“No Offense, But” is back for another week, this time to answer a question on many students’ minds: What is going on with the Undergraduate Students Association Council?
Ryan SmithSports editorPrediction: UCLA 82, USC 70
I have been predicting UCLA will win in big games all year – regardless of the sport.
And despite the Bruins losing in each and every one of those games, I will continue to do the same.
“No Offense, But” is back in your feeds! Join Opinion editor Keshav Tadimeti and columnists Will Bleveans and Tabatha Lewis this week as they weigh the pros and cons of eliminating the SAT and ACT from University of California admissions.
For bored reporters and burnt-out students, a little bit of excitement and intrigue at one of the Undergraduate Students Association Council’s weekly meetings is like manna from heaven.
This post was updated Jan. 28 at 10:00 a.m.
In the late 18th century, American revolutionaries proclaimed they would not abide taxation without representation. Today, UCLA students are protesting funding allocations without adequate representation.
It seems the persistent war of words between North and South Campus students may point to a fundamental problem in UCLA’s grading policies.
Conventional wisdom holds that students seeking easy classes should enroll in the social sciences and humanities, which supposedly grant A’s at a much higher proportion than classes in the sciences.
History is replete with accounts of ambitious political initiatives that have promised to address all manner of injustices, only to devolve into a “tragedy of good intentions.”
Race-based affirmative action seems to be no exception to this historical trend.
No issue has proved more effective in getting college students to the polls than the rising cost of tuition. It is doubtful, however, the issue’s prominence will have improved our political discourse after the dust has settled from the midterm elections.
When it comes to safeguarding the integrity of our student government elections, the Undergraduate Students Association Council just can’t get it right.
In the wake of an explosive controversy in spring over alleged voter coercion, UCLA students doubtlessly expected USAC to institute far-reaching reforms to clean up campus elections.
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