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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.

Irvine’s Anti-Shelter Activists Demand “Responsible OC Solutions”

A group of around 100 Irvine residents protested outside the Irvine Civic Center on April 10 in a continued effort to prevent emergency homeless shelters in Irvine.

Remembering A Modern Dance Visionary and Former UCI Professor

Donald McKayle, UCI professor emeritus of dance and regarded as one of the most influential American modern dance choreographers and performers, passed away on Friday April 6 at the age of 87, according to his wife Lea McKayle.

AFSCME Report Alleges UC Gender and Racial Hiring Bias

UC’s largest employee union released a study last week that found “growing income inequality, persistent patterns of racial and gender hierarchy, and steep declines in African American employment within the university’s workforce.”

Orange County Scraps Homeless Shelter Plan

Orange County (OC) supervisors unanimously voted on March 27 to rescind a three-city homeless shelter plan previously proposed to combat the growing issue of homelessness.

Where Congressional Candidates from UCI Stand on Local and National Issues

UCI law professors David Min and Katie Porter are challenging Republican incumbent Mimi Walters by running for the 45th district Congress seat in...

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...

The Call of the Wild: Student Issac Ortega Hikes 170 Miles on the John Muir Trail

by Ashley Alvarez “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” John Muir’s famous quip captures the compelling quality of the outdoors for nature-lovers,...

Mil Jugos Brings A Taste of Venezuela to Southern California

By Oriana Gonzalez   Mil Jugos, one of the few exclusively Venezuelan restaurants in Southern California, is located right next to the Ronald Reagan Federal...

Missing U Penn Student Found Dead

Blaze Bernstein, an Orange County native and student from the University of Pennsylvania who went missing in Lake Forest shortly after the new...

Governor Brown’s State Budget Allows for Increased College Funding

California governor Jerry Brown, released his yearly budget for the state on Jan. 10, revealing a 3 percent increase in funding for the...

Campaign Launches to Increase Abortion Care at California Universities

A coalition of students, advocates and politicians announced the launch of justCARE: Campus Action for Reproductive Equality last week in a press conference...

OPINION

George Floyd Would Still Be Alive Today

We watched another Black man get murdered at the hands of the police. George Floyd told the officer who had his knee...

Orange County: The Shame of California

At a time as critical as this one, the popular saying, “Orange County is the Florida of California” has never felt more...

Artificial Crisis at UCI: Austerity or Humanity? How Disposability Politics Guides the University’s Treatment of Students and Workers

Editor's Note: This article has been updated with links to resources for Student-Worker Week of Action, USASUCI and the BSU at UCI.

ENTERTAINMENT

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Reimagines Storytelling Through Perspective and Artistically-Crafted Lyrics

Taylor Swift surprised fans on July 24 with a 16-track album entitled “Folklore,” bringing a new, folksy sound to Swift’s eighth studio...

‘Defending Jacob’ Is An Unsettling Crime Drama Focused On Family

Created by Mark Bomback and based on William Landay’s novel of the same name, “Defending Jacob” is not your typical murder mystery...

The Show Must Go On(line): 10 Picks For Theatre-Related Content To Watch During Quarantine

The art and business of live theatre have taken an enormous hit in the wake of COVID-19. Broadway went dark on March...

SPORTS

Big West Postpones Fall Sports

The Big West Board of Directors announced on July 20 that the Big West Conference (BWC) fall sports competition would not be...

UCI Men’s Basketball Player Tommy Rutherford Laments Abrupt End To Season

On game days, UCI Men’s Basketball senior Tommy Rutherford eats breakfast at around eight or nine in the morning, begins his stretches in the weight room, shoots around and grabs a balanced pre-game meal that consists of carbs, protein and some veggies. He prepares for the game by going over the film of the opposing team and discussing the team’s game plan with his coaches and teammates. Sometimes he allows himself to take a nap and takes about an hour more for shooting around. When all his ritualistic pre-game preparations are over, his team has their warm-up time on the court. Finally, it’s time to play basketball.

Letter From The Sports Editors: Changes In The Sports Section Due To COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic occurring, it is evident that live sporting events are in a hiatus during this time. There...