The recent pro-Palestine protests occurring on college campuses across the country, including UCLA’s own Palestinian Solidarity Encampment (PSE), have garnered widespread criticism and have been met with extreme police responses. Student protests of the past and present continue to prove that freedom movements will persist so long as systemic issues go unaddressed by those in power. Understanding this history on both a local and national scale can emphasize the importance of questioning dominant narratives, the power of community-building and actions of solidarity.

While lung cancer rates are dropping for every group, a California study finds that nonsmoking Asian American women are having their rates steadily grow. One would think that as smoking is receding, so too should its effects on the newer and younger generation. Ultimately, scientists are baffled with this result. Thus, there is a call for more research to be introduced.