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    Are Jews a race? Schuette and university admission ...
    in Campus Life

    By Devorah Friedman
    October 24, 2014

    Trudging up or down Bruin Walk, one sees students advertising events or organizations, hawking wares, or simply skirting gaggles of visitors to UCLA. However, those passersby on Oct. 15 and 17 witnessed a campus-wide march to protest California’s Proposition 206, which in part prohibits affirmative action, in light of the upcoming United States Supreme Court…

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    Running it into the ground: moderate musings on th ...
    in Campus Life, Israel

    By Moshe Kahn
    October 23, 2014

    It is natural that in times of war the voices of moderation are stifled. A threat to the health of the community awakens a deep internal defensive stance while the scrutiny of one’s peers only reinforces this attitude. For over a century, the Israelis and Palestinians have been at war with one another, further entrenching…

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    The Shabbos Project 2014: an ambitious shot at Jew ...
    in Campus Life, Jewish Society

    By Devorah Friedman
    October 21, 2014

    Sabbath, Shabbat, Shabbos, and the less-common Shabbath and Shabbas (an attempt to reconcile Eastern European consonant pronunciation with North African and Middle Eastern vowel vocalization) are all examples of the futility of attempts to standardize the transliterated pronunciation of a language whose speakers were dispersed from their homeland for a millennium and a half. Splintered…

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    Why Are Student Leaders and Jewish Bruins Under At ...
    in Feature, Israel, Opinion

    By Tessa Nath
    July 1, 2014

    There will always be that one person who does not like you. There will always be that one person who thinks you can do no right. And while you acknowledge your own faults, that one person sees them as far greater than anyone else’s. Implicit in this is the antagonistic relationship between two people, between…

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    Flashback to the year
    in Feature

    By Devorah Friedman
    June 1, 2014

    It’s been a long year at UCLA, marked by special Hillel bashes (such as Joe Bruin’s Bear Mitzvah), USAC elections, and USAC- and BDS-related drama. To wrap up the year, Ha’Am has compiled a list of some of the most significant events of 2014, both globally and Jewishly. We’d like to extend a big yashar…