Last week, all of Washington, D.C. and countless others honed in on a hearing in Congress to watch Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, get grilled for the company’s breaches of user data.
Los Angeles’ public transportation system, like any city’s transportation network, is large, complex and sometimes slow. But it needs to pick up the pace when it comes to addressing the safety concerns of its riders.
It seems that after all the noise of the presidential election, we have forgotten about the most important characteristic of political and intellectual environments: balance.
It goes without saying that UCLA is an overtly left-leaning school – Bruins donate to mostly Democratic candidates, and faculty members were willing enough to do things like reschedule exams after the election of President Donald Trump.
Rafi Sands has had a pretty busy year.
The incumbent Undergraduate Students Association Council external vice president and his office have lobbied at UCLA, Sacramento and the District of Columbia for both the presidential and Los Angeles elections – both of which were crucial to the future of LA and UCLA.
Los Angeles is changing now faster than ever, with new businesses, residents, neighborhoods, roads and other infrastructure. But with great changes come great challenges, and the city is already getting a good dose of problems.
Our leaders are only as good as the people they represent.
It is easy to complain about inaction from some of the Undergraduate Students Association Council members we’ve entrusted with hundreds of thousands of our student fee dollars.
Just as in the timeless football movie classics “Remember the Titans” and “Friday Night Lights,” our politics has turned into two different inspiring half-time speeches by politicians, pundits and comedians to incite anger and energy against one another.
California, a blue state that leads by example on most progressive policies, went red this past election cycle on an important issue.
Somehow, the values of the Democratic Party and progressives alike proved baseless when the liberal populace of California voted not only to keep the death penalty via Proposition 66, but also chose to shorten the length of the appeals process from what could be decades to only a few years.
I was raised in a white, working-class rural American town that voted for Donald Trump this year. Urban liberals lack understanding of places like my home, and tend to write them off as uneducated or backwards.
We all laugh at wealthy, white college students breaking the law in obscene ways – think movies like “Animal House” and “Neighbors,” with scenes of underage drunken antics, hazing, abuse of illegal drugs and sex offenses.
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