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UC Irvine's chancellor on Tuesday pledged to find and discipline whoever slipped a racist note into a black female student's backpack last week. The student found the note, which read "Go back 2 Africa slave," while she was in the science library May 7,...
In the second racially charged on-campus incident in three weeks, UC Irvine police said Friday that they are investigating a note found in a black student's backpack that read, "Go back 2 Africa slave." The female student discovered the note while she...
These thoughts might be controversial to some, but the issue is timely, and the moment to correct a series of injustices is now. Therefore, it is time for our country, and all of us in it, to recognize and enforce marriage equality. Before I go further,...
I'm no sailor. As a matter of fact, I've been known to lose a meal over a vessel's heaving (no pun intended!) deck. It's a practice guaranteed to win few friends. But I do love a good maritime narrative that depicts human courage and conflict and...
Tags: U.S. Navy, Antarctica, Norway, Heroism, Arts and Culture
With the estimated cost of attending a four-year state college in America at $120,000, the average family of four should expect their children's college to cost more than buying a home. Even though only 24% of Americans believe college is affordable, 97%...
Quentin Tarantino fans won't be disappointed in "Django Unchained," a crazy mess of ideas from spaghetti westerns, "Roots" and "Blazing Saddles" jangled up in a tale of pre-Civil War slavery and revenge. Tarantino borrows from the best, even from his...
As I write this column for Friday's edition of the Daily Pilot, it is noon Tuesday and America is midway through an election day that has divided the nation more than any other in recent memory. It is somehow appropriate to share with Newport-Mesa...
People often forget that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tenn., while he was standing in solidarity with sanitation workers as they sought justice in their workplace. I could think of no better way to honor his legacy than by...
American colleges have responded to harsh criticism that tuition rose four times as fast as the cost of living over the last 25 years — resulting in their graduates leaving school as debt slaves with an average of $25,250 in student loans — by...
Hanukkah commemorates the collision of two great cultures, the conflict between Hellenism and Judaism. As Jewish people celebrate the 2,176th anniversary of that battle in ancient Judea, we focus on the light of Jerusalem overcoming the dark spirit of...
(Re. "Union attacks have parallels to past," Community Commentary Aug. 10): Speaking of slow news days and diatribes, Jamshed Dastur's take on collective bargaining is hard to take seriously. Defending unions is expected from liberals, but to compare...
Nearly 100 years after Lincoln freed the slaves, proper Southern ladies entrusted the raising of their children to women of color, but wouldn't let them use their toilets. This is the story of "The Help," the highly watchable movie of the bestselling...
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