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  • The God Squad: Sterling scandal invites thoughts on diversity

    Q: I'm writing today about race. I'm a member of an organization that tries to reduce racism in our community, so I'm quite sensitive to this issue. In light of the NBA/Donald Sterling fiasco, I felt compelled to write. Fortunately, the NBA took...
  • Supporters rally for Israel in Irvine

    Supporters rally for Israel in Irvine
    On the bloodiest day of conflict yet in this summer of hostilities in the Gaza strip, thousands gathered Tuesday night for a community rally in support of Israel at the Samueli Jewish Campus in Irvine. The rally was one of hundreds at Jewish centers...
  • What's in a name? A lot when a pope chooses it

    Habemus Papam! We have a pope! That was the word, or rather the words, from St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday, and it wasn't just a worldwide church that had awaited the news but the world itself. And the news was good, as in the Good News. For suddenly...
  • Reel Critics: As zombie films go, an A for 'Z'

    Reel Critics: As zombie films go, an A for 'Z'
    Director Marc Forster has done the impossible. He's made an exciting and thoughtful zombie movie for grown-ups. "World War Z" is not the creepfest of the undead you might expect. It really plays out as a medical thriller in the mold of "The Andromeda...
  • My Answer: Bored in church? Look inside yourself

    Q: You're always telling people to go to church, but all the churches I've been to are so boring I can't stand it. You'll probably tell me just to keep looking, but why should I? Besides that, I enjoy having a day to myself. — K.W.W. A: Let me...
  • Hope fills the air at Walk MS event

    Hope fills the air at Walk MS event
    Bill Bisch was in the midst of throwing a football during a family Thanksgiving game when his legs gave out and he fell face down. The 57-year-old San Juan Capistrano resident was quickly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). "MS changed my life...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Sage Hill

    Samir Durrani GPA: 4.6 School Activities/Clubs: co-founder of the Organic Educational Center, Honor Committee, Sage Advocates of Multicultural Education, Environmental Club president, rowing team, golf team, Mock Trial captain, jazz band string bassist,...
  • The God Squad: Can we explain the roots of hatred?

    Q: Why is there anti-semitism? What is it about the Jewish culture that causes this to occur? — B., via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: You've asked me why some people hate other people, and I wish I could answer you in a way that might both explain...
  • It's A Gray Area: Justice must come before peace

    Probably the biggest tinderbox in the world today is the Holy Land, with the problems between Israel and Palestine continuing to deteriorate. But before I say more, I want to affirm as forcefully as I can that I completely support Israel and its right...
  • Some afraid to speak up at UC Irvine

    Editor's note: This updated version changes a description of UC Irvine student Hadeer Soliman's demeanor. IRVINE — It was like any other day at UC Irvine's Cross-Cultural Center, a hub where campus groups congregate for official events or just...
  • Harris' many sides

    When Charles Harris says, "I've lived a couple different lives," he's probably selling himself short by a few lives, more or less. There's the Charles Harris who lived in Chicago until age 11, moved to the Bay Area where he went to high school before...
  • Olive Tree Initiative aims to hear both sides in Middle East conflict

    At multicultural UC Irvine, the Middle East and U.S. policy in that region can create fervent debate. While tensions sometimes escalate on campus — as they have with the Irvine 11 case against student protesters — in 2007 a group of...