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CALPIRG Runs Plastic Reduction and Zero Hunger Campaigns on Campus

UCI’s CALPIRG chapter is pushing the university to ban single-use plastics through their fall campaign, which aims to have the UC system eliminate single-use plastics by 2022.

New Forum’s First Event of the School year

An open mic night was held by UCI’s literary journal, New Forum, to kick off their first event of the school year on Oct. 3. Hosted in the cross-section of the School of Humanities, the event became a platform for many voices.

Cannabis Awareness Week

UCI's Center for the Study of Cannabis hosted a Cannabis Awareness Week from Oct. 1 to Oct. 4 in conjunction with the UCI School of Medicine where they held educational talks, a “Reefer Madness (1936)” movie screening and set up an “Understanding Cannabis” booth on Ring Road.

UCI Gives Paid Medical Leave To English Lecturer Amidst Backlash

Vice Provost for Academic Personnel Diane O’Dowd granted Lecturer Andrew Tonkovich paid medical leave for the duration of Fall Quarter 2019 on Oct. 7 after receiving backlash for denying Tonkovich’s request to receive paid leave twice.

The UCI Police Department Responds to Accidents on Arroyo Drive

Due to growing concerns about pedestrian safety, in particular around Arroyo Drive, the UCI Police Department has aimed to decrease traffic accidents through education and greater enforcement of traffic laws.

UC President Janet Napolitano Announces Decision To Step Down In 2020

UC President Janet Napolitano announced that she will step down from her position by Aug. 1, 2020 at the UC Board of Regents meeting held on Wednesday.

UCI Rankings for 2019

U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Irvine as the No. 9 public university in the U.S. in its Top Public Schools ranking. UCI also ranked as the no. 2 most sustainable university in Sierra Magazine, and took the #1 spot in Money Magazine as the best university for “cost” and “quality.”

Petition Created for Pedestrian Safety On Arroyo Drive

In response to recent accidents on Arroyo Drive, UCI senior Julien Goavec began a petition two weeks ago on change.org proposing street modifications to increase pedestrian safety.

New Changes For Obtaining On-Campus Parking Permits

The UCI Transportation and Distribution Services has recently made some changes regarding parking passes for students. Their official website now states that individuals who “live within two miles of campus, undergraduate residents of Campus Village, and freshmen residents of Mesa Court and Middle Earth” will no longer be able to obtain an on-campus parking pass.

ASUCI Makes steps Towards a More Sustainable Future for Students

On June 6, 2019, ASUCI unanimously passed legislation B54-39, which allocates $400,000 of the student government reserve funds to the FRESH Basic Needs Hub. These funds will help expand the FRESH Basic Needs Hub as well as hire a case manager that will support individuals with food planning and security. It will also help provide more resources and sustainable food options for students struggling with the basic need for food.

UCI Honors Veterans With A mEmorial Flag Ceremony

UC Irvine honored United States veterans during the UCI Memorial Flag Ceremony this past Thursday, May 23; salutes were made to those both in active duty as well as in the reserve and guard forces. The ceremony, which ran from noon to 1:00 p.m., included military speakers from older veterans to military students who continue to serve this country.

ASUCI Sustainability Project Commission uses A climate change themed​ Escape room

A climate change escape room was held by the ASUCI Sustainability Project Commission in the Cross-Cultural Center during UCI’s annual Earth Week last month. The project’s commissioner, Victoria Nguyen, said the point of the escape room was to provide students with an active way to increase their knowledge of climate change but also to inspire them.

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...