So long, America! So long, Los Angeles! I turn my back on your
congested freeways, Atkins-obsessed airwaves and concrete jungle
suburbs to return to my beautiful homeland ““ the place you
all love to call “Down Under.”
No more Starbucks at every street corner!
For 17 years, students at UCLA have pushed to make a diversity
requirement part of the general education curriculum for each
While propositions for the requirement have been submitted to
the university over that period, the Academic Senate ““
UCLA’s faculty government directly in charge of academic
matters ““ has decided against such plans in favor of other
measures to foster multiculturalism.
Since the University of California stopped using race
considerations as a factor in college admissions, many campuses
have seen a steady decrease in the amount of minority students
enrolling in each year’s freshman class.
For many students, attending church may be a rare occurrence in
their college lives, and usually might happen at times like Easter
Yet a group of eight UCLA students call the University Lutheran
Chapel on Strathmore Avenue home ““ literally.
First, they searched through pantry cupboards and refrigerators
to find any food that might be wheat-based ““ bread, crackers,
Then, all such products were isolated in pre-designated
cupboards, doors sealed shut with tape, a symbol of the discipline
by which all would abide.
Spain’s incoming prime minister pledged Monday to bring
Spanish troops home from Iraq unless the United Nations takes
control there, further placing strain on already tender
relationships between the United States and its European
The Republican Party’s newest star has afforded
conservatives a rare high-profile supporter in California who could
prove helpful for President Bush’s re-election chances.
Since his election in the November 2003 recall, Gov.
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