Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play major league baseball.
But earlier this week, the UCLA baseball stadium named in his memory became a Los Angeles Police Department detention center for protesters participating in the Black Lives Matter movement.
This post was updated May 27 at 10:14 p.m.
Tough classes, research on hold and a global pandemic.
These days, South Campus students really can’t catch a break, and their departments certainly aren’t making it any easier.
Deflecting blame and pointing fingers seemed to be the Undergraduate Students Association Council’s bread and butter this year.
And even as its newly elected members gear up for the upcoming school year, outgoing USAC members spent their latest meeting lamenting the Cultivating Unity for Bruins Referendum’s failure to pass.
One step forward, two steps back.
This is an evident theme in the Trump administration – unabashedly implementing regressive measures, which undo protections for individuals who are undocumented, LGBTQ+ populations and the environment.
The pandemic curtailed momentum building behind most activities across campus.
But for graduate student protesters, that sentiment applies tenfold to them.
In the lead-up to the statewide COVID-19 shutdown, graduate student protests were gaining steam.
COVID-19 has exposed the nationwide flaws in a system lacking worker protection, from weak unemployment provisions to dismal health care services.
Closer to home, UCLA isn’t doing much more than the bare minimum – especially when it comes to protecting its essential workers.
Kelechi Iheanacho has been a leading voice for cultural communities and organizations as the Undergraduate Students Association Council’s cultural affairs commissioner, even if some of her platforms fell short of being achieved.
Millen Srivastava proposed attainable goals last fall and no doubt proved that she could get most of them done.
As the Financial Supports commissioner, Srivastava prioritized students’ fundamental rights, saving on school and campus affordability during her campaign in the fall of 2019.
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