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Clinton’s University Appearance Draws Criticism

WESTWOOD—In March, former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton paid a visit to Westwood, lecturing at UCLA's Royce Hall before engaging in a 40-minute question-answer discussion with the audience. As Clinton leads-up to a possible 2016 presidential campaign, a Washington Post article revealed the details of a communication between university officials and Clinton's brass, information obtained under the...

Ferguson Grand Jury Finds No Conclusions

FERGUSON, MO—A Missouri grand jury declined to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson on November 24 in the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 9. Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man was unarmed when he was killed. St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch read the grand jury’s finding that there was insufficient evidence to warrant a trial on any...

Diversity Course Becomes UCLA Degree Requirement

WESTWOOD—On October 31, the UCLA faculty voted in favor of making a one quarter-long diversity course a degree requirement for students of all majors. The initiative, which passed amongst UCLA faculty by a margin of 332 to 303, will become university policy if approved by both the Academic Senate’s Legislative Assembly and the Academic Senate’s Undergraduate Council. If passed, the degree requirement...

UCLA Protest on Ebola Stir

WESTWOOD—On Wednesday, concerns for a potential Ebola epidemic were expressed by a group of about twenty unionized nurses protesting outside of UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center. The virus can only be spread through direct contact with bodily fluids or direct contact with a contaminated surface or item. Recent cases of the disease in the United States have specifically afflicted nurses...

UCLA Amongst Top Universities In Country

WESTWOOD—According to US News & World Reports inaugural Best Global University rankings, UCLA stands as the No. 8 university worldwide and the No. 2 public institution behind rival University of California Berkeley. The rankings, covering 500 universities across 49 different countries, are based upon an institution's influence in both the academic and research communities. UC Berkeley, only ranked behind Harvard and...

Giants Are 2014 World Series Champs

SAN FRANCISCO—The stage was set for the miracle: bottom of the ninth, two strikes, two outs, Kansas Cityleftfielder Alex Gordon looming on third base.    Then came the fly-ball off the bat of catcher Sergio Perez, soaring foul before landing safely in the glove of third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Ball game over, World Series over, dynasty secured, Sandoval collapses to the...

Soap Star Sentenced In Assault

  WEST HOLLYWOOD—Actress Crystal Hunt, 29, known to most for her work on the daytime soaps “Guiding Light” and “One Life to Live” has been sentenced after pleading no contest to assaulting a woman at a bar. The incident in question occurred on December 13, 2013, where Hunt threw a glass at a woman after an altercation took place at...

Stephen Collins Probed For Child Molestation

NEW YORK—Actor Stephen Collins, best known for his role on the television series “7th Heaven” is being investigated by the New York Police Department to confessing to his wife, actress Faye Grant of child molestation. TMZ first broke the news of the story, of Collins’ confessing on tape to his estranged wife during a taped therapy session in 2012 of...

Actress Detained For Inappropriate Behavior

STUDIO CITY—Daniele Watts, the actress who appeared in the movie “Django Unchained” alongside Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington, was detained by authorities from the Los Angeles Police Department on September 11 near the CBS Studios lot. Officers responded to the scene after 911 calls were placed of two people engaging in inappropriate behavior in a public setting.Watts...

NFL Superstar Ray Rice Fired

BALTIMORE, MD—NFL superstar and Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, 27, had his contract terminated with the team after disturbing video of the football player beating his girlfriend surfaced. TMZ Sports unleashed the video on their website, which captures Rice and his then fiancé Janay Palmer at a now defunct casino elevator in Atlantic City, NJ. The video which is...
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