Nicole Schussman
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Nicole is a fourth-year English major at UCLA and the Editor-in-Chief of Ha'Am for the 2019-2020 school year. She is passionate about traveling and helping people, and hopes to one day attend law school.

Jewish Leaders at UCLA Provide Input Regarding Search for New Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The search for a new Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (VC EDI) has launched since the current Vice Chancellor, Jerry Kang, announced that he would be stepping down this year at the end of his five-year term. As…

Hanukkah Gift Guide

As Hanukkah fast approaches (Dec. 22 this year), there arises the annual question of what gifts to get for your friends and family. If you’re tired of giving and receiving socks, gift cards, or body wash, you’re not alone. With…

An Interview with Brandon Broukhim, a Candidate for General Representative in the Upcoming USAC Election

Today I sat down with Brandon Broukhim, a political candidate for the position of USAC General Representative, to discuss the election and his platform.  Brandon’s platform focuses on solving issues faced by the everyday student. In our interview, he stressed…

Jews Behind the Scenes

Jewish minds have been shaping history for as long as we have written records and they continue to shape the modern world, including our own city of Los Angeles. You’ve likely seen films produced by Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,…

SMC Student Raises Over $700 Through Instagram to Help the Less Fortunate

In fall of 2018, Ava Zarifpour, 21, raised over $700 for socks, sanitary products, and hygiene kits for the homeless with the help of her friend, Adina Jalali. Zarifpour, a sociology student at Santa Monica College, said she first thought…