On May 8 at 5:30 p.m., local reporters, students and community members packed Perloff auditorium to hear Uemura Takashi speak. Uemura shared his struggles as a heavily-criticised Japanese journalist from the late 1990s to present. After publishing his Asahi Times 1999 article on a Korean “comfort woman,” Kim Haksun, Uemura has faced death threats.
The lines can be long at certain hours of the day, but it’s definitely worth the wait. Plus, they give out free samples while you wait in line. Inside, they have a T.V. slideshow displaying Instagram photos of people tagged with Tpumps drinks.
My uncle still calls me Mulan as a joke because I loved that movie so much. In retrospect, Mulan had a huge impact on my life because this warrior princess was the first character who looked like me on screen. So to say that I was just “excited” about a live-action Mulan is a bit of a understatement.
With the passing of the 23rd anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots on April 29, it is important to recall that these protests are not isolated instances, but rather examples of how race relations, socioeconomic conditions, and systematic oppression intersect in a way that allows urban communities to become the breeding ground for repeated protests against police brutality since the 1960s.
Rihanna has recently released a new music video to her new single, “American Oxygen.” She sings about the American dream and how through hard work one could achieve success and become prosperous. Through her song she even relates her own career experiences, singing, “Young girl hustlin’ on the other side of the ocean. You can be anything at all in America, America.”
On April 9, the 7th annual Southeast Asian Admit Weekend (SAW) began. Each year UCLA Community Programs Office’s retention projects such as Southeast Asian Campus Learning And Retention (SEACLEAR) and MEChA Calmecac invite admitted students from all over the world to come to UCLA for the weekend and learn about UCLA and their identity.