Thursday, May 24


During Undergraduate Students Association Council elections, candidates for general representative positions are elected through a convoluted tabulation system that few students know about. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Abhishek Shetty: USAC would benefit from simpler, transparent voting system

In the hysteria and insanity that engulf every year’s undergraduate student government election, one detail goes unnoticed: how big a role a labyrinthine system plays in determining the council’s general representatives. Read more...

Photo: During Undergraduate Students Association Council elections, candidates for general representative positions are elected through a convoluted tabulation system that few students know about. (Daily Bruin file photo)

During Undergraduate Students Association Council elections, candidates for general representative positions are elected through a convoluted tabulation system that few students know about. (Daily Bruin file photo)


The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles Metro, claiming its  recent environmental report is faulty and biased. But BHUSD has little to back up this claim. (Creative Commons photo by Polylerus)

Opinion editors: Beverly Hills Unified’s incessant lawsuits are at Angelenos’ expense

The Beverly Hills Unified School District is like an irascible, entitled toddler: If it doesn’t get what it wants, it resorts to petulance to make its voice heard. Read more...

Photo: The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles Metro, claiming its recent environmental report is faulty and biased. But BHUSD has little to back up this claim. (Creative Commons photo by Polylerus)

The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles Metro, claiming its  recent environmental report is faulty and biased. But BHUSD has little to back up this claim. (Creative Commons photo by Polylerus)


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No Offense, But: Money, money and more money

No Offense is back for another week! This week, Opinion editor Keshav Tadimeti, News editor Rupan Bharanidaran and assistant Opinion editors Abhishek Shetty and Jacqueline Alvarez break down a report recommending how the University of California Office of the President can cut down its costs – and possibly save students’ money. Read more...

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At last week’s Undergraduate Students Association Council meeting, some council members felt they hadn’t done enough research to vote on an allocation to the Undocumented Student
Program. After angry comments from members of the public, those council members bowed to pressure and voted away $100,000 to USP. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Abhishek Shetty: USAC’s votes on funding allocation require informed decision-making

There’s a proposal on the table to allocate $74,500. A member of the table comes forth with a suggestion: Why don’t we round that up to $100,000? Read more...

Photo: At last week’s Undergraduate Students Association Council meeting, some council members felt they hadn’t done enough research to vote on an allocation to the Undocumented Student Program. After angry comments from members of the public, those council members bowed to pressure and voted away $100,000 to USP. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

At last week’s Undergraduate Students Association Council meeting, some council members felt they hadn’t done enough research to vote on an allocation to the Undocumented Student
Program. After angry comments from members of the public, those council members bowed to pressure and voted away $100,000 to USP. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)


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