nov. 1. The night included student art, face painting, a photo booth, an arts and crafts table, musical performances and food.

ASUCI Hosts First Vendor Fair Of The Year

ASUCI hosted its first UCI Vendor Fair of the year from Oct. 7 to Oct. 11. Spanning across Ring Road, the fair consisted of items geared towards student needs at an affordable price. Brands that participated include: Seoul Street Korean-American cuisine, Green Turtle’s reusable straws and Angry Little Girls merchandise.

Alumni Series Talk Features Project Director of Tesla Omead Afshar

The “What Matters to Me and Why” Alumni Series started Fall Quarter with a talk featuring alumnus Omead Afshar on Oct. 17. Since graduating from UCI as a biomedical engineer, Afshar has had many roles including being the current project director for the Office of the CEO at Tesla Motors.

UCI Wellness Center Hosts Second Wellness Workshop

The UCI Wellness Center hosted their second Wellness Workshop with a focus on ‘time,’ on Oct. 24 in the Writing Center. The Wellness Workshop series runs over the course of the quarter wherein every other Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Writing Specialist Lindsey Allgood and Wellness & Peer Education Programs Manager Natalie D’Azzo host workshops that encourage students to be mindful of their overall wellness. This includes their mental and physical health.

Student Removed from UCI Sewer Pipe

A UCI student who was stranded in the university sewer system was rescued by the UCI Police Department and Irvine firefighters on Nov. 1 at around 10:37 p.m.

UCI Hosts Second Annual ESports Gamer Conference

UCI hosted its second annual Esports Conference that took place on Oct. 10 and 11. The event was a celebration of the players and administrators who have focused their efforts on sharing what makes their community unique and special.

What The New Middle Earth Towers Offer To UCI Students

UCI welcomed a new addition to on-campus housing with the opening of the Middle Earth Towers at the beginning of Fall Quarter 2019. Located directly across the Social Science Plaza, the seven-story building with a glass exterior stands apart from its surrounding stone building neighbors. It holds two towers, connected on each floor by a row of common rooms for 480 residents.

What The 2 Billion Dollar Campaign “Brilliant Future” Means For UCI

UCI announced the official launch of the Brilliant Future campaign, which is the second 10-figure philanthropic effort in its history, on Friday, Oct. 4. Students, faculty and alumni attended the opening of Brilliant Future. Chancellor Howard Gillman, who gave a speech on the funding efforts of the campaign, was also in attendance.

Body Positivity Workshop Part of National Research Study Proves Beneficial to Students

UCI was invited in spring 2019 to participate in the Peer Body Project, an ongoing nationwide research study focused on reducing eating disorder risk factors such as “thin” body ideals and body dissatisfaction. Evidence of the research shows that the program has been effective for participants both at UCI and colleges across the country.

UCI Campus Recreation Kicks off Their Year Of Yoga Event Series

UCI Campus Recreation held a Self-Compassion Yoga day at the ARC on Saturday, Oct. 5 as part of Year of Yoga, a year where UCI is promoting student wellness by hosting and promoting yoga events.

New TAO Connect Program Promotes Self-Help Resources For Students

The digital platform Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) became available for UCI students to promote self-help services on Aug. 16, 2018. Founder and chief science officer of TAO Connect, Dr. Sherry Benton, explained that TAO’s upbringing was centered around her own experience with students and mental health.

OPINION

The World Should Learn From Taiwan In Fighting The COVID-19 Crisis

If the world learns from anyone about how to handle the COVID-19 crisis, it should learn from Taiwan. Despite its close proximity...

Letter From The Managing Editor: Addressing Faulty Assumptions Made By The ASUCI Senate Parliamentarian

Usually a letter of this nature comes from the Editor-In-Chief, but given that the Editor-In-Chief is the reporter in this situation, this...

Chancellor Gillman, It’s Time To Cancel Class

Editor’s Note: Today, March 10, UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman released an email stating that UCI will be transitioning to a remote learning...

ENTERTAINMENT

UCI Drama’s “Living Out” Sparks Empathy And Awareness

Plunging their audience into the brutally truthful world of working mothers in today’s culture, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama...

“Onward,” Pixar’s Latest Original Film, Is An Emotional Standout

The 2010s marked a dominance of sequels for Pixar, with the studio releasing only four original films during the decade — “Brave,”...

Bakugo And Deku Finally Team Up In the Beautifully Animated Movie “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising”

It is no surprise that it has become a smash hit at the box office as it left fans, both old and new, craving more and setting the bar high for future anime films to come.

SPORTS

COVID-19’s Effect On Sports

The day began like any ordinary day at UCI on Tuesday, March 10.

UCI Men’s Basketball Suffers Defeat To CSUN 72-70 On Senior Night

The UC Irvine Men’s Basketball team lost to the Cal State Northridge Matadors in their final regular season game ending 72-70 at...

UCI Men’s Volleyball Defeats Grand Canyon University In Four Sets

No. 7 UCI Men’s Volleyball team defeated No. 8 Grand Canyon University Antelopes, 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18) on Feb. 28 at...