This post was updated April 11 at 7:59 p.m.
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Every year, the Graduate Students Association holds a spring quarter election for four executive officer positions that aim to best represent the interests, needs and concerns of UCLA’s graduate student body.
Transparency promotes accountability.
It’s a sentiment that’s often shared by both members of the Undergraduate Students Association Council and its critics.
Most recently, various Jewish and pro-Israel student organizations raised concerns about USAC’s transparency following the council’s approval of a resolution that called for the University of California to divest from businesses that contribute to global military operations.
It would ideally go without saying: UCLA should not harm the financial stability of its health care workers during the worst pandemic in a century.
Today, though, the editorial board writes in response to just that.
A UCLA student made national news this week for his involvement in the insurrection at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.
To many Bruins, Christian Secor’s involvement in the insurrection – and subsequent arrest by the FBI at his Costa Mesa home Tuesday – was no surprise.
During times like these, it can be hard to keep up with looming existential crises.
Still, the threats don’t stop being existential.
Just a few months ago, wildfires left behind trails of destruction all throughout California.
Talk is cheap.
And there’s nothing new about students complaining about the Undergraduate Students Association Council.
While it isn’t often that students have the chance to take action on their criticisms, the upcoming spring USAC election offers just that.
Overnight, democracy was toppled.
On Feb. 1, democratically elected members of Myanmar’s ruling party were deposed by the country’s military, which seized control of the nation and declared a yearlong state of emergency.
This post was updated Feb. 11 at 5:43 p.m. to reflect clarified statistics about racial demographics at UCLA during 2018 and 2020.
They’ll never let you hear the end of it.
The fight for affordable education has long been an uphill battle that students have traditionally waged.
And the recent campaign by the UC Student Association to increase Pell Grants is no exception.
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